THE CAM NEELY FOUNDATION FOR CANCER CARE ANNOUNCES THE 22nd ANNUAL “COMICS COME HOME”
Host Denis Leary leads an all-star lineup at TD Garden benefit performance
BOSTON – Comics Come Home, the longest-running comedy fundraiser in the nation, will host its 22nd annual performance at Boston’s TD Garden on Saturday, November 12. All proceeds from Comics Come Home will benefit The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care which provides comfort, support and hope to adult and pediatric cancer patients and their families. The show will once again be hosted by Comics Come Home founder, the actor, writer, comedian and singer Denis Leary, who has enlisted an all-star lineup including Bill Burr, Lenny Clarke, Nick DiPaolo, Robert Kelly, Jay Larson, Wendy Liebman and Wanda Sykes. Beginning on Thursday, September 15, tickets can be purchased, online at http://bit.ly/CCH22 or by calling (800)745-3000.
"Cam launched the Foundation to honor the memory of his parents who both died of cancer and to help those battling the disease," said Leary. "We created Comics Come Home to raise money and awareness for this important cause. The Boston audience has made this gig a massive success and we once again look forward to making them laugh their asses off to help a truly remarkable charity."
A portion of the proceeds from this year’s show will help fund the renovation of The Neely House, a home-away-from-home for cancer patients and their families. Since its inception in 1995, Comics Come Home has generated nearly $10 million. On average, $0.91 of every dollar raised by The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care is invested in essential programs, cutting-edge research and much-needed services based at Tufts Medical Center.
According to founder and president Cam Neely, the impact of Comics Come Home on the Foundation is real and measurable. “Denis Leary and all of the great performers who have donated their time and talents over the past 22 years have helped us make a difference in the lives of thousands of cancer patients and their families. I can’t thank them enough for their commitment and their generosity.”
Comics Come Home 2016 is presented by DCU for Kids and co-sponsored by Raptor.
ABOUT THE CAM NEELY FOUNDATION FOR CANCER CARE
The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care was launched in 1995 by Cam Neely after the passing of his parents, Marlene and Michael Neely, from cancer. This experience inspired Neely, the legendary right winger for the Boston Bruins who now serves as team president, to help others living with cancer. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides comfort, support and hope to cancer patients and their families through cutting-edge research, ground-breaking treatments and essential support services based at Tufts Medical Center, an internationally-respected academic medical center and teaching hospital. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised nearly $30 million. Visit The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care online at www.camneelyfoundation.org.