Charlotte laughs for a good cause

January 1, 2014 by  

This month, Charlotte residents can laugh a little while supporting a good cause. Susan G. Komen Charlotte and Wells Fargo are joining together to present ‘Laugh for the Cure.’ This event will celebrate breast cancer survivors while raising money to help end the illness through research and community health programs.

In 2002, a group of friends founded Laugh for the Cure. The purpose of the grass roots effort is to remember, celebrate, and help those affected by breast cancer. Tammy Greyshock, whose mother is a 27-year survivor, was a leader in the movement. So far, the comedy show has raised $700,000 for its purpose.

The comedy and charity event will begin with a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres. Then, the show will feature funny ‘PG-13’ jokes including comedian headliner Tammy Pescatelli. Depending on the seat, tickets cost in the region og $45 – $125 and can be purchased online or by calling (704)-372-1000.

Organizers are sure to turn to print companies in the area in search of flyers and banners to highlight the event. No doubt a big turnout will help the organization raise more money for their cause. Furthermore, using brochure printers, the founders can make a handout to raise awareness about the disease, while also informing people about local health programs and current research.

The event takes place on January 18 at 5:30 pm at Levine Center for the Arts in the Knight Theater located at 430 S. Tryon Street in Charlotte. The comedy show begins at 7:15 pm.