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Gilda's Club Grand Rapids with President & CEO Leanne Arkema

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In Life Now with Coach TMB is super excited to bring this episode to you tonight as I have the awe inspiring opportunity to interview the President and CEO of Gildas Club in Grand Rapids' Leanne Arkema!

"Gilda's Club became more of a passion than a job for Arkema, and she became attached to the beauty of the club and the good that it does for people. She muses that a lot of people are emotionally unhealthy, especially when big things happen to them, and part of becoming emotionally healthy is learning to laugh.

Gilda Radner, the namesake of Gilda's Club, had the same opinion. The engaging comedienne and original SNL cast member was diagnosed with cancer in 1986 and passed away in 1989. While initially losing the ability to be funny, Radner eventually wrote in her book, It's Always Something, "My job was to find what was funny about whatever was going on. So I began to think that I should do the same thing with cancer."

Ladies and gentleman all around the world, I hope you are ready to hear this amazing lady speak to us tonight tonight about the inspiring work Gilda's Club is doing for people and their families walking through cancer under the leadership of the beautiful Ms. Leanne Arkema!

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