THEY improv doubled the benefit with two shows for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 'Team in Training' Program.
Fort Lauderdale, FL: THEY improv, South Florida's Comedy With A Cause, continued their effort at changing the face of comedy with their benefit performances for the Leukemia & Lypmphoma Society 'Team in Training' in Fort Lauderdale on August 23rd, 2008, at the Hollywood Improv (Wednesday, September 6th, 2006) and teaming up with Lake Worth troupe Mod27 at the Palm Beach Improv (Tuesday, September 12th, 2006).
The shows featured 90 minutes of improvised comedy utilizing the best comedic talent to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in their mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families through their Team in Training (TNT) program.
TNT is the world's largest endurance sports training program, and the leading fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year, TNT will train 30,000 people - from novice to seasoned athlete - to run or walk a marathon or half marathon, cycle a century ride or complete an Olympic distance triathlon. As part of this effort they raise money to sponsor their efforts. More information on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society can be found at their website, www.lls.org. More information about the Team in Training program can be found at their website at www.teamintraining.org.
The show on Wednesday, September 6th at 8pm at the Improv at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino featured the cast members of THEY improv providing non-stop comedy for 90 minutes in a top notch no-holds barred show. A statue of Batman and Robin was donated by Aventura Mall's Animation Shops. This statue was raffled to raise additional funds for the event. Information about Animation Shops can be found on their website at www.animationshops.com or at their store in Aventura Mall.
The show at the Palm Beach improv featured THEY improv and the much acclaimed Lake Worth troupe MOD27 joining together in a show featuring the top performers that South Florida has to offer. MOD27 is one of the premier improv troupes anywhere and has headlined improv festivals across the country. Beyond that, they are local to Palm Beach and perform normally in Lake Worth. More information about Mod27 is available on their website at www.mod27.com. This 90 minute show left the audiences laughing and crying for more.
These two-of-a-kind comedy shows had all the tickets being sold by the TNT volunteers to be applied towards their fundraising goals.
A special thanks has to go the support and assistance provided by the Improv Comedy Clubs of South Florida. Their venues are among the top venues of South Florida and may have been the only way to provide benefits such as this with one organization in multiple locations. Their continued efforts at benefiting the community around them are appreciated and can not be overstated. More information about the Improv and how to book events at their venues is available on their website at www.palmbeachimprov.com or www.improvftl.com.
"We're happy to be able to find a way that we can actually help make a difference," said THEY improv director Todd Rice. "The daunting task of fighting Leukemia seems way too big. These volunteers are taking the steps needed to find a cure and put up the good fight. Our improv shows might not be able to stop cancer alone, but we can help the people who are working to make a difference, while also making them laugh."
THEY improv provides their Comedy With A Cause program to help local charities find the recognition and fundraising they need, while not one penny goes to the improv troupe for their performance. These shows have helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for local charities and awareness for their causes. If you would like to find out how you can help the Comedy With A Cause program, you should contact THEY improv directly.
About THEY improv
THEY improv is Broward County's improv comedy troupe, selected by the ImprovMiami Prizes as Broward's Best Short Form Troupe 2005. Often performing for charities, THEY improv is changing the face of comedy in South Florida. THEY can be seen in various venues in the area and the website at www.THEYimprov.com is regularly updated with information about upcoming events and shows.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 66 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The Society's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the Society has invested more than $483 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year alone, the Society made 4.2 million contacts with patients, caregivers and health care professionals.
For a media contact for the LLS, please contact:
Senior Campaign Director
Team In Training
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Phone 561-775-9954 Ext. 11