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October 6, 2017
“Comics Care” Event Supports Saratoga Hospital Cancer Patients
Comedians touched by cancer give back Oct. 19
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, October 6, 2017 – Laughter is the best medicine—and a great way to bring people together to help cancer patients.
For the second year in a row, comedians Jodi Weiner and her husband, Vinnie Mark, will take to the stage for “Comics Care,” a fundraiser to benefit Saratoga Hospital’s Cancer Patient Fund. The event is a labor of love and gratitude—an opportunity for the couple to give back and help those who, like Weiner, receive cancer care at the hospital. Weiner has been treated for two cancers at the Saratoga Hospital Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center.
Weiner and Mark have enlisted fellow comedians Bob Nelson and Scott Baker to perform at “Comics Care,” which will be held Oct. 19 at Vapor at Saratoga Casino Hotel. All four comedians have extensive experience on stage and screen.
Nelson has performed at The Grand Ole Opry, Radio City Music Hall, and numerous venues on the Las Vegas Strip. He was a repeat guest on “The Tonight Show” and “Letterman,” starred in the HBO special “Nelson Schmelson,” and played a supporting role in the movie “Kindergarten Cop.” Baker performs stand-up in casinos and resorts throughout the U.S. and starred in “Midtown,” an Amazon Original Series.
Mark has performed on “Late Night with David Letterman,” “VH-1 Stand-Up Spotlight” and at resorts in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Weiner has performed in Las Vegas and New York City and on USO tours. She has appeared on TV’s Comedy Central, “America’s Funniest People” and “The View.”
The Saratoga Hospital Cancer Patient Fund helps ease the financial burden for cancer patients by funding services typically not covered by insurance. Examples include dietary supplements, wigs, transportation and, even, food.
Seating for “Comics Care” is limited, so reservations are required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; showtime is 7 p.m. Reservations cost $35 per person. VIP tickets—which include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and meet-and-greet with the comedians from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.—cost $75 per person.
For more information or to register, visit saratogahospitalfoundation.org/comics-care or call 518-583-8340.
About Saratoga Hospital Foundation: Saratoga Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga County’s leading healthcare provider. As such, the foundation secures, manages, and distributes charitable gifts to support the mission of Saratoga Hospital and its affiliates. Over the years, the Foundation has raised more than $40 million for Saratoga Hospital programs and facilities, all of which benefit the people of the Saratoga region. For more information, visit saratogahospitalfoundation.org.