Rare Disease Report

Jim O'Heir, Wendy Liebman, Jane Lynch, and more Comedy Night for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

MARCH 10, 2017
RDR Staff
The Tuberous Sclerosis (TS) Alliance has a long history of using some of the best and brightest in the entertainment industry to raise funds and awareness towards tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). This year is no different. On Sunday, April 2, 2017, the 16th Annual Comedy for a Cure will be held at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Comedy for a Cure

The host of this year’s Comedy for a Cure will be Jim O'Heir of Parks & Recreation and  long-time TS Alliance supporter. Jim will also be roasted during the evening by some of the most wicked tongues in the business. 
Entertainment (and roasting) will be provided by comedians Bryan Callen, Wendy Liebman, magician Shane Brady, and returning emcees Mo Collins and Alex Skuby.
Musical entertainment will be provided by actresses Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery, who will be singing selections from their live show "See Jane Sing" with Tim Davis and the Tony Guerrero Jazz Band.

Courage in Leadership Award

The evening will also include the Courage in Leadership Award going to the Augustine Family. Mike and Milly Augustine have served the TSC community for over 25 years on behalf of their daughter Megan, who has TSC. 
Milly started the gift-wrap campaign in 1994 which to date has raised over $100,000. Mike helped create the TS Alliance Endowment Fund in 1995 and was on the Endowment Board for 3 6-year terms. That fund is now in excess of $5 million.

Since its inception, Comedy for a Cure has raised more than $4.5 million.
For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.ComedyforaCure.org

About Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)

In TSC, a mutation in a gene regulating cell growth causes benign tumors to grow in multiple organs of the body, including the brain, kidneys, heart, lungs, eyes, and skin. Symptoms vary widely depending on the size and locations of tumor growth. Neurological symptoms often result, with seizures, developmental delays, and behavioral problems. Kidney and lung problems can be life-threatening. There is currently no cure for TSC, but treatment is available for a number of symptoms, including seizures.

For more information about TSC, visit www.tsalliance.org

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