It has been an honor to be involved in such a life-affirming project. To witness in print the bravery and honesty of these teens. They've taught me so much about life, love and what it is to fight, to win and sometimes to lose, but always to learn.
Today, I am pleased to share that Tom's of Maine has done more than pay simple "lip service" to giving back. For the fourth year, Tom's of Maine has directly engaged with the nonprofit sector in its annual "50 States For Good" contest.
Gilda Radner exploded on television and into American homes every Saturday night, stealing the hearts of millions with her host of brilliantly eccentric characters -- now indelibly etched into modern memory.
Just know that I am not writing this as someone who was a friend of Gilda Radner's. Or who was a writing partner. Or even as a father whose three children, to this very day, refer to their godmother as Aunt Gilda.
That's who Gilda Radner was and while it's somewhat shameful that the Wisconsin cancer center is detaching itself from her name, ultimately it's really up to us, the fans, to keep the flame alive generation to generation.
Since the Madison chapter of Gilda's Club announced this week their plans to change the name of their organization by removing reference to late comedian and Saturday Night Live great Gilda Radner, after whom the non-profit was named, there's been an incredible amount of backlash.