Comedy for Cancer

May 2020 View more

Remember events? Nearly 600 people attended the H Foundation’s third annual Comedy for Cancer event at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove on February 27. Over $60,000 was raised for cancer research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

Emceed by Andrea Darlas, the fundraiser featured comedians Jeanie Doogan, Mike Toomey, and Pat Tomasulo. Guests enjoyed an evening of laughs and great food from local restaurants.

“Comedy for Cancer was a fantastic way to kick off the 20th anniversary of the H Foundation,” says executive director Cortney Frahm. “We are so grateful for all of the supporters, sponsors, restaurant partners, and the Tivoli Theatre for making this fundraiser a huge success.”

Since 2001, the H Foundation has raised nearly $9 million, donating nearly every dollar raised to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. These funds are used as seed money for science cancer research projects that earn additional government or private funding based on promising discoveries. To learn more visit

Photos Courtesy the H Foundation