With some affiliates of the Gilda’s Club national cancer support organization causing a bit of a fuss about deciding to change their name, we checked in with the Seattle chapter located at Broadway and Union to find out where it stands.
“We’re happy to report that we are definitely not changing our name,” development director Marlene Diskin tells CHS.
“We’re proud of it and have established our brand over our 10+ year history in Seattle of providing our free program of services to everyone touched by cancer in our community.”
Gilda’s Club is named for the late comedian Gilda Radner who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1986 and died three years later. It was founded in the early 90s and has grown to support 20 non-profit, free-of-charge facilities.
You can learn more about the Seattle chapter — and how to support it — at gildasclubseattle.org.
The organization has called 1400 Broadway home since 2002 when it purchased the building for $2.3 million. The 1911-era building was originally Johnson & Hamilton Mortuary and is included on the city’s roster of Pike/Pine “character structures.”