Gilda Radner was not only a famous comedian and celebrity, but she was also a face of women's cancer. The fact that she fought bravely should not be forgotten. It is disappointing and disrespectful to hear that four clubs are dropping the moniker, Gilda's Club just because, as one Lannia Syren Stenz, a senior director of Gilda's Club Madison, pointed out, "our college students were born after Gilda Radner passed, as we are seeing younger and younger adults who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis..."
How about instead of denying how much Gilda did for the cause, you teach the students about who she was and what she died for? As one person said, "I didn't know Mayo and I don't know why he has a clinic, but I know what it is."
We are here to teach and pass on the memory of those who went before us. Why not continue to pass on the memory of Gilda Radner and keep the name Gilda's Club? Instead of hoping not to confuse people, teach them to not be confused!
- Gilda's Club Madison
Reconsider changing the name of Gilda's Club
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