BEF and Gotham Comedy Club partner up to put on the first live streamed comedy event for cystic fibrosis patients
Press Release – NEW YORK — May 23, 2017 — The Boomer Esiason Foundation announced the launch of its “Laugh it Up” campaign in partnership with Gotham Comedy Club. The Laugh It Up campaign aims to provide these patients around the world, who can never meet one another due to the risk of infection, an experience they can share together, albeit virtually.
For people with cystic fibrosis, laughter really is the best medicine. It has been shown that laughing can be an effective way to loosen and get rid of mucus build-up in patients’ lungs. So through the power of laughter and live stream technology, CF patients will enjoy a night of comic relief, the spirit of unity, and physical relief from their symptoms.
The event –– bringing together comedians Veronica Mosey, Harrison Greenbaum and others –– will be held at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6pm, and live streamed through the Laugh It Up CF Facebook page dedicated to CF patients. Tickets to the comedy show are $35 and can be purchased here: < http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=488035&cart >. All proceeds go to BEF.
While the campaign hopes to raise money and awareness for this devastating disease, it more importantly hopes to engage and celebrate this unique patient population who make the daily decision to be victors, not victims. One day we’ll provide them a cure—but until then, we’ll provide them with unity and some comic relief.
About The Boomer Esiason Foundation
The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with a committed core of volunteers to heighten awareness, education and quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure.