Author: BILL BROOKS, CALGARY HERALD
Laughter, it is said, is the best medicine. And what better way to raise funds — and awareness — for a disease that will affect one in seven Alberta men than to take the conversation from dire to droll. Sure, prostate cancer is nothing to laugh about. But end of the day, there is nothing like a good chuckle to make one feel better.
The clever folks at Cowboy’s came up with the novel idea of hosting an event to raise funds for the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre’s new Women for Men’s Health clinic by hosting the inaugural Blue Ball. The standing-room only event, held Dec. 1, featured four stand-up comics, terrific silent auction items, libation and food and free PSA testing in the Man Van. That tickets (which included a free beverage and food) were only $20, which ensured it was a roaring success.
Kudos to Cowboy’s’ Tanya Twerdy, Trish Thompson, Meryl Oberhofer, Darcy Chalifoux, Paul Vickers, Scarlet Lee, Austin Rieger, Dave Urner and their fantastic staff on a job well done. And good on you sentiments to sponsors Jack Daniel’s, Spolumbo’s and SN 960 The Fan on stepping up to lend support for the cause.