Center Stage Sponsors
Show Stopper Sponsors
Friday, June 8, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Hospital is proud to present “Laughter is the Best Medicine,”
a night of comedy with comedian Adam Christing and headliners The Passing
Zone. Benefitting the St. Joseph Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.
Cure your ills with an evening of infectious laughter and entertainment
as you step inside and enjoy the night-on-the-town atmosphere that combines
elegance and excitement. Grab a cocktail at the bar provided by Six Rivers
Brewery, listen to live music by The Undercovers, savor an array of local
cuisine provided by Sweet Basil Catering, and peruse the handful of fantastic
live auction packages before taking a seat for the main event.
You’ll fall out of your seat laughing one minute and gaze in amazement
the next as multi-talented Adam Christing brings his flair for interactive
comedy and magic to the stage. Then it’s time to dim the lights
and cue the music, as Jon Wee and Owen Morse combine humor, dexterity
and danger in a juggling act that took them to the finals of “America’s
Got Talent.” The award-winning duo holds four Guinness Book records
and, to their credit, have performed with Jay Leno, Penn and Teller, George
Carlin and Bob Hope to name a few.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Joseph Hospital Family Medicine
The shortage of primary care practitioners is one of the most prominent
healthcare challenges affecting our community. As the area’s leading
providers, St. Joseph Hospital and Open Door Community Health Centers
have forged a unique partnership to address this obstacle. Their initiative
is to create a family medicine residency program that will introduce primary
care physicians to the North Coast while fulfilling their 3-year residency
requirements. A high percentage of physicians stay within 50 miles of
where they complete their residency and, as a result, our community stands
to gain providers, increasing access to care throughout the North Coast.
Start-up costs for the residency program are an estimated $1.3M. Through
grants and private donations we are on our way to reaching that goal;
proceeds from “Laughter is the Best Medicine” will bring us
even closer. We ask you to invest in the future of healthcare on the North
Coast by sponsoring this event.
Click here to view the sponsorship opportunity brochure.
If sponsorship is not an option for you this year; please consider attending
as an alternative. General admission is $125 per person.
Laughter is the Best Medicine Committee: Xavier Ayala, Committee Chair,
Jessica Ayala ,Wayne Caldwell, CFP®, Lisa Fryrear, Laurie Garrison,
Beau Harrison, Amy Hunt, Jenny Murgia, Mark Murgia, Arthur Nielsen, Rebecca
Pardoe, Sarah Senestraro, Patrick Shanahan, Jeremy Sorci, CFP®, Laurie
Watson Stone, Katherine Wayne, Allan Wilke, MD