Cancer Pathways was formerly Gilda’s Club Seattle – named in honor of Gilda Radner, who, when describing the emotional and social support she received when she had cancer, called for such places of participation, education, hope and friendship to be made available for people with cancer and their families and friends everywhere. The New York flagship facility, with its International Training Center, opened in June of 1995.
Anna Gottlieb, our Executive Director, saw an article in People Magazine on a rainy Seattle afternoon many years ago about the first Gilda’s Club opening in New York City. She was so intrigued by the family focus and the humor that went along with a cancer support community that she went to NY to see it for herself.
She was so convinced that this wonderful program was needed in Seattle that she spent the last 19 years pursuing this dream. Anna says, “This has been a journey filled with much love, dedication, passion and commitment on the parts of so many. It has been a privilege and honor to play a small part of this incredible team.” We officially opened the doors to our clubhouse in 2001 and have been continually growing, adapting, and walking alongside people with cancer ever since.
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Board of Directors
I have spent almost 35 years working in cancer research; and always searched for ways to provide patients and family members with information, hope, and support. I was delighted to find Cancer Pathways and volunteer here. Everything we do makes a difference! I am humbled to be on the board and to be part of an organization that gives so much to patients, families, and friends.
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I’m on the Board because I very much believe that all people impacted by cancer, particularly children, are empowered by knowledge, sustained by community and strengthened by action.
It is a pleasure to serve on the Cancer Pathways board after being a volunteer on the Luncheon & Gala Committee for more than six years. Seeing firsthand the positive impact of Cancer Pathways programs in our community, like Camp Sparkle and the Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest, motivates me to support all who have been touched by cancer. Join me in donating and volunteering today.
Review Cancer Pathways’ most recent audited financials. For any other financial questions, please email Anna Gottlieb.
Cancer Pathways Federal Tax ID: 91-1742315
Facing cancer together requires deep and far reaching support for patients, survivors, their families, and caregivers when they need it most. Through your support, we are able to offer these services all free of charge, so that no one faces cancer alone.
“If you had told me that one of the happiest days of my life would occur as my only child was dying of cancer, I would not have believed you.”
To learn more about our 20th Anniversary please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.KIRO 7: Cancer Pathways, formerly Gilda’s Club, celebrates 20 years in Seattle
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