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Summer Golden’s Comedy Show Fundraiser for the Patient Empowerment Network

All donors will receive an invitation to an April 24, 2021 Zoom comedy show (scroll down for full details)

$1,575 raised

$2,500 goal

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We hope you can join us on Saturday, April 24 at 5pm PT/8pm ET for a one-of-a-kind comedy show to benefit cancer patients and their care partners.

Hosted by Summer Golden, comedian, cancer patient advocate, and a Network Manager for Patient Empowerment Network (PEN), this Zoom-based show will feature live performances by comedians who have personally experienced living with cancer.

In lieu of selling tickets, we’re encouraging donations to the Patient Empowerment Network (PEN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving cancer treatment outcomes and health equity. 100% of funds raised will be used to provide free online resources covering diagnosis and testing, treatment, clinical trials, financing, recovery, and everything in-between that will empower patients and care partners to achieve the best possible outcome from cancer.

To attend the show, just click the following Zoom link a few minutes before the event is scheduled to begin on Saturday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET:

Donations are encouraged but not required. It’s going to be a hilarious and moving evening of fantastic performances—we’re excited to see you there, and hope you’ll invite others, too!


Even if I can’t attend the comedy show, can I still make a donation?
You’re wonderful to ask! Yes, you can make a donation of any amount through this fundraising page.

How do I attend the comedy show?
Please click the following Zoom link a few minutes before the event is scheduled to begin on Saturday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET.:

What is the expected run time?
60-75 minutes.

Can I promote this comedy show fundraiser to others through email and social media?
Absolutely—please do!

Will the show be recorded for later viewing?
Yes. A link to the recording will be posted here, a few days after the event.

Should I plan to keep my video on during the Zoom show?
We hope you will, as it’s really fun for the performers and guests to see each other's faces, but it's not mandatory.

Will my donation to the Patient Empowerment Network be eligible for a tax-deduction?
Yes! Patient Empowerment Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN# 27-1295230).

Who is performing?

Summer Golden
Summer Golden is an actor, comic, playwright, and teaches acting to actors with developmental disabilities. She has performed her comedy at clubs in San Diego and NYC, for civic organizations, and an international drug company. She considers comedy the best medicine for her cancer.

Laura Hiltz
Laura Hiltz, born in Beautiful downtown Burbank and raised in Ocean Beach San Diego. Comedian, actress, dancer, and parody song writer and improver! Married, no kids, but have 9 rescue cats!

Josie Leavitt
Josie Leavitt is an award-winning stand up comic and storyteller. Founder of the country's only female touring stand up troupe, the Vermont Comedy Divas, Josie has performed across the country. With a cancer diagnosis in 2018, Josie trained her comedic eye toward being a cancer patient. She was a featured speaker for The Atlantic's Cancer Stories in Chicago in 2019.

Kat McCoy
Kat McCoy, a favorite face in the San Diego comedy scene, has an authentic style for cracking guts. She tells it as it is, the way she sees it. She's subtle and hilarious at the same time. She has appeared in comedy clubs across the country. So just sit back, buckle up, and get your laugh on!

Karin Tausan
I'm a Nursing Instructor who does my best to find humor in the sadness I see every day. They say "Laughter is the best medicine." I got into comedy after going through some tough times and found that to be true. I recently moved from California to Florida and so far, I am loving it.

Mickey Zeichick
Mickey is thrilled to be working on this fundraiser. She has decades of experience in the theatres of San Diego County for acting, mostly in comedies, and doing standup routines. She is a graduate of Finest City Improv and can be seen here and there and over there performing her improv.