White Plains, NY The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, recently presented a check for $1,000 to Gilda’s Club Westchester. Created in fulfillment of actress Gilda Radner’s dream, Gilda’s Club offers a welcoming community of free support for everyone living with cancer, along with their families and friends.
“We are so grateful for the generous support of the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation,” said Melissa Lang, CEO of Gilda’s Club Westchester.
“Gilda’s Club does not receive any formal reimbursement for the services it provides. Therefore, the support Gilda’s Club receives from the generosity of the community – through grants, corporate and foundation funding, private donations and fundraising events – is so critical.”
Since 2001, Gilda’s Club Westchester has been providing emotional support, healthy lifestyle workshops and activities along with social events in a non-residential, yet home-like setting. The Westchester Clubhouse serves Westchester and Rockland Counties, as well as Connecticut’s lower Fairfield County.
The first Gilda’s Club opening in 1995 in New York City, and other clubhouses followed around the country. There are currently 22 clubhouses nationwide.
Gilda’s Club Westchester is one of the many local Hudson Valley charities benefitting from the Realtor Foundation, which has raised more than $30,000 from its “Runway for Hope” Fashion Show at New Rochelle’s Glen Island Harbour Club, and four “Pub Nights” this year held throughout the Hudson Valley.
Established in 2004 and relaunched in 2013, the Foundation has donated thousands of dollars to charities and non-profits throughout the Hudson Valley. As concerned members of the communities we work in, the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation participates in qualified community-based charities who serve the housing, hunger, health, happiness, and humane needs of citizens everywhere.