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Comedy show raising money for local woman with breast cancer

A “Laughter is the Best Medicine” event will be fundraising for a Prescott woman battling breast cancer.

The event is this Saturday at the Prescott Legion from 7:30 at night to one in the morning. Catherine Smith-Veltkamp is running the event and says it is to raise money for Tina Gallagher.

Smith-Veltkamp says Gallagher found out that she has breast cancer in December and is currently going through treatment.

The event will have a social time from 7:30 to 8:15. Then the Yuk Yuks comedians, Mike Beatty, Jason Nesralla and Dan Allaire, take the stage. From nine to one there will be music and at midnight a buffet will be served.

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Smith-Veltkamp thanks those who have donated to the silent auction and says there will be things from $40 to $400 people can bid on. She added any money they can raise would be great. This past weekend, their children sold lollipops at the soccer field and raised almost $400.

Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased at Your Family Dollar in Prescott, Podium Sports Therapy and Wellness Centre in Brockville or by calling 613-498-7250.

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