YOUR PURCHASE HELPS A PERSON DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER
Nearly 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year.
(National Cancer Institute)
Kate and Laurel and its parent company, Uniek, Inc. is a proud supporter of the nonprofit organization, Gilda Club Madison, and their efforts to ensure no one has to face cancer alone. Since the beginning of the relationship in 2016, we have contributed thousands of dollars in funds through our annual golf outing, local fundraising programs, and other service promotions. Now, with the launch of the Kate and Laurel website, we will contribute 3% of every purchase to Gilda Club’s Madison.
What exactly is Gilda’s Club?
Gilda's Club is a community organization for people with cancer and their families and friends. It was named in tribute to the charismatic actress and comedian, Gilda Radner, an original Saturday Night Live cast member. She died of ovarian cancer in 1989. The organization took its name from something Ms. Radner said about having cancer: “it’s a membership to an elite club I'd rather not belong to.”
Gilda’s Club Worldwide and The Wellness Community joined forces in Nov. 2009 under the affiliation name of the Cancer Support Community. It’s a non-profit group that forms an extensive network of free and welcoming “clubhouses” all over the United States and Canada where everyone living with cancer can come for social, emotional and psychological support.
They offer an essential element for coping by providing a healing environment that includes networking groups, lectures, workshops, social events, structured programs for children and teens, as well as, help members build their own unique and customized community of support.
Our Local Chapter
The clubhouse of Gilda's Club Madison was devastated by historic flooding in late August 2018, sustaining more than $1.4 million in damages. To date, they continue to fundraise so that they can restore the clubhouse to 100% and resume on-site programming as soon as possible. In the meantime, off-site programs continue for Madison area children and adults touched by cancer.