NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gilda's Club NYC (GCNYC), the founding cancer support organization named in honor of Saturday Night Live comedian, Gilda Radner, will host its 23rd Annual Benefit Gala on November 8th at Gotham Hall. The evening will include dinner, a silent auction, live auction, award presentation, and an after-party.
This year's distinguished honorees are recognized for their impact on the cancer community:
- The Red Door Award for Innovation will be awarded to CVS Health for its commitment to its customers in quality health care products and services and for discontinuing the sale of cigarettes, a leading cause of lung cancer.
- The Advances in Cancer Research Award will be awarded to Andrew Plump, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, for his leadership role in the development of treatments that have helped to improve the lives of cancer patients.
Guests from the biopharmaceutical, investment banking, legal and advertising industries, among others will be in attendance. Honorary Chairs include, Joanna Bull, Mandy Patinkin, Emma Stone, Karen Wilder and Robin & Alan Zweibel. Gala Co-Chairs are Laura Bartlett, Chairman, Board of Directors, GCNYC and Mark J. Alles, CEO, Celgene Corporation. Lydia Wickliffe Fenet, Senior Vice President, Global Director of Strategic Partnerships of CHRISTIE'S will lead the live auction and appeal.
Corporate sponsors include Diamond Benefactor: Celgene; Leadership Circle Benefactor: Slattery Family Foundation; Silver Benefactor: Takeda; Red Door Patrons: CVS Health, Eisai; and 18 Bronze Patrons.
About Gilda's Club NYC: Gilda's Club NYC's mission is to support, educate, and empower cancer patients and their families free of charge by providing support groups, educational lectures and healthy lifestyle workshops at the West Village Clubhouse or at hospital partners around NYC. www.gildasclubnyc.org
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