LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center (CSC) presents its annual Gilda Award Gala, May 14, 2015 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City. The evening of humor, fun and celebration will honor Tig Notaro, Grammy Award-nominated comedian, writer and breast cancer survivor; YAS Fitness Centers' Founder Kimberly Fowler and Vice President Sherri Rosen and Dr. Mitch Golant, national psychosocial cancer research pioneer. NBC4 Weathercaster Fritz Coleman hosts; actress/comedian Sarah Silverman presents; Pat Kennedy Chairs.
Grammy Award-nominated comedian, writer and breast cancer survivor Tig Notaro, will receive the prestigious "Gilda Award" to be presented by fellow comedian and actress, Sarah Silverman. The "Gilda Award" is presented to a person that represents late comedian Gilda Radner's courageous spirit, one that continues to inspire cancer patients today. Gilda Radner came to CSC (then known as The Wellness Community) in 1986 during her battle with ovarian cancer.
YAS Fitness Centers' Founder Kimberly Fowler and Vice President Sherri Rosen are this year's recipients of the "Wellness Award." The fitness company is being celebrated for its positive influence on the community by promoting wellness and a culture and spirit of generosity.
Dr. Mitch Golant will be honored with the "Harold H. Benjamin Innovation Award." Dr. Golant is a national psychosocial cancer research pioneer and is currently Senior Vice President Strategic Initiatives at CSC-HQ, British Columbia. CSC is celebrating his work with Dr. Benjamin (CSC's visionary founder) in elevating the role of psychosocial support worldwide.
In 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda's Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. Its mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. The combined organization provides the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer through a network of 50 licensed affiliates, more than 120 satellite locations and vibrant online and telephone communities, touching more than one million people each year. CSC Benjamin Center was founded in 1982 in Santa Monica by Dr. Harold and Harriet Benjamin. Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center offers 100% free invaluable emotional and psychological support and related, healthy life-style services.
Individual tickets, $300. For information, visit www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org.
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