The mission of Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey is to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends.
Our innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities.
Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey is a premier provider of social and emotional support for anyone touched by cancer. The Worldwide affiliation of Gilda’s Club is an international leader in advancing understanding of the essential nature of social and emotional support in the lives of people with cancer, as well as for the families and friends who surround them. To find out more about Gilda’s Club Worldwide or other affiliates throughout North America.
Gilda’s Club is named in honor of Gilda Radner, who, when describing the emotional and social support she received when she had cancer, called for such places to be made available for people with cancer and their families and friends everywhere. Although the Saturday Night Live comedian died in 1989, Gilda’s spirit lives on at every Gilda’s Club, where members join with other “experts” at living with cancer to both give and receive the benefits of love and laughter through the unique Gilda’s Club program.
The first Gilda’s Club, including a worldwide training center, opened its signature Red Door in New York City in 1995. Since that time, additional clubhouses have opened in North America and Canada. Thousands of members now attest to the fact that Gilda’s Club has helped change their lives by restoring control and enabling them to plan their own emotional and social support, thus strengthening and enriching the entire family.