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Comedians Raise Cash for Cancer Study
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ray Romano will be delivering
punchlines to raise money for a study examining laughter's effect on ailing children.
Romano, star of the CBS sitcom ``Everybody Loves Raymond,'' is the headliner at a Sept. 27
benefit for the UCLA Jonsson Cancer study.
Kevin James of CBS' ``The King of Queens'' and standup comedian Wendy Liebman also will
entertain, concert co-sponsor Comedy Central announced Wednesday. Tickets went on sale
The study, Rx Laughter, is testing whether laughter can help children and adolescents deal
with the pain of treating life-threatening illnesses including cancer.
The five-year study, lead by Drs. Margaret Stuber and Lonnie Zeltzer, began in February
2000 with a $75,000 seed grant from Comedy Central.
On the Net:
Jonsson Cancer Center Web site: http://www.cancer.mednet.ucla.edu
UCLA Performing Arts Web site: http://www.uclalive.com
08/01/02 17:02 EDT
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