Contributed by RobScott:
People magazine reports that Britney Spears has made a $50,000 donation to Gilda’s Club Worldwide, whose network of free cancer support communities throughout North America helps patients with the disease.
The money will go to the Super Days program at Gilda’s Clubs – named after Gilda Radner, the Saturday Night Live comedian who died of ovarian cancer in 1989, at age 42. Super Days are daylong programs for children living with cancer to help them understand the disease and do arts, crafts and other activities.
In a released statement, Spears says, “When children have cancer, or when their parents or siblings have the disease, there are few places they can turn to for support. Gilda’s Club is one of those places. I passionately believe in helping children in need, and so I am very happy to make this gift to help children learn they can cope with what can be a terrible and devastating experience for them.”
“We are very grateful to Britney Spears for her most generous gift,” said Angelica Berrie, chairperson of Gilda’s Club Worldwide. “It will improve the lives of hundreds of children who are living with cancer.”