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Laugh for the Cure 2019
2019 Laugh for the Cure
Join Komen Virginia Blue Ridge on Saturday, September 7, 2019 for the Laugh for the Cure at Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia. The event begins at 6:30pm. Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but for one night, it will be! Tickets are $125 each and are available for purchase online or through the Komen Office. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Laugh For The Cure® (LFTC) is a grass-roots effort founded in 2002 in Charlotte, NC by a group of friends whose lives had each been touched by breast cancer. They founded the event to remember loved ones they had lost, celebrate the survivors and help those in their community currently impacted by the disease. The event has grown into one of the most highly anticipated and unique fundraising events in Charlotte and is quickly spreading to cities across the country! Laughter is the best medicine and the PG-13 comedy shows have universal appeal to all audiences and keep the crowd ‘laughing for a cure‘! Over 5 years, this event has raised over $190,000!
Detailed information about sponsoring the event is available here.
HEADLINER – Kim Harrison
Kim is a transplanted Floridian that now lives in South Carolina where teeth are optional and tattoos are the law. Her quick witted sarcasm and angelic singing voice gave Kim all she needed to enter the standup comedy industry. Since 1994, she has delivered fast paced, upbeat comedy to private parties, corporate events, casinos, and comedy clubs throughout the United States, Canada, and The Caribbean. Kim has appeared with Norm McDonald & Jim Breuer (“Saturday Night Live”), Bobby Collins, Travis Tritt, and Bill Maher (“Politically Incorrect”).
Her comedy show is so polished and clever that if funny were light, they would be passing out sunglasses at the door. Her 6 year old daughter, who thinks she is 36, her 34 year old husband, who acts like he is 5, and her own 39 years of life experiences give her an endless supply of outrageous comedy stories. Spice it all up with a beautiful singing voice, a few parodies and several lobster impressions and “Presto!” you get the Kim Harrison experience along with a few aching “laughter muscles” from the side splitting comedy she delivers.
FEATURE – Jesse Jones
Jesse Jones has been doing stand-up comedy for the last eight years. His high-energy style and honest story telling allows crowds to connect with him on a personal level whether they want to or not.
He has been seen on MTV, Laughs on Fox, reviewed by the New York Times and the web series Fitness Fail with the 3V network.