Laugh Until It Hurts will be held on Wednesday, 31 May at the Loony Bin. Proceeds from the dinner and show will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. This night of comedy will be hosted by Wichita's own Bucky Walters and feature performances by International Poet/Comedian Big Poppa E, Jan Hoop and Derek Aalders. Tickets for the event are just $30 each and include dinner, provided by Pig In Pig Out, plus a chance to win great door prizes. Get your tickets today. Seating is limited.
Shari felt like she was chained to the house because her mother with Alzheimer's disease needed constant care. Then Shari came across an opportunity for a respite care grant that changed her life and allowed her to keep her mom at home with her. And now, through partnering with The Loony Bin Comedy Club, she wants to help other caregivers in similar situations such as her own.
An estimated 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 51,000 in Kansas. The national number is expected to nearly triple by 2050 if a treatment is not found. Due to the length of time people live with Alzheimer’s and their need for care, it’s the most expensive disease in the country. Future costs for Alzheimer’s threaten to bankrupt Medicare, Medicaid, and the life savings of millions of Americans.