Wednesday, June 1. 2011
Funny woman Gilda Radner lost her battle with ovarian cancer decades ago, but through Gilda's Club, founded by the actress's husband Gene Wilder shortly after her death, the actress is providing support to those afflicted with the disease. Now, in an effort to raise money, Gilda's Club has teamed with the Seattle Chocolate Company to offer Gilda's bar, a five dollar sweet that will help to raise operating funds, foundation officials report.
According to the organizations website, joining the Gilda's Club community can help an individual learn how to live with cancer by creating a web of support that is open to all.
"We know that there isn't anything fun about cancer," said CEO of the Seattle chapter of Gilda's Club Anna Gottlieb. "Gilda helps bring out the best even for people who are facing this difficult disease. Add chocolate to the mix, and it makes everyone feel better."
The profits will allow Gilda's Club to continue on its mission to pick up where health insurance and hospital care leave off by providing free support services to cancer survivors, sufferers and their families. Some of the chocolate bars even contain a golden ticket that grants access to Seattle Chocolates, like in the 1971 movie Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, which Wilder starred in.
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