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Emma Stone headlines remote benefit for Gilda’s Club NYC as she’s honored by cancer support group

Emma Stone headlines remote benefit for Gilda’s Club NYC as she’s honored by the cancer support nonprofit

Her mother is a breast cancer survivor and she has lent her celebrity to awareness and fundraising campaigns.

And on Thursday, Emma Stone was honored with the Gilda Radner Award during a virtual benefit for Gilda’s Club NYC.

The actress, 32, has been an ambassador for the nonprofit organization since 2012 and supports its efforts to provide free support groups, counseling and workshops for people with cancer and their loved ones.

Spotlight: Emma Stone was honored with the Gilda Radner Award during a virtual benefit for Gilda’s Club NYC  on Thursday, appearing remotely via video due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Usually an annual fundraiser held as a gala in NYC, the COVID-19 pandemic meant that participants appeared remotely via video.

In her award acceptance speech, Variety reported, the LaLa Land Oscar winner praised the organization’s work with young people.

‘I was 19 when my mom was diagnosed and the idea of trying to understand that, especially as a little kid,’ Stone shared.

‘Knowing that at Gilda’s Club, kids can have fun and go to summer camp and enjoy time with other kids who understand what they’re going through is absolutely incredible,’ she said.

Caring: Stone has been an ambassador for the nonprofit organization since 2012 and supports its efforts to provide free support groups, counseling and workshops for people with cancer

Caring: Stone has been an ambassador for the nonprofit organization since 2012 and supports its efforts to provide free support groups, counseling and workshops for people with cancer

In her award acceptance speech, the LaLa Land Oscar winner raised the organization's work with young people

Stone's mom is a breast cancer survivor and the actress was 19 when her mother was diagnosed

Supportive: In her award acceptance speech, the LaLa Land Oscar winner, whose mom is a breast cancer survivor, praised the organization’s work with young people

Icon: This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the nonprofit established in memory of comedienne and SNL star Gilda Radner who died from ovarian cancer in 1989

Icon: This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the nonprofit established in memory of comedienne and SNL star Gilda Radner who died from ovarian cancer in 1989

This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the nonprofit established in memory of comedienne and SNL star Gilda Radner who died from ovarian cancer in 1989. 

SNL alums Martin Short, Laraine Newman and Chevy Chase made appearances in which they reflected on the impact Radner had had on their lives. 

Other speakers during the gala included current Saturday Night Live castmembers Kenan Thompson and Ego Nwodim while Broadway stars Ben Platt and Nicole Van Giesen along with The Workshop A Cappella provided musical entertainment. 

Star power: SNL alum Chevy Chase made an appearance in which he reflected on the impact Radner had had on his life and her lasting legacy

Star power: SNL alum Chevy Chase made an appearance in which he reflected on the impact Radner had had on his life and her lasting legacy

Joined in: SNL alum Martin Short also appeared via video during the fundraiser

Joined in: SNL alum Martin Short also appeared via video during the fundraiser

Other speakers during the gala included current Saturday Night Live castmember Kenan Thompson

SNL's Ego Nwodim supported the virtual benefit too

Other speakers during the gala included current Saturday Night Live castmembers Kenan Thompson and Ego Nwodim

Sang for his supper: Broadway star Ben Platt was among those who provided musical entertainment during the event

Sang for his supper: Broadway star Ben Platt was among those who provided musical entertainment during the event

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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