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Comedy 4A Cure's Best Medicine Ball

Friday, Oct. 4

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Whoever said laughter is the best medicine must have lived by the mantra of Comedy 4A Cure founder Angela Milligan.

The Treasure Valley resident started Comedy 4A Cure in 2011 as a tribute to her mother, who passed away from colon cancer. This is her way--with help from multiple volunteers and donations--to give back to foundations working tirelessly to find a cure.

The third annual Best Medicine Ball on Friday, Oct. 4, benefits St. Lukes Child Life Specialists, Ronald McDonald House and Wishing Star Foundation. This is a red carpet event, so leave the blue jeans and flannel shirts at home and go for the cocktail attire.

Those properly suited and high heeled can check out silent and live auctions, dessert auctions, a photo booth and plated dinner, all benefiting local organizations and programs that help children and families affected by cancer.

Boise musician James Orr will provide the live soundtrack and artist Pat Hunter will paint a piece during the cocktail hour to be auctioned off later in the evening. The night will be capped off with just what the doctor ordered, as comedian Steven Briggs ends the event with his high-energy brand of entertainment.

For those feeling compelled to give even more for the cause, Comedy 4A Cure is looking for volunteers to help with the event, as well as donations for their live and silent auctions. Everyone else can buy advanced tickets online.