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Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee’s Red Door Bash returns to celebrate local leaders making an impact on the cancer community

Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee’s Red Door Bash returns to celebrate local leaders making an impact on the cancer community

NASHVILLE, TENN. – August 2, 2022– Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee will host its biggest fundraiser of the year, the 2022 Red Door Bash, on September 21 at the Omni Hotels & Resorts Nashville. Hosted by WSMV’s Carley Gordon, the annual event will celebrate another year of free cancer support for individuals and families in 15 Middle Tennessee counties, as well as honor a group of community leaders and volunteers for their extraordinary impact.

Those being honored at the 2022 Red Door Bash include:

  • Corporate Vision Award: Zander Insurance Group, David Lewis and Jeff Zander
  • Gail Addlestone Community Building Award: Terry and Julie Bulger
  • Red Door Champion Award: Lori Weitzel
  • Shining Star Award: Tod Roadarmel, Omni Hotels & Resorts Nashville

This year’s Red Door Bash will also feature duo Bowen Young. Who, after rave reviews from the 2022 Songwriter’s Night, will be returning for an ‘encore’ performance for the gala attendees. Bowen Young’s debut single, ‘Skeletons’ will be available everywhere September 9th.

“Join us as we honor these exceptional honorees, each who make sure our Red Door is always open to anyone impacted by cancer.  These well deserving honorees quietly have an enormous impact at Gilda’s Club, and we are delighted to shine a light on their achievements,” said President and CEO Harriet Schiftan.

The event will open with a reception and silent auction, followed by a three-course dinner, an opportunity to hear from a Gilda’s Club member in the form of a “Member Moment” and an awards program. The Red Door Bash Committee    Co-Chairs, Gretchen Goldstein and Erica Jacobs have set out with the task of making this year’s silent auction the biggest yet.

“Last year’s silent auction broke all records, so naturally, we set out in 2022 to offer MORE fabulous vacation homes, art, spirits, unique experiences, and one-of-a-kind Nashville treats for this year,” said Goldstein, “There is something for everyone at every price point. The Red Door Bash Committee of fourteen amazing event planners have been working for months to make this year special and memorable.”

The Red Door Bash generates 20% of Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee’s operating expenses and all donations immediately impact and improve the lives of people with cancer and their families.

‘We are so thankful to the community for saying “yes” to the Red Door Bash, and we would love for you to join us,” said Jacobs, “We are thrilled to be bringing together members, donors, and supporters to ensure cancer support at no charge is available for anyone touched by cancer.”

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The 2022 Red Door Bash is being sponsored in part by Omni Hotels & Resorts Nashville, Burr Forman, Maria and Bernard A. Pargh Family Foundation, HCA Healthcare/Tri-Star Health, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Studio Eight Design, HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health, Pinnacle Financial Partners, and Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center.


Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, provides support, education, and hope to all people impacted by cancer, including those diagnosed and family and friends. Free of charge to everyone – thanks to our generous donors – Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee’s evidence-based program for adults, teens, children, and families includes support groups, health and nutrition coaching, healthy lifestyle workshops, mind-body classes, social activities, educational lectures, and community resource information. Offering approximately 70 professionally-led support and networking groups, and more than 80 educational workshops and lectures each month – either online or from our midtown Nashville location, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee makes a tangible difference in the lives of those impacted by cancer. We build community, so no one faces cancer alone.