What's Hot 2017 Is Being Updated (Come again!)
GUEST HOSTING ON NY TV!
On Feb. 14 at 7pm Saranne Rothberg guest hosted "The Conversation" live on MNN in NYC, (Time Warner Channel 56, Fios 34, RCN 83 and MNN Channel 2.) Her first guest was LeAnetta Future Robinson, a young Humanitarian, Singer, and Star of Bravo's newest series, "The First Family of Hip Hop". LeA is the granddaughter of Sylvia Robinson (of blessed memory). Sylvia was a Singer, Musician, Record Label Executive and the woman credited as being "The Mother of Hip-Hop". (We all still sing Rapper's Delight by Sugarhill Gang and many more rap hits!) LeAnetta also has volunteered at ComedyCures for years.
Saranne was then joined on the live broadcast by young Social Entrepreneur and Ecuadorian Chocolatier Alejandro Cadena of Hoja Verde.
("The Conversation" is a Community Affairs program where one to three unusual, accomplished, unique and/or skilled men and women of various backgrounds, religion, race and persuasion are interviewed. Various points of view are presented from a perspective of history, geography and arts. (Thank you Shannon Taylor for inviting me to guest host your show and having me on as a guest several times before to discuss ComedyCures.org and the NY Times Best Seller, "Radical Remission".)
COMEDYCURES COLLABORATIONS & UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS
RUMOR HAS IT THAT OUR NEXT FUNDRAISER WILL BE IN DC! A save-the-date will be going out shortly.
There are so many collaborations at this moment. Please check back since we are updating this list mid-Feb. 2017.
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ComedyCures LaughingLunch® is a free, award-winning, therapeutic comedy program for people living with chronic and/or acute illness, depression, trauma and disabilities and their caregivers and family members. ComedyCures LaughingLunch® serves hundreds of hospitals and social service agencies with the help of the finest comedians and performers. ComedyCures LaughingLunch® videos can be watched via our video link or youtube/comedycures. For reservations and program bookings call 1-888-300-3990 or email info@ComedyCures.org.
SARANNE WINS 2016 NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY FOUNDERS AWARD!
Our ComedyCures Founder, stage IV survivor Saranne Rothberg, was honored by The Association of Fundraising Professionals. Saranne accepted the prestigious recognition in a bathrobe and curlers at "New York Stories in Philanthropy" event on National Philanthropy Day. The gag infused the audience with good cheer as she roasted the prestigious attendees before accepting her honor. After, she was whisked away to Text-to-Pledge Founder Reed Baker's party.
FOR PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS: LAST LAUGHINGLUNCH OF 2016
Join us for our Next FREE NYC LaughingLunch on December 6th Patients, caregivers, support groups and widows welcome. For reservations and information call 1-888-300-3990 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org CA & DC LaughingLunch events scheduled to launch in 2017.
Thank you to the many comedians, sponsors and volunteers who make this program possible, during our 12th anniversary year! Thank you to Comedians Rick Younger, Dena Blizzard, Missy Grynkiewic, Sherry Davey & Magician Mattias for your outstanding performances at our last ComedyCures LaughingLunch.
ComedyCures Rockin' PBS!
Check out our recent 2016 story on PBS, airing on Thirteen WNET New York & NJTV. Check other listings. Saranne on set w/ Host Steve Adubato.