ARTlando 2016 benefits the Cancer Support Community at Orlando Health.
SO THAT NO ONE FACES CANCER ALONE®
The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education, and hope to people affected by cancer for over 30 years. In July 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. The Wellness Community was founded by Dr. Harold Benjamin in Santa Monica, California in 1982. Gilda Radner, famous for her work in the original Saturday Night Live cast, was a participant at The Wellness Community. The first Gilda’s Club opened in New York City in 1995 in her memory by her friends and family including her husband, actor Gene Wilder, and her therapist Joanne Bull. The Cancer Support Community offers a network of personalized services and education at no charge for all people affected by cancer through an affiliate network.
UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health provides this program at no charge for all Central Floridians impacted by cancer. The mission of the Cancer Support Community perfectly complements that of Orlando Health: to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. The program addresses the social and emotional health of people at any age along the cancer continuum, including at diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment, long-term survivorship, end-of-life and bereavement to ensure no one has to face cancer alone. Novel technologies, including mobile, are also being explored to help extend the reach of these meaningful resources.