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Denis Leary to Host Comics Come Home This Saturday

NOVEMBER 11, 2016
RDR Staff

This Saturday night, the 22nd Comics Come Home event will occur at TD Garden in Boston, MA. And for the 22nd time, the event will be hosted by Actor/Comedian Denis Leary.

The show will be a who’s who of the comedy world, including Bill Burr, Lenny Clarke, Nick DiPaolo, Robert Kelly, Jay Larson, Wendy Liebman, Wanda Sykes, and many more.

Proceeds from the show will go to The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care.

The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care was founded in 1995 in memory of Cam Neely’s parents, Michael and Marlene, who both were diagnosed with cancer.  After having been a family member of a cancer patient, Cam understood firsthand the needs of the family and the Cam Neely Foundation is dedicated to helping families cope with their ‘new normal’ when a diagnosis occurs.

Cam is also President of the Boston Bruins and is a close friend of fellow hockey enthusiast, Denis Leary.

Below are a couple videos in reference to past Comics Come Home events

Cam Neely Foundation For Cancer Care

Here are some interesting facts about the Foundation
  • The Foundation was established in 1995 in memory of Marlene and Michael Neely who lost their battles with cancer.
  • Since the Foundation’s inception, on average, $0.91 of every dollar raised goes directly toward The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care programs.
  • 1997 groundbreaking and opening of The Neely House at Tufts Medical Center.
  • 2000 expansion of The Neely House from eight to sixteen apartments.
  • 2001 Neely Cancer Fund established as second major program.  The Fund supports initiatives that impact cancer patients directly.
  • 2002 The Neely Center for Clinical Cancer Research opens, providing cancer patients and their families more rapid access to important new cancer studies and treatments.
  • 2004 The Neely Cell Therapy and Collection Center opens, providing necessary stem cell collection services to outpatients in a warm and comfortable setting.
  • 2005 The Foundation makes largest pledge in Tufts Medical Center’s 200 year history – a $5 million commitment to establish The Michael Neely Center for Brain Tumor Care and Research.
  • 2006 renovation of the Neurosurgery Department and Outpatient Clinic.
  • 2006 purchase of over $1 million of neurosurgical equipment allowing surgeons to perform less invasive surgery.
  • 2007 The Neely House celebrated it’s 10th Anniversary in November.
  • 2008 Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Operating Suite opened.
  • 2008 The Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Floating Hospital for Children opened in August.
  • 2010 Opening of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic in January.
  • 2010 construction to begin on the state of the art 12-bed Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit.
  • 2011 The Michael Neely Neuroscience Center opened in April
  • 2012 In March the Foundation pledged $1.5 million to build The Marlene Neely Endoscopy Suite. Construction to begin in 2015.
  • Over $27 million has been raised for Tufts Medical Center since our inception in 1995.
  • Over 6,000 families have stayed at The Neely House.

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