About Us

Laugh For The Cure® (LFTC) is a grass-roots effort founded in 2002 in Charlotte, NC by a group of friends whose lives had each been touched by breast cancer. We founded the event to remember loved ones we'd lost, celebrate the survivors and help those in our community currently impacted by the disease. The event has grown into one of the most highly anticipated and unique fundraising events in Charlotte and is quickly spreading to cities across the country! Laughter is the best medicine and the PG comedy shows have universal appeal to all audiences and keep the crowd 'laughing for a cure'! To learn more about Laugh for the Cure, click on the following link to view a short DVD introduction to the event.

An Introduction to Laugh for the Cure

  • To view within LFTC website: Click the Play arrow in the center of the video
  • To view full-size in a new window: Click the YouTube logo in the bottom right corner of video
  • To play, pause, stop, or adjust the volume: Use the menu buttons below the video screen.

Our primary goal in founding Laugh for the Cure® is to establish an event unlike any other to increase awareness around breast health issues and to help eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. We believe that the most effective way to accomplish this goal is to fund the incredible work already being carried out by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is widely recognized as the nation's leading catalyst in the fight against breast cancer. Laugh for the Cure® is an Affiliate Event of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and all proceeds from a LFTC event will benefit a local Komen Affiliate. For additional information on Komen, please visit www.komen.org.

To date, the event has raised over $250,000 for the Komen Charlotte Affiliate. Laugh for the Cure® has also taken root on a national level and events have been organized in Houston, Jacksonville, Lubbock, Minneapolis and Spokane. These events have raised an additional $160,000 for Komen Affiliates around the country. Since inception, Laugh for the Cure® has now raised almost a half million dollars in the fight against breast cancer! Please click here for more information on organizing a LFTC event in your area.

In the spring of 2006, Laugh for the Cure® received national recognition for it's innovative and creative approach to fighting breast cancer when it's founder was named a 2006 Yoplait® Champion. (Click here to learn more about this award.) We believe that Laugh for the Cure® has unlimited potential to raise awareness and funding for breast health programs in our communities and look forward to the event's continued growth! Please consider joining the Laugh for the Cure® family as a sponsor, auction donor, volunteer, event organizer or ticket holder! You can help us turn an evening of laughing into an immeasurable gift to our community. Together, we will win the fight against breast cancer.