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Theatre Production