INTERNATIONAL MYELOMA FOUNDATION PRESENTS 11TH ANNUAL COMEDY CELEBRATION HOSTED BY RAY ROMANO ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4; SCHEDULED PERFORMERS INCLUDE HANNIBAL BURESS, RACHEL FEINSTEIN, NIKKI GLASER, ROBERT KLEIN, MARC MARON, KUMAIL NANJIANI, ILIZA SHLESINGER, FRED WILLARD AND RENÉ HICKS TO OPEN SHOW

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INTERNATIONAL MYELOMA FOUNDATION PRESENTS

11TH ANNUAL COMEDY CELEBRATION HOSTED BY RAY ROMANO

ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

 

SCHEDULED PERFORMERS INCLUDE HANNIBAL BURESS, RACHEL FEINSTEIN, NIKKI GLASER, ROBERT KLEIN, MARC MARON, KUMAIL NANJIANI, ILIZA SHLESINGER, FRED WILLARD AND RENÉ HICKS TO OPEN SHOW

 

RED CARPET TO LIVE STREAM EXCLUSIVELY ON FACEBOOK.COM/MYELOMA FROM 6PM-8PM PT

HOSTED BY ALIE WARD AND MISS BLACK USA DAPHNE LEE

 

Celebration Benefits the Peter Boyle Research Fund and Supports the Black Swan Research Initiative

 

WHO:                   Host Ray Romano (Get Shorty, The Big Sick), scheduled performers Hannibal Buress (Broad City),  Rachel Feinstein (Crashing),  Nikki Glaser (The Standups), Robert Klein (The Mysteries of Laura), Marc Maron (GLOW), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Iliza Shlesinger (Truth & Iliza), Fred Willard (Modern Family), and  comedian René Hicks to open the show.

 

Additional attendees include Loraine Alterman Boyle (Event Chair/Board Member), Dr. Brian Durie (IMF Chairman of the Board), Patricia Heaton (The Middle), Howard Hesseman (Fresh Off the Boat), Lanny Joon (Baby Driver), Daphne Lee (Miss Black USA), Susie Novis (IMF Founder & President), Alie Ward (The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, Unique Sweets), and more to be announced.

 

WHAT:                 The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), the first and widely respected myeloma-specific foundation in the world, will hold the 11th Annual Comedy Celebration – the foundation’s premier fundraising gala, on Saturday, November 4 at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre. The evening will include a pre-show cocktail reception and silent auction, two-hour comedy show, and a post-show party for VIP ticket holders.

 

For the first time, the International Myeloma Foundation will live stream the red carpet arrivals and silent auction at 6PM-8PM PT exclusively on IMF’s Facebook (Facebook.com/myeloma). Co-hosted by TV personality Alie Ward and Miss Black USA Daphne Lee, the live stream will offer viewers red carpet interviews with celebrities and myeloma experts, as well as an exclusive look into the into the silent auction display featuring iconic memorabilia and other one-of-a-kind items and experiences. The IMF live stream will not include the Comedy Celebration performances. Tickets are available now at comedy.myeloma.org.

 

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Peter Boyle Research Fund and support the signature Black Swan Research Initiative® (BSRI). Renowned actor Peter Boyle died in late 2006 after a four-year battle with myeloma, an incurable cancer of the bone marrow and one of the fastest growing blood cancers in the world. Through laughter, the event honors Boyle and raises money for research to find a cure. Since the first event in 2007, the annual IMF Comedy Celebration has featured over 50 celebrity comedians and musical performers, and raised more than $6 million.

 

The International Myeloma Foundation 11th Annual Comedy Celebration is presented by Amgen, Celgene, Janssen, and Takeda Oncology.

 

WHERE:               The Wilshire Ebell Theatre & Club – 743 South Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90005

 

WHEN:                 Saturday, November 4, 2017

6:00PM – Red Carpet Arrivals / Cocktail Reception / Silent Auction

8:00PM – Comedy Show

 

MORE:                  About the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)

For 27 years, the International Myeloma Foundation has remained dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients through its four founding principles: Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy.  The IMF is a world-recognized leader in myeloma with a global reach of over 450,000 members in 140 countries worldwide – including patients, caregivers, family members, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Through their signature research program, the Black Swan Research Initiative® (BSRI), the IMF is on the cusp of finding a cure for a subset of myeloma patients.  The IMF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives and finding a cure. The IMF can be reached at (800) 452-CURE (2873). The global website is myeloma.org. Follow the IMF on Twitter @IMFmyeloma.

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