improv continues their support for Gilda's Club
South Florida through their Comedy With A Cause program by using
multiple events to raise money for the organization. Not only dedicating
time and effort, but tickets to other shows for use by the charity
to raise money.
THEY improv performs often producing shows at the Seminole Paradise Improv in honor of Gilda Radner and raising money and awareness for Gilda's Club. Don't miss these shows!
THEYimprov most recently provided a performance at Gilda's Club South Florida at a pot luck dinner. Members of Gilda's were treated to a comedic performance while enjoying the friendship that Gilda's is famous for.
On July 19th, 2006 at the Seminole Paradise Improv, THEY improv, Laughing Gas, and Majic 102.7 FM's Joe Johnson cam together and raised over $2,500 for the organization. The event also included a raffle for tickets to the Colbert Report and Emeril Live! The show was featured on Majic 102.7 FM, in the Miami Herald, the Sun Sentinel and Weston Lifestyle Magazine.
In addition to benefit performances, THEY improv's Director, Todd Rice, has taught an improv class at Gilda's Club in Fort Lauderdale. The classes bring people together and teach techniques for support. Plus the classes make people laugh. There can never be enough laughter at Gilda's Club.
THEY improv often donates tickets to other shows to allow Gilda's to raise additional money.
The improv community in South Florida at large also supports Gilda's Club. THEY improv participated in the 4th Annual South Florida Improv Jam to benefit Gilda's Club South Florida at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
Pictured above are THEY who performed at the benefit at the Kravis Center. Pictured are (clockwise from top left) Jim Rose, Todd Rice, Valerie Zach, James Carrey (who did not perform, but everyone couldn't help but to hear his distinct laugh), Ed Zeltner, Dustin Sharpe, Sam DeLima, and Andy Sottilare.
The beneficiary of these events is Gilda's Club of South Florida. Their mission is to provide a place where men, women and children living with cancer and their families and friends join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Activities and events are free to members and are offered in a non-residential home-like setting. Gilda's Club is a free social and emotional support community named for Gilda Radner.
If you would like to learn how you might be able to help this invaluable organization, you can contact them at 954-763-6776 or obtain information at their website, www.gildasclubsouthflorida.org.