Almost 150 people participated in the Gilda’s Club of Westchester Golf and Tennis Invitational on Monday July 18 at Sunningdale Golf Club in Scarsdale. The event raised funds to support Gilda’s Club Westchester, a resource for social and emotional support for people living with cancer, located at 80 Maple Avenue in White Plains. Membership and all activities at Gilda’s Club are open to all and free of charge. The Gilda’s Club Program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities.
Stephanie Falk, Gilda’s Club Director of Special Events and Board Member and Chair Jimmy Weil along with event co- chairs Margot Milberg, Cindy Musoff, Gerri Sommers, and Julian Wise, did an excellent job of running the event which was sold out this year. Participation in the tennis round robin grew from 16 players in the first year to 52 in 2011.
At the lunch following the morning of tennis, co-chair Cindy Musoff said, “you know you’re doing something worthwhile when you volunteer at Gilda’s Club.” She encouraged everyone to volunteer and stop by the club to visit. Cancer survivor and Gilda’s Club Member Chris Smith spoke about her 2009 cancer diagnosis and the essential role the club played in getting her through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. She participated in support groups, classes, workshops and exercise session and said, “Gilda’s Club has now become my second family.”
The event ended on a lighter note when prizes were awarded to the top scorers in each of the tennis flights with Patti Dweck winning the A/Bflight and Judy Cooperman coming out on top of the B/C flight.
Kudos to even committee members: Carol Bennett-Schnorr, White Plains; Andrew Falk, Edgemont; Wendy Kleinman, Scarsdale; Marthalee Mellis, Edgemont; Mike Mellis, Edgemont; Beth Metzendorf , Larchmont; Dan Milberg, Scarsdale; Jason Monroe, Purchase; Julie Monroe, Purchase; Scott Musoff, Edgemont; Stacey Remnitz, Armonk; Gary Rones, Mamaroneck; Andy Sommers, Edgemont; Linda Sommers, Chappaqua; Mitch Stein, Scarsdale; Jim Stern, Mamaroneck; Mayo Stuntz, Mamaroneck; Harri Taranto, Larchmont; Susie Wang, Rye Brook; and Jim Weil, Scarsdale
To learn more about how you can get involved in Gilda’s Club visit, http://www.gildasclubwestchester.org/
Pictured at top: Cindy Musoff, Gerri Sommers, Beth Metzendrof, Stephanie Falk, Margot Milberg, Wendy Kleinman