Friday, September 19, 2008

ARTICLE #84) Compassionate Comedians for Jessie Foster

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Compassionate Comedians for Jessie Foster
Edmonton Sun by Graham Hicks

Something about caring comedians.

The Andrew Grose-organized Laughing for Cancer evening at Yuk Yuks back in February raised $279,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Tonight through Saturday at the Comedy Factory in the Gateway Entertainment Centre, local comedians Dave Stawnichy, Tim Koslo and Bob Angeli, plus headliner Gabriel Rutledge are all raising money for the parents of Jessie Foster.

Jessie's the Edmonton-born, Kamloops-raised young woman who disappeared without a trace in Vegas over two years ago, raising fears that she was abducted for who knows what purpose.

And of course her parents need financial support to keep up the effort to find her.

Last but not least, the Oct. 19 fourth annual Laugh for Life Gala put on by comedians Ken Davis and Bob Stromberg at the Winspear Centre is just starting up its publicity campaign.

Laugh for Life raises funds for the inner city Mustard Seed social agency and Candeo - a group with the noble purpose of providing affordable housing for single parent families.

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