Gilda’s Club Rochester has changed its name to Cancer Support Community Rochester to better reflect what the not-for-profit organization does.
Cancer Support Community Rochester provides free supports to people with all types of cancer as well as their families and friends. An essential complement to medical care, Cancer Support Community Rochester provides support groups, healthy lifestyle programs, workshops and educational and social programs. Programs are offered in person as well as virtually.
The organization also unveiled a new website at cscrochester.org and a new logo, as well as a new sign at its offices located at 255 Alexander St. in Rochester.
“This is an exciting day for our organization, as we change our name to reflect our understanding that community is stronger than cancer,” said CEO Melinda Merante. “While our name is changing, our mission stays the same. We remain dedicated to ensuring that no one faces cancer alone and that anyone affected by any type of cancer can receive non-medical, emotional and social support at no cost.”
The organization was founded in 1959 as Cancer Action and became known as Gilda’s Club in 2000.
The nonprofit serves more than 5,000 people annually and offers more than 1,000 free programs annually to adults, teens and children who are affected by cancer. Cancer Support Community Rochester is an affiliate of a global nonprofit network of 175 Cancer Support Community and Gilda’s Club locations.
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