Emmy and Grammy Award-Winner, Chris Rock, to be Headline Performer for Toronto East General Hospital's Laughter is the Best Medicine II, September 27, 2014 at the Allstream Centre

TORONTO, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Anticipation has been building for one of Toronto's favourite charity galas, and by far, its funniest. On Saturday, September 27, 2014, Emmy and Grammy award winner, Chris Rock, will headline Toronto East General Hospital's comedy gala— Laughter is the Best Medicine II.

Following on the success of the inaugural event (April 2012) with Jerry Seinfeld, Laughter is the Best Medicine II will see Toronto's own Hollywood export, Will Arnett, return as Master of Ceremonies.

The proceeds from Laughter is the Best Medicine II will contribute to the establishment of the Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre at Toronto East General Hospital, a key initiative as part of the hospital's $211-million dollar Redevelopment Project.

TEGH is delighted to welcome back BMO Financial Group as Presenting Sponsor of the event.

Event Details: 

What: Laughter Is the Best Medicine II comedy gala—in support of Toronto East General Hospital Foundation

Who: Chris Rock and Will Arnett

When: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Where: Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto

For more information: foundation.tegh.on.ca/gala

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Note to Media: High resolution photos/ biographies of Chris Rock and Will Arnett, available upon request.

About Toronto East General Hospital:

Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) is setting a new standard. This award-winning, community teaching hospital serves the socially and economically diverse neighbourhoods of east Toronto. The hospital provides superb clinical treatment and is gaining acclaim as the Centre of Excellence in Thoracic Surgery, Robotic Technology and Child & Adolescent Mental Health.

About the TEGH Capital Redevelopment Campaign:

Toronto East General Hospital is in the midst of an ambitious $211-million Redevelopment Project. The focal point of this expansion is the new Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre, which will usher in a new era of leading-edge health care. Proceeds from Laughter is the Best Medicine II will support this new landmark health care facility, increasing access to inpatient and outpatient services for the more than half a million people throughout the GTA who rely on Toronto East General Hospital for health care excellence.

The TEGH Foundation is currently concluding a $60-million private-sector campaign to support this historic redevelopment. More than $54 million has been raised to date through the commitment, generosity and vision of volunteers and donors.

SOURCE: Toronto East General Hospital

For further information: For further information about the Gala and sponsorship, please contact: Linda Henry, Vice President, Toronto East General Hospital Foundation, Phone (416) 469-6580 ext. 6544, email lhenr@tegh.on.ca; For advance interviews, media accreditation and red carpet access at the event, please contact: Candice Best, Best PR Boutique, Phone (416) 525-1332, email candice@bestprboutique.com


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