About Gilda's Club: Cancer Action, Inc. was formed in 1959 with the mission to be a leading not-for-profit cancer support group, dedicated to delivering highly-responsive prevention, education and wellness programs and support services to those affected by cancer. Cancer Action’s objective was to create a better-informed and healthier population. Building on that mission in 2000, Cancer Action, Inc. brought the Gilda’s Club program to the Rochester community. This collaboration allowed them to present a wider variety of programs and offer much-needed social and emotional support to those living with cancer, along with their families and friends. Named for legendary comedienne Gilda Radner, the first Gilda’s Club opened in New York City in 1995. When Gilda’s Club Rochester opened its Red Door for the first time in September 2000, there were 630 annual visits. They now have over 17,800 visitors per year. Gilda’s spirit lives on as members both give and receive love and laughter through their unique programs and events. Gilda's Club Rochester offers over 1,200 free programs each year to the men, women, teens and children whose lives have been impacted by cancer.