Laugh Often, Live Fully, Love Freely! For the sixth year in a row, Oakville’s annual Ladies Out Laughing “sold out” comedy event continues to stand out as a night of over the top fun and laughter that makes a huge difference for several cancer-fighting causes; raising over $60,000.
Ladies Out Laughing was created in 2008 by two friends, Chris Reidy and Deirdre Thomas, as a way to raise money for their own participation in The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation’s Weekend to End Breast Cancer.
That first year they were happy to raise over $6,000 – but the event has grown spectacularly every year, and is now a much-anticipated fixture in the Oakville scene, with tickets selling out the very first day they go on sale.
Attended by over 500 women – and a few supportive men — this year’s event supports the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™, and The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer™, both benefiting The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret Hospital, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, as well as the Tour for Kids™, which raises funds for children’s cancer camps and family support programs. New this year, a portion of proceeds will support Wellspring Halton-Peel, a local facility that provides a wide range of cancer support programs. The event also hopes to drive an additional 50 registrations for these fundraising events, which will generate a minimum of $60,000 in additional funding.
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