11th Annual In Pink Comedy Show Delivers on Laughs
To view our 11th Annual In Pink Comedy Show, go to our YouTube Channel.
After more than a year of working through the COVID pandemic, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) took time out with friends and supporters to laugh and de-stress during the 11th Annual In Pink Comedy Show on October 28. For safety, the event was virtual this year.
“You’ve been stressed and I know how stressed you people have been,” said the evening’s entertainment, renowned comedienne Judy Carter. “So what can you do about it? You can LAUGH at it.”
Carter was the headliner for the Comedy Show, and had her friends, Lynette Charity, MD, and Shelby Lane, MD, get in on the act. The practicing doctors are also comediennes and provided a lot of laughs during the night.
The event also honors inspirational people who selflessly give to those in need. Four member of Borislow Insurance were honored with the Rosalyn Kempton Wood Award for Inspirational Leadership. The award pays tribute to the memory of philanthropist Wood, a longtime friend of the health center whose generosity helped ensure women in need throughout the Merrimack Valley received basic and critical health care. The 2021 award was presented to Jen Borislow, Melissa Marrama, Judy Tomeo and Collette Turgeon. Each of these outstanding women have given to those in need during the pandemic in countless ways. They mobilized teams of people to provide resources to the homeless, and also provide frontline health care workers with thousands of sandwiches, hot meals, fresh fruit cups, personal protective equipment, care baskets and inspirational messages.
“These women have been exemplary,” Guy Fish, MD, GLFHC’s President & CEO said. “Rather than sit back and watch COVID-19 take lives, they each found a way to give back to the community and help others.”
The event’s Keynote Speaker, Congresswoman Lori Trahan of Massachusetts 3rd Congressional District, highlighted the important role community health centers play in their regions.
“Like each of you I’m reminded each year of just how important the In Pink fundraiser is for our community,” Trahan said. “By supporting Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s incredible work, In Pink helps so many women.”
In Pink raised nearly $50,000 through sponsorships and donations, as well as the sale of Mystery Boxes and raffle tickets. Mystery Boxes contain either jewelry or gift cards with at least a $20 value, and five items were raffled, including: a Holiday Entertaining Basket; Michael Kors bag, wallet and credit card holder; Lottery Basket filled with scratch tickets; Tuscan Kitchen Basket with gift cards; and a Keurig Basket with coffee machine.
All proceeds benefit GLFHC’s women’s health programs.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
AllWays Health Partners
Borislow Insurance Agency, Inc.
Joseph Caldarola, AIA
Coco, Early & Associates
Fred C. Church Insurance
The Gem Group
Holy Family Hospital
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union
KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting
L&B Construction, LLC
Lawrence General Hospital
Lowell Five Bank
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Merrimack Valley Credit Union
Northern Essex Community College
Peter F. Quinlan, CPCU
Princeton Properties Management Inc.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, MA/RI
Washington Savings Bank