Laugh for the Cure® would like to thank all of our sponsors for supporting Laugh 2011! Without their support, this event would not be possible.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please reference the information in the following files and contact us at director@laughforthecure.com. We have developed a set of sponsorship levels for all budgets and each offers a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure as an outstanding member and supporter of our community. We look forward to having you join the Laugh for the Cure® family!

Laugh for the Cure® is looking for four prominent restaurants or catering establishments in our community to donate hors d'oeuvres for approximately 200 of our guests. The McGlohon Theatre will provide a wonderful atmosphere from which to showcase your food and as a LFTC Caterer, your establishment will receive an assortment of valuable advertising benefits before, during and after the event! We invite you to join in the event's tremendous growth and momentum by becoming a LFTC Caterer!

Corporate Sponsors

Celebrity Act Sponsor

Wells Fargo Presbyterian Cancer Center

Headlining Sponsor

Time Warner Cable

Emcee Sponsor

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Hendrick BMW is the largest volume retailer for New and Pre-owned BMW's in the Carolinas and has been named a Center of Excellence facility. Hendrick BMW strives to provide the best opportunities for their team members, their customers, their communities and the manufacturers they represent. Hendrick BMW is also a gracious host of the annual BMW Ultimate Drive for the Cure™. For more information on Hendrick BMW, please visit their website at www.hendrickbmw.com.

Open Mic Sponsor

Matthews Hematology Oncology Associates

Matthews Hematology Oncology Associates (MHOA) is managed by Richard S. Foulke, MD, Alfred J. Newman, MD and Lance K. Lassiter, MD. They are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art healthcare, including access to clinical trials for patients with cancer and blood disorders in an intentionally small setting with an emphasis on compassionate, personalized care. Their office is located on Senna Drive in Matthews and they may be reached by calling 704-841-8151. To learn more about MHOA visit their website at www.matthewsoncology.com.

Docs for the Cure

  • Blumenthal Cancer Center Charlotte Radiology Carolina Surgical Clinic Eastover University OB/GYN Greater Carolina Women's Center Piedmont GYN/OB Southeast Radiation Oncology Group, PA
  • Surgical Specialists of Charlotte Oncology Specialists Mecklenburg Radiology


    Bouk Catering at the Galway Hooker

    Bouk Catering at the Galway Hooker is one of the most unique and interactive restaurants in the area. The balance between its Irish history and low country menu, has made the Galway Hooker a great destination for tourists and a main stay amongst the locals in the Lake Norman area. The menu is a fusion of the traditional and most popular Irish dishes, while offering the most unique and fresh seafood options anywhere. The Galway Hooker offers live music each night, a Comedy Zone in the 4,000 square foot room adjacent to the restaurant, and a rustic and spacious banquet room, Waterford Hall, to host any event, from 25-200 people. For more information, visit their website at www.galwayhookerpub.com.

    Nolen Kitchen

    Nolen Kitchen is a hip Myer’s Park neighborhood restaurant offering an eclectic selection of contemporary American fare. Not only does it boast one of the best patios in the city, but the bar and lounge area are a perfect place for meeting friends. To learn more about Nolen Kitchen, visit their website at www.nolenkitchen.com.

    Harvest Moon

    Harvest Moon, located in the historic Dunhill Hotel in uptown Charlotte, is a completely AUTHENTIC farm-to-table restaurant! (and it’s even run by a real farmer, Cassie!). Harvest Moon offers a spectacular dining experience, which features food made fresh with ingredients from farmers within 100 miles of Charlotte. Nothing is from a can or a box!...They even make some of their own cheeses in-house! To learn more about Harvest Moon, visit their website at www.ggfarm.com


    Vivace, located just outside of Uptown, provides a sophisticated dining experience with exquisite Italian entrees, delicious desserts and the a diverse selection of wines. To learn more about Vivace, visit their website at www.vivacecharlotte.com.

    Newk's Express Cafe

    Newk's Express Cafe, is an express casual dining experience in a refreshing and stylish atmosphere with an emphasis on freshness and flavor. Newk's serves fresh tossed salads, oven baked sandwiches, California style pizzas, made-from-scratch soups and homemade cakes. For more information about Newk's, visit their website atwww.newkscafe.com.

    Donated Services And In-Kind Sponsors

    The Comedy Zone

    The Comedy Zone graciously hosted Laugh for the Cure® since its inception in 2002 through 2006. Without their immeasurable support, the event would not have developed into the premier comedy and charity event that it is today. In the Charlotte area, there are Comedy Zone locations in Matthews and Belmont. Each week, these clubs bring the most creative and funny stand-up comedians in the country to Charlotte. Please visit their websites at www.matthewscomedyzone.com or www.belmontcomedyzone.com to view the schedule of upcoming shows. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Matthews location's box office at 704-845-2211 or the Belmont location's box office at 704-755-6003. The Comedy Zone also hosts group parties, corporate events, holiday parties and banquets.

