On Saturday, September 21, the 3rd Annual Shaking with Laughter Gala will take place at the Ohio Theater at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio. A highly anticipated evening with entertainment by musical guest John Pizzarelli and comedian Wendy Liebman, the event will also include a poignant keynote by journalist and Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Council member Dave Iverson.
Founded in 2011 by Team Fox members Karen and Marc Jaffe, Shaking with Laughter draws inspiration from Marcís longstanding career in comedy as both a writer and performer. In addition to influencing the nightís line up, Marcís comedic roots are also deeply tied to the impressive silent auction, now open for online bidding. Utilizing the talent and wit of his many personal contacts, Marc has enlisted a variety of comedic legends to support what the Jaffes have declared as ďTell a Joke for Parkinsonís DayĒ on Wednesday, October 23. With comedic greats such as Larry David, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Penn & Teller already signed on, the auction allows supporters to bid on the opportunity to have their favorite comedian personally call to tell them a joke. ďWe hope our guests are inspired to gather their friends, collectively bid large and join us in supporting Parkinsonís research,Ē says Marc. To view the full list of participating comedians, visit Shaking with Laughterís online CharityBuzz page.
Also available for auction are other great items such a Michael J. Fox signed golf bag, a private tour of Kendall Jackson Wineries by President Rick Tigner and a visit to the set of ďThe Big Bang TheoryĒ inclusive of lunch with director Mark Cendrowski. All funds raised will go directly to Team Fox.
To date, Shaking with Laughter has raised over $300,000 in support of The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
To purchase tickets to this yearís event, visit: http://shakingwithlaughter.org/donations-tickets/
To bid on one of the eventís fantastic auction items, visit: www.charitybuzz.com/shakingwithlaughter