LOL! It's Good for Your Health
Friday, October 5, 2012 • 10:14am
On Saturday, November 3, the Summit Area YMCA is going to be hosting “Laugh Out Loud – An Evening of Comic Relief” a fundraising event with Adam Sank and two other New York City comedians at the Summit YMCA located at 67 Maple Street in Summit. Adam hails from Summit and was the emcee at the Y’s 125th Anniversary Gala celebration last year and if this year’s event is anything like last year’s event, the evening promises to be riotously fun and fantastic! The Hubbard Gymnasium is going to be transformed into a comedy club and guests will enjoy dessert, drinks, coffee and a live auction from 8:30 pm to 11 pm. Ticket and private table sales are limited and the evening is expected to sell out quickly.
Laughter is the best medicine for helping to build strong communities and often the key to what the Y does to accomplish its mission to connect people together, relieve stress, and add joy to our lives. Laughter triggers healthy physical changes in the body by strengthening the immune system, boosting energy levels, reducing pain, and preventing heart disease. The event will raise funds for the YMCA’s children, adult, and senior health and wellness programs and support the Y’s ongoing mission of promoting healthy living, nurturing the potential of youth, and inspiring a sense of social responsibility in the community.
In an ongoing effort to work to strengthen the foundations of community, the YMCA is partnering with six local area restaurants who will donate up to 15% of the proceeds of the Summit Area YMCA members’ restaurant bill to the Y on specially designated days. These eateries include La Pasteria, Beacon Hill Tavern, and Village Trattoria in Summit, Friendly’s in New Providence, and Trattoria Di Francesco and Delicious Heights in Berkeley Heights. Restaurant redemption coupons can be picked up at one of the Summit Area YMCA’s three local branches (Summit YMCA is at 67 Maple Street in Summit, Berkeley Heights YMCA is 550 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights, and The Learning Circle YMCA is at 95 Morris Avenue in Summit) the weeks of October 15 and October 22.
The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading charitable 501c3 organizations whose programs and services are open to all through financial assistance programs made possible through the generosity of its members, donors, and partners. To help the YMCA help others, please make your tax-deductible donation at www.thesay.org.