Actress Emma Stone, 32, Says Mom’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis Motivated Her to Help Others to Not Feel Isolated As They Cope with Cancer

Emma Stone knows firsthand the effect of a cancer diagnosis – her mother battled breast cancer when Stone was just 19. For some, going through a parent’s cancer with them can bring children even closer to their parents; the challenging time shapes everyone in the family in new ways.

Stone was recently honored with the Gilda Radner Award at Gilda’s Club NYC. Stone shared the emotional reaction she had when she first learned her mom had cancer. Gilda’s Club is named for the late, great Saturday Night Live comedian, Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer at just 42 years old in 1989. The eponymous non-profit supports people living with cancer, and Stone has been an ambassador for Gilda’s Club since 2012.

The actress shared: “I was 19 when my mom was diagnosed and the idea of trying to understand that, especially as a little kid…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.” [Read more…]