The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) will have their 13th Annual Comedy Celebration benefiting the Peter Boyle Research Fund.
The event will be hosted by actor comedian Ray Romano who will be returning for his 11th year of hosting. Joining Romano this year are some of the biggest names in comedy including Adam Carolla (The Adam Carolla Show, The Man Show), Demetri Martin (Demetri Martin: The Overthinker, We Bare Bears), Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan, Hiking With Kevin), Patton Oswalt (Veronica Mars, A.P. Bio), Mary Lynn Rajskub (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 24) and Amanda Sealers (Insecure).
It will take place on Thursday, October 17th at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills and will include red carpet arrivals, cocktails party, dinner, and comedy show. They will also have a live stream exclusively on their Facebook page (facebook.com/myeloma) from 6:30PM-8PM PT or for tickets go to comedy.myeloma.org.
The Proceeds from this event benefit the Peter Boyle Research Fund, named for the beloved actor who died in 2006 after a four-year battle with multiple myeloma. It is the second most common blood cancer in the world. The event also benefits the International Myeloma Foundation’s signature Black Swan Research Initiative, a groundbreaking and collaborative global project aimed at developing the first definitive cure for myeloma. Through laughter, the event honors Boyle and raises crucial funds to find a cure. The Peter Research Fund has supported the IMF’s innovative research programs since the funds inception in 2007.
Since 2007, the annual event has featured over 50 celebrity comedians and musical performers, while raising more than $7 million. The International Myeloma Foundation has remained dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients through its four founding principles: Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy. The IMF is a world-recognized leader in myeloma research and education with a global reach of over 250,000 members in 140 countries worldwide. Through their signature research program, the Black Swan Research Initiative (BSRI), the IMF is on the cusp of finding a cure for a group of myeloma patients.