Everyone needs a place. That’s what Detroiter and comedian, Gilda Radner, said when she was facing a cancer diagnosis that seemed insurmountable. Gilda, a successful young talent with all the resources in the world, suddenly felt alone. Gilda felt that regardless of the outcome, a community of support and education was lifesaving. When Gilda lost her courageous battle, her family and supporters remembered her important words, ‘everyone needs a place,’ and they created one. That place is Gilda’s Club. By lifting our daunting mortgage, together we can ensure that no one faces cancer alone. Ever.
Special thanks to Cooper Standard, a global automotive supplier, who joined forces with Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit to create the “Burn the Mortgage” campaign. Lead by Cooper Standard’s North American President Bill Pumphrey, and with the support from other auto suppliers and a determined Gilda’s Club community, the campaign is working to lift the burden of the daunting mortgage on the clubhouse where Gilda’s Club hosts their many free programs. In July, Gilda’s Club presented a check to Talmer Bank and Trust for $371,000. We have nearly $80,000 more to go!