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Craig Shoemaker, Jason Allen King to Perform at Susan G. Komen Charlotte “Laugh for the Cure” Comedy Event

By Joel Pace

Craig Shoemaker, Jason Allen King to Perform at Susan G. Komen Charlotte “Laugh for the Cure” Comedy Event

Charlotte, NC – Wells Fargo will present the 16th annual Susan G. Komen Laugh for the Cure comedy event at McGlohon Theater on Thursday, March 9th, 2017. Nationally known comedian Craig Shoemaker will headline the event and regional performer Jason Allen King will open.

The annual Laugh for the Cure event celebrates breast cancer survivors and raises money for community health programs and breast cancer research. The evening includes a survivor reception, VIP cocktail reception, complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet, silent and live auctions, entertainment, and a hilarious full-length PG-13 comedy show.

Headliner Craig Shoemaker’s extensive accomplishments include major television and cable network appearances, hosting syndicated radio and podcast shows, on-stage stand up, performing on Broadway, has written two children’s books, and hosted motivational presentations and speeches. Accolades include Comedian of the Year by American Comedy Awards; Number One comedy routine of all time by XM Radio, iTunes #1 comedy album; two Emmy awards, and the honor of performing for four United States Presidents.

 

Doors to the event open at 5:30 p.m. in Spirit Square; comedy event begins at 7:15.

Tickets can be purchased at www.carolinatix.org/laugh. Options include VIP ticket for $80, which includes an exclusive VIP reception, free drink, heavy hors d’ourves, access to live and silent auctions and lower level seating in the theater. General Admission tickets are $65 and include heavy hors d’ourves, cash bar, access to live and silent auction and general seating in the theater.

ABOUT LAUGH FOR THE CURE

“Laugh for the Cure” has grown from a modest grass-roots effort started in 2002 by a group of friends in Charlotte whose lives had each been touched by breast cancer, to a national Susan G. Komen program. Laugh for the Cure was founded and led by Tammy Greyshock in celebration of her mother (now a 27-year survivor), to remember loved ones she and her friends had lost, celebrate survivors and help people in the community impacted by the breast cancer. Since its inception, Laugh for the Cure has grown to be the second largest fundraising event for Komen Charlotte and has raised more than $900,000 to help fund education programs, mammograms, diagnostic services and treatment support for local women and men in the Charlotte region. Last year, Laugh for the Cure raised over $100,000.

 

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