Gilda's Club is a community organization for people living with cancer, their families and friends. Local chapters provide meeting places where those living with cancer, their families, and friends can join with others to build emotional and social support as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge and nonprofit, Gilda's Club chapters offer support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a nonresidential, homelike setting. Gilda's Club was named in tribute to comic actress Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989. It is now known as the Cancer Support Community.