‘Laughs For Lemonade’ Event Benefits Ovarian Cancer Patients

(June 30, 2010) - "Laughs For Lemonade: An Evening of Comedy to Benefit Mom's Lemonade Fund" will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, at the Lucas Theatre. Funds raised from this comedy event will support patients coping with ovarian cancer at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center.

Laughs for Lemonade features Karen Morgan, finalist on Nick at Nite's Search for the Funniest Mom in America, and Nancy Witter, a four-time New York City MAC Award-winning stand-up comedian.

Tickets prices are $100 for VIP seating and $25 for general admission. Tickets are available online at www.tickets.scadboxoffice.com or by phone at 912-525-5050.

In August 2009, the families of Ellen Hogan and Mary Anne Mahfet created Mom's Lemonade Fund. The mission of the fund is to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, assist with frontline emotional and medical needs, and to provide comfort care items for patients, their family members, and caregivers battling the disease. As the fund grows, donations may be used on a greater level to support a broad range of needs including equipment, research, and educational programming. To contribute to Mom's Lemonade Fund, go to the Memorial Health Foundation Website.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center.