Adventure Challenge – Day 67: Giggling for Good

Giggle with Gilda is an annual fundraiser held by Gilda’s Club of Kansas City. Their mission is “To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.”

This organization offers emotional support and education to anyone whose lives have been affected by cancer. The sad reality is there aren’t many lives that haven’t been touched in some way. I just wish I would have known about this organization when my dad was dealing with throat cancer. He could have gotten the emotional support he needed and my family could have gotten support as caregivers.

I went to the 3rd annual fundraiser, which happened to be a comedy show and live auction. The comedians, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles, are from the show “Whose Line Is It Anyway”. The entire show was impromptu with audience participation. I laughed so hard I cried. It was a hilarious show.

At the end, I got to hear stories of people whose lives have been touched by the Gilda’s Club. If you aren’t familiar with it and you are dealing with cancer in your life and could use a little support, don’t be afraid to reach out to the Gilda’s Club.



About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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