Public Relations Students Raised Over $6,000 for ALS Society
Monday, April 02, 2012
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The March 24 “Comedy for a Cause” event organized by the College’s second-year Public Relations students was a huge success, raising over $6,000 for the ALS Society.
“Comedy for a Cause was our way to help families who have been affected by ALS,” said Brianne Benoit, one of the event’s organizers. “It’s a great feeling to see the community come together and support such a worthy cause and have fun doing it.”
Four local comedians, Mark Gagne, Phil Rawson, Ryan Oldham and Michael Emond, had audience members “busting a gut” during the four-hour event, which was hosted by radio personality G-Rant from Hot 93.5.
The money raised from ticket sales and the silent auction was boosted by a generous $500 donation from Vale.
“ALS is a disease that severely affects individuals and their families,” said Ashleigh Buder, one of the event’s organizers. “Through our support, local families will be able to purchase medical supplies and modify their homes to make them wheelchair accessible.”