Annual Event Benefits ThedaCare Family of Foundations
Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood will take the stage at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Fri., March 6, to raise funds for the ThedaCare Family of Foundations.
Their performance headlines the annual Laughter is the Best Medicine fundraiser for the Foundations, which will raise funds for the new $44 million regional cancer center near Encircle Health on Capitol Drive in Appleton. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show range in price from $28.50 to $48.50 and can be purchased in person at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center or through Ticketmaster starting Dec. 8. The Boldt Co. is the presenting sponsor for Laughter is the Best Medicine.
Known by TV audiences for their work on “Whose Line is it Anyway?,” Mochrie and Sherwood improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. The show is very interactive – just like a live version of their hit show.
“Laughter is the Best Medicine is a great fundraiser since it reminds people that having a good laugh can improve their overall health,” said Laurie Ackell, chairperson of Laughter is the Best Medicine. “The funds from this event will go to the new cancer center and other cancer services. Cancer isn’t a fun topic to talk about so having an event where we focus on laughter is definitely something different.”
The ThedaCare Family of Foundations, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to help people express their values through giving and to apply charitable gifts to provide funding for ThedaCareTM initiatives that help people experience exceptional care. Member Foundations of the Family support programs and services throughout the region and include Appleton Medical Center Foundation, Berlin Area Health Foundation, Peabody-Heritage Fund, Riverside Health Foundation, Shawano Medical Center Foundation, ThedaCare Foundation—New London, ThedaCare Hospice Foundation, and the Theda Clark Medical Center Foundation.
ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of seven hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, ThedaCare Medical Center-New London, Shawano Medical Center, Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca, Community Memorial Hospital in Berlin, and Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, and ThedaCare At Home. ThedaCare is one of the largest employers in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.