More than 1,000 people attended a fundraiser for cancer awareness at the Alex Theatre earlier this month that raised more than $60,000 while giving attendees something to smile about. “Laugh For A Cause” featured world-renowned comedians Maz Jobrani, K-van and Vahik Pirhamzei who entertained an audience ready to support cancer services at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. The event, hosted by the Dr. Norick Bogossian Cancer Care Guild, provides support services to patients diagnosed with cancer. Services include personal and family counseling, support groups, and classes, such as jewelry making, knitting, creative writing, fitness and image enhancing, which provides wigs, hats and scarves free of charge. All cancer patients can participate in cancer support services at the hospital regardless if they’re GAMC patients.
Dr. Norick Bogossian was a renowned plastic surgeon who specialized in cancer-related reconstructive surgery. Sadly, he lost his battle to cancer at the age of 56 in December 2009.
“It feels good to give back to the hospital that was so near and dear to my husband’s heart,” said Hilda Bogossian, manager of Auxiliary Relations and Laugh 4 A Cause event coordinator.