The Hope Floats, Friends Fighting Cancer group is marked its 17th year by hosting “Comedy For The Cure” on Saturday, March 2. The new Deloraine-Winchester Community Complex was the perfect venue to showcase the talents of three comedians. Comedy For The Cure is a comedy tour that collaborates to create fundraisers with non-profit groups or individuals looking for a cure or funding to go through treatments. For more information go to www.ComedyForTheCure.com
Lori Main is a cancer survivor and Hope Floats’ founder. She gave words of welcome and had everyone participate in a little exercise. She asked everyone who has had cancer to stand up, then everyone who has had a family member who has had cancer to stand up, and finally a friend who has had cancer to stand up — everyone in the room was standing up! Cancer has affected everyone’s lives. This was a powerful moment and reinforces the need to continue fundraising for research and treatments.
“Hope Floats has raised over $110,000 through the years thanks to the incredible support and generosity of this community and we are truly grateful,” said Main.
The evening continued with performances from three comedians — Casey Flesch, Mike Brody and James Ulroth. Between the acts there was opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for the Rainbow Auction and 50/50 tickets, and enjoy a delicious variety of appetizers.