Nonprofit comedy show raises money for cancer


You may see the hashtag #LaughsAgainstCancerQC on posts in your social media feeds.

Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities, a nonprofit organization that provides emotional and social support for people battling cancer, is hosting a virtual fundraising campaign, “Laughs Against Cancer.”

The campaign runs through October 11 and supports the organization’s services “by raising money through the power of laugher,” reads a statement from the organization.  All the money goes to members who have been directly impacted by cancer.

The campaign is calling on “Laugh Captains” to post funny videos or photos to their social media as they hit fundraising milestones with the hashtag: #LaughsAgainstCancerQC.

Gilda’s Club QC has set a goal of $7,500.  As of Wednesday, October 7 they had raised nearly $3,000 toward that goal. 

To donate, text LAUGH to 71777.  For more information on making a donation or becoming a “Laugh Captain,” click here. 

The organization’s namesake is Gilda Radner, who lost her battle with cancer in 1989. She is best known for her work on Saturday Night Live.