Last July, nearly 200 people packed into a hot community hall to support the first Funny 4 Funds comedy show to support FARA. This year, the show was upgraded to the beautiful Crestwood Country Club in Rehoboth, MA, where the 200+ guests enjoyed sunset cocktails after a long week, a delicious dinner, hilarious comedy show, and exhilarating auctions. Proceeds from the event raised over $13,000 to support FARA! That’s a significant contribution to fund FA research and advance efforts towards a cure.
Three Funny 4 Funds comedians performed a 90 minute show, leaving the room chuckling, hooting, cackling, and yes, even some snorting. It was a fun Friday night and a great kick-off to the summer fundraising season in RI, which culminates in the annual 5K “Race for Matt and Grace” in September. This year’s show was notably special as it coincided with the 35th birthday of my good friend Matt DiIorio. The star of the evening, Matt found his way into hundreds of pictures and enjoyed cake with family and friends. We are grateful to Matt, his family and friends for sharing his day with us at such an amazing event – and a big boost to FARA fundraising is always a welcome bonus!
Should you find yourself in the New England area this summer/fall, come join us at more fun events! Keep an eye out for dates and contact info on the FARA upcoming events page (HERE). See you soon!