No Laughing Matter 2019


The Children’s Brain Tumor Family Foundation Hosts Second Annual “No Laughing Matter” on October 22 at Carolines on Broadway


An All-Star Comedy Line-Up will Donate Time and Talent to the Laugh-Out-Loud Fundraiser to Help Raise Research Funding for Rare and Inoperable Brain Tumors at Weill Cornell Medicine

The room is sure to be filled with laughter infused by hope on Tuesday, October 22 at Carolines on Broadway as the Children’s Brain Tumor Family Foundation gears up tp host the second annual “No Laughing Matter,” a night of comedy to benefit the Children’s Brain Tumor Project (CBTP) at Weill Cornell Medicine. The inaugural event in 2018 raised $450,000 to benefit the groundbreaking research of Dr. Mark Souweidane and Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield, co-founders of the CBTP, and we hope to surpass that goal in 2019.

“We are so grateful to the Children’s Brain Tumor Family Foundation, the dinner committee, the performers, the honorees, the sponsors and the volunteer staff who made this event such a tremendous success.  We are so humbled to be the beneficiary of such a big event in New York City, and we were completely blown away by the support,” said Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield.

The purpose of the event is to raise much-needed research funding for rare and inoperable tumors while honoring the brave children like Walker Lipton, who have been impacted by a pediatric brain tumor diagnosis.  The incidence of brain tumor diagnoses among children has been increasing over the past 40 years, yet little progress has been made in advancing cures.  Brain tumors are the most common tumors found in children, and also the most fatal.

In addition to side-splitting comedy, the evening will include an award presentation to Mike Minter and Emmie Hill, who helped their daughter, Elizabeth, create “Elizabeth’s Hope” before she passed away in 2012. Elizabeth’s Hope was the cornerstone for the creation of the Weill Cornell Medicine Children’s Brain Tumor Project.