    Heffron Talent International

    Heffron Talent International (HTI) has graciously selected and booked the comedy for all our LFTC events. They are one of the largest and most respected full service entertainment agencies in the country. Specializing in, but not limited to, the promotion of live comedy events HTI has over 25 years of experience in the industry. As one of the pioneers in the entertainment field, HTI contracts over 2,000 comedians for the 50+ clubs that are part of The Comedy Zone network and the numerous military bases, universities and corporate clients it represents. Please visit their website at www.heffrontalent.com for more information.

    North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

    North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (NCBPAC) generously donated the use of the historic McGlohon Theatre for our event. The NCBPAC brings to the Charlotte region an incredible array of the best of the performing and cultural arts, including first-class touring Broadway productions, and a variety of dance, music, family and educational programs. It welcomes and serves nearly 630,000 attendees, including 150,000 students and children to its programs, Theatres, classrooms and galleries annually, and provides a home to its 16 resident companies at the Center and Spirit Square. Since opening its Theatre doors in 1992, 5.1 million people have attended an event, performance, activity or meeting at the Center or Spirit Square and the NCBPAC ranks among the leading performing arts centers in the nation. For more information about NC Blumenthal PAC, visit their website at www.blumenthalcenter.org.


    AlterCube generously provided LFTC website updates and redesign at a reduced cost. AlterCube is an 13-year old design studio located in downtown Forest City, NC. As a creative design firm they offer a full range of services, including graphic design, web development, brand/logo design, print material solutions (i.e., business cards, brochures, letter heads), e-commerce (i.e., shopping carts), Flash and Multimedia Design, and web hosting. For more information about AlterCube, visit their website at www.altercube.com.


    SPARK Publications generously provided an updated branding concept for Laugh for the Cure® that included new graphic and print material applications. SPARK Publications is a graphic design firm specializing in the design and production of custom magazines and catalogs, self-published books and effective marketing materials. Please consider SPARK when seeking to publish a book, launch a magazine or improve your marketing materials. To learn more about SPARK Publications visit their website at: www.sparkpublications.com.

    Brian Treffeisen

    Brian Treffeisen has donated his time and talents to Laugh for the Cure® as the event's photographer. Brian earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his talented photojournalistic style has helped him create a successful career as a photographer. Brian has photographed over 250 weddings in the Charlotte and surrounding areas. His portfolio also includes portrait work and corporate events. Brian's photos have appeared in Charlotte magazine, Charlotte Weekly, Ventures (Charlotte's Business Magazine), Charlotte Chamber and the Monroe Enquirer Journal. For more information about Brian Treffeisen Photography, visit his website at www.briantreffeisen.com.

    FedEx Kinkos

    Print Materials for Laugh for the Cure® have also been graciously donated by FedEx Kinkos located in South Charlotte. Our tickets and event programs were provided at a reduced cost. Please consider them when filling your next printing need.

    Xhibit Solutions

    Xhibit Solutions graciously donated a bannerstand for use outside the silent auction tent and onstage during the show. Xhibit Solutions is a visual communications firm specializing in trade show and special event marketing, including creative graphic design and output, modular and portable exhibits, exhibit and promotional fulfillment management services, and a full line of accessories including banner stands, literature racks and custom kiosks for lobbies or events. Please feel free to visit their website at www.xhibitsolutions.com or give Eric a call at 1-877-354-1197. Be sure to ask about their new online Event Management Software!

    PhotoVision, Inc. and Create-A-Video generously provided comedy CD duplication for the event. PhotoVision was incorporated in 1997 and over the past 10 years has produced 500,000 videos. Their helpful and enthusiastic staff has over 90 years of combined industry experience. Their business focuses on managing images, whether they are old 8mm or VCR home movies, pictures or slides that are generations old, or recently shot digital images. The PhotoVision mission is to help preserve and enhance memories by transferring them to a stable media that is easy to view and fun to watch. Their office is located on Sardis Rd North in Charlotte. For more information about PhotoVision and Create-A-Video, visit their website at www.createavideo.com.


    107.9 The Link a Charlotte, NC Radio Station

    Laugh for the Cure® is thrilled to welcome107.9 The Link as the event's official radio sponsor. The evening will be hosted by our celebrity guest emcees, Matt Harris and Ramona Holloway from the Matt & Ramona Show. They will also help host the live auction and keep the crowd "laughing for a cure". To learn more about 107.9 The Link and view their programming schedule, visit www.1079thelink.com.