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Sandy Obodzinski CEO Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee Nashville free cancer support

20 Years of Walking Hand-in-Hand with Those on a Cancer Journey

This “Welcome from Our CEO” was originally published in Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee’s 20th Anniversary Bash event program. We’re happy to reshare it here today. Twenty years ago, Microsoft became the largest company in the world, Google was founded, and the film Titanic swept the Academy Awards. Here in Nashville, Tennessee, a new organization was…

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Holly Hearn Whaley Nashville Wine Auction Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee free cancer support

2018 Inaugural Red Door Champion Award winner Holly Hearn Whaley

At our 20th Anniversary Bash, held October 30, 2018, we honored and celebrated three community leaders for their giving hearts and extraordinary community impact. Among the three was Holly Hearn Whaley, President and CEO of Nashville Wine Auction. Learn more about Holly and her Gilda’s story in this excerpt from the event program. An accomplished…

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Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee Felice Apolinsky LCSW free cancer support Nashville

2018 Nancy Saturn Award of Inspiration winner Felice Apolinsky

At our 20th Anniversary Bash, held October 30, 2018, we honored and celebrated three community leaders for their giving hearts and extraordinary community impact. Among the three was Felice Apolinsky, LCSW, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee’s Program Director for 20 years. Learn more about Felice and her Gilda’s story in this excerpt from the event program….

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Sandy Obodzinski Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee Style Blueprint

How Sandy Obodzinski Created a New Life in Nashville

The first Gilda’s Club opened in New York City in June 1995, and three years later, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee was founded. This year, and this month specifically, marks the 20th anniversary of the Middle Tennessee chapter’s efforts to provide support, education and hope to all people impacted by cancer. Sandy Obodzinski is well-suited, both…

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