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Cancer Support Nonprofit’s Biggest Annual Fundraiser Slated for Oct. 9

Cancer Support Nonprofit’s Biggest Annual Fundraiser Slated for Oct. 9

Red Door Bash Celebrates Year Like No Other – and the Volunteers Who Led the Charge

The award-winning Red Door Bash, benefiting Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee’s free cancer support program, is Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Join us as we raise funds for an essential Middle Tennessee nonprofit; celebrate another year of free cancer support for adults, teens and children in 15 Middle Tennessee counties; and honor several community leaders for their service and dedication, including:

Red Door Champion Award: Brian and Victoria Marger

Red Door Hero Award: 13 Gilda’s Club volunteer support group facilitators:

  • David Adcock PT
  • Deanna Candeloro M. Ed LPC-MHSP
  • Dana Davis LSCW
  • Lynn Dunavant MA HSP
  • Pamela Duvall
  • Larae Heil
  • Cynthia Johnson LICSW BCD
  • Laura Jo Leach LMSW
  • Doris P. McLay
  • Lanier Sachs M. Ed. NCC
  • Carole Sanders
  • Warren Thompson Ph. D
  • J. Dawson Wells LMSW

Red Door Bash is co-chaired by Rae Hirsch and Erica Jacobs and tickets include reception food and beverages, access to a silent auction, a three-course meal with wine service, and valet parking. Learn more at


Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, is dedicated to providing support, education and hope to all people impacted by cancer, including family members and friends of those diagnosed.

Free of charge to everyone, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee provides a gathering place where people with cancer, as well as their families and friends, can join with others to actively involve themselves in building social and emotional support as a supplement to regular medical care. Our evidence-based programming includes support groups, healthy lifestyle workshops, mind-body classes, social activities, educational lectures and community resource information. Offering approximately 60 professionally-led support and networking groups, and more than 50 educational workshops and lectures each month, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee is able to make a tangible difference in the lives of those impacted by cancer. We build community, so no one has to face cancer alone.