South Florida Laughs Out Loud to Support Scleroderma
Scleroderma Foundation Southeast Florida Chapter holds benefit comedy event.
More than $153,000 was raised at the “Laughing Out Loud for Scleroderma” event to benefit the Scleroderma Foundation’s Southeast Florida Chapter. The fundraiser featured acclaimed comedian Dom Irrera and actor Jason Alexander. Scleroderma supporters packed The Improv at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, in August.
The Motwani family organized the event. Dev Motwani, one of the event co-chairs told a local newspaper that the event was a way to honor his father who died from scleroderma in 1994. Motwani told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, "We know that scleroderma is nothing to laugh about, but we want to have fun while helping this important cause. This is one of the most debilitating diseases which can affect anyone…our goal is to increase awareness of this disease so that people know what some of the warning signs are, and can arm themselves with the appropriate questions to ask their health practitioners."
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