Award-winning actress, Emma Stone, has been an ambassador for Gilda’s Club New York City since 2012. Emma has been an active member in the Gilda’s Club NYC community and our Noogieland program for children and teens. She welcomed guests to our 24th Annual Benefit Gala in 2019 with a short video including this message, “I’ve seen firsthand how incredible the work they’re doing is and how it helps so many people – both people who are going through it [cancer] and their family and friends.” (See the full video HERE.) More recently, in support of our virtual program during the global COVID-19 pandemic, Emma shared a video raising awareness of the services we provide and called for others to join her in supporting us. Gilda’s Club is grateful for Emma’s dedication to our mission.
Mary Elizabeth Williams
Mary Elizabeth Williams is a journalist and the author of the 2016 memoir A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles: A True Story of Love, Science, & Cancer, a starred Kirkus, Library Journal, and Booklist selection. She has written for The New York Times, Time Motto, and The Guardian, and has spoken on cancer and healing for the Parker Institute for Cancer, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and numerous other organizations, including ours. She and her family have been active members of our community since 2011. In 2012, Mary Elizabeth was a proud member of our TCS NYC marathon team.
In an interview on behalf of our free cancer support program, Mary Elizabeth said, “After cancer you never go back to your life. You go forward in a new life. And that life will always be informed by the experience of cancer. Always. Cancer is a part of our lives every single day. So [Red Door Community] is a part of our lives every single day.”