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Celebrating Life with Laughter

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Noon (pre-event): Covenant Cancer Treatment Center

-200 East Ridgeway

2:00 p.m. (pre-event): Covenant Medical Center cafeteria

-3421 West Ninth Street

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Main Event): Jokers Comedy Night Club (Following Girls Night Out) 410 Main St. - 3rd Floor, Cedar Falls

  • Covenant Cancer Treatment Center, in partnership with Jokers Comedy Night Club and Speaking of Women's Health®, presents Celebrating Life with Laughter, an evening of "Edu-tainment" for women to celebrate friends, family and life!
  • This event helps announce the Covenant Cancer Treatment Center's new progressive health care initiative for cancer patients, called the "Cancer Rehabilitation & Wellness Program".
  • Comedian and cancer survivor Scott Burton will share his own story about facing cancer, and how the presence of humor and joy can be found in the most unlikely places. (Nobody cries. They laugh like they never thought they would)!
  • Scott along with Sheri Purdy, WFHC Rehab Services Manager, will be available for interviews. Sheri will share details into the new program.
  • Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Presentation/Comedian from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Seating is limited so reserve your tickets today at www.barmuda.com/jokers <http://www.barmuda.com/jokers> or call 319-266-1132. Ticket proceeds to benefit Beyond Pink Team.

****Pre-Event Coverage: Health care can be a very stressful situation for many providers. So, to give back comedian/cancer survivor Scott Burton will give some laughter earlier in the day to Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare associates. This too helps launch the new "Cancer Rehabilitation & Wellness Program" to our internal Audience. Scott along with Sheri Purdy, WFHC Rehab Services Manager, will be on hand for interviews. Sheri will share details about the new program.

'B7 'B7Noon: Attend an appreciation luncheon at Covenant Cancer Treatment Center outside to thank the associates for all the work they do to help cancer patients. We plan to order lunch and just have him casually stop by and do a quick 5-10 minute comedy stint to bring some laughter to the lives of care givers. If it is raining, it will be inside.

'B7 2:00 p.m.: Attend an appreciation "snack time" at the Covenant Medical Center's cafeteria to do the same 5-10 minute comedy stint to bring laughter to the lives of care givers and thank them for all they do.

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