Red door opens for Gilda’s Club Twin Cities

The signature red door officially opens in Minnetonka later today.

Image courtesy of Gilda's Club Twin Cities

Anyone who’s either battled cancer or watched a loved one fight the battle is probably familiar with Gilda’s Club, named in memory of comedian Gilda Radner, who died from ovarian cancer in 1989. The clubs are gathering places where people living with cancer can come for social and emotional support. It’s not a clinic, nor a medical facility, but a comfortable home, with a drop-in kitchen, living room, library, yoga studio, space for kids and more. A ribbon cutting and open house for the new Twin Cities clubhouse is today:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Open House
5:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Gilda’s Club Twin Cities
10560 Wayzata Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55305

I was invited to a fundraising breakfast for Gilda’s Club Twin Cities nearly a year ago by a former colleague who’s been fighting cancer for years, and who delivered a beautiful and emotional speech about her experience. Unfortunately, her story is far too common – 25,000+ Minnesotans are diagnosed with cancer each year.

You can find a story about Gilda’s Club on our partner KARE 11.