Tickets on Sale Now for Appleton Medical Center Foundation, Community Hopsice Foundations' Event

January 9, 2012

Chicago’s Second City Troupe to Headline ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine’

Tickets are now on sale for Chicago’s legendary comedy troupe, The Second City, for their performance to raise funds for local cancer and hospice patients at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in March.

Tickets are now on sale for Chicago’s legendary comedy troupe, The Second City, for their performance to raise funds for local cancer and hospice patients at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in March.

 

Loaded with some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from Second City’s 45-plus year history, the troupe’s performance puts a new twist on fundraising for The Appleton Medical Center and Community Hospice Foundations. The majority of the ticket sales from “Laughter is the Best Medicine” will be used to directly benefit patients and their families receiving cancer and hospice care through services provided by ThedaCare.

  • Tickets for the 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, performance are $25 each.  Tickets may be purchased at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Ticket Office or by calling (920) 730-3760.  Tickets are also for sale online through Ticketmaster or by calling (800)-982-2787.

“There is such a tremendous need for financial support for cancer and hospice care services that aren’t covered by insurance, and this fundraising evening is designed to give the community something they can wrap their hearts around,” noted Kim Beiser, foundation board member and event chair. “It also gives area residents the opportunity to make a huge positive impact on area cancer and hospice patients and their loved ones who are grappling with the physical and emotional challenges of fighting a life threatening illness.”

Sponsors already on board this event include Community First Credit Union,  The Avenue 91.1 radio, JP Graphics Inc and High-Bardon Wealth Management, LLC

“Laughter soothes the soul and gets your mind off your troubles no matter what they are. It’s very healing and therapeutic, which makes this such a neat event,” Beiser said.

Founded in 1959, The Second City has become the premier training ground for the comedy worlds best and brightest. The troupe’s alumni includes the following top names in comedy: Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Martin Short, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Horatio Sanz, Ryan Stiles and countless others.

ThedaCare (www.thedacare.org) is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, ThedaCare At Work, and ThedaCare At Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

For more information, media may contact Megan Wilcox, APR (megan.wilcox@thedacare.org), corporate and public relations specialist for ThedaCare, at (920) 830-5847 or the Appleton Medical Center switchboard at (920) 731-4101.