Night of humor, live music benefits Komen Foundation | Community Spirit
Susan G. Komen For The Cure Evansville Tri-State Affiliate and Tri-Cap of Jasper will present a public event, Will Read (and sing) For The Cure, featuring the Will Read For Food players and special guests Sunday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. (Eastern), at the Kimball International Corporate Headquarters auditorium in Jasper.
Here's the information from organizers:
The Cure show will offer a unique mix of personal essays and live music. Laughs are guaranteed.
Will Read For Food, which formed last October, has raised $3,293 for Community Food Bank in Jasper, thanks to the generosity of its audiences. The group decided to hold this special event for Komen in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is in October.
Current Will Read For Food members performing at the Will Read (and sing) For The Cure show are Herald humor columnist Scott Saalman, Huffington Post blogger Abbie Rumbach and musicians Billie Hart, Buddy Hart and Ed Walston.
Special guests include Wild Mother, a female performance trio featuring Kris Lasher, Sarah Baldwin and Leah Robling, that promotes healing and empowerment by exploring female archetypes through story, song and dance; and more.
The show will also include breast cancer survivor Amy Kleeman Strobel, who will share a few thoughts on her life-changing experience with breast cancer.
There will also be a tribute to the late humor writer Erma Bombeck, who experienced breast cancer later in her career. For three decades, Bombeck chronicled life's absurdities in a syndicated column, called At Wit’s End, carried by 700 newspapers prior to her death of kidney disease in 1996.
Saalman’s humor essays appear in the Herald and on public radio WNIN’s The Trend talk show (88.3). His essays have also appeared in Evansville Living magazine. Besides the Huffington Post, you can find Rumbach’s hilarious posts on her blog, The Kids Made Me Fat (thekidsmademefat.com).
Admission for the Will Read (and sing) For The Cure show is $10, which will benefit Susan G. Komen For the Cure.