Comedy for a Cure Fundraiser at Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood raises $233,000 to support TSC research
Snakes, sharks and cats were just some of the topics comic Chelsea Handler skewered in her no-holds-barred standup at the 10th annual Comedy for a Cure event, held April 3 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. Elegant white flowers from Teleflora perfectly complemented the Rooseveltĺs historic ballroom.
About 300 people attended the fundraiser to benefit the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. This year, more than $233,000 was raised; more than $2 million has been raised since 2002, according to Kari Luther Rosbeck, president and CEO of the alliance.
Says Rosbeck: "In the past decade, we have seen unimaginable progress in the fight against TSC ľ including the approval of the first drug with an indication specific to our disease. Of the 6,000 rare diseases, only 200 have specific treatments. We are one of them. This is only possible with the generosity of friends like Teleflora."
Liz Seiji and her team at Edelweiss Flower Boutique created the full and fragrant bouquets, which impressed all who saw them. This is Telefloraĺs third year providing flowers for the event.
The TS Alliance is the only national organization dedicated to finding a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) while improving the lives of those affected.
TSC causes tumors to form in vital organs such as the brain, eyes, heart, kidneys, skin, liver and lungs. These tumors can lead to uncontrollable seizures, autism, heart disease, mental retardation, facial disfigurement and kidney failure. TSC is the No. 1 known genetic cause of epilepsy and autism. The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance was founded in 1974.