The H Foundation presents its 3rd Annual Comedy for Cancer at the Tivoli Theatre located at 5021 Highland Avenue in Downers Grove on Thursday, February 27. The fundraiser helps support basic science cancer research studies at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and will be hosted by Andrea Darlas featuring comedians Jeanie Doogan, Mike Toomey, and headliner Pat Tomasulo; renowned regional comics who perform regularly at comedy clubs in Chicago and across the country and have appeared nationally on network and cable TV.
The H Foundation is one of the top private nonprofit organizations in the nation dedicated to funding early stage scientific research. The grassroots, volunteer-led organization has raised over $9 million for clinical studies that have leveraged over $115 million in additional grants based on break-through scientific discoveries. Many leading cancer experts cite early stage research funding as crucial to the overall goal of curing a disease that affects 1 in 3 people.
Comedy for Cancer doors will open at 6 p.m. with an opening reception and lite bites from local restaurants. The comedy program begins at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $75 per person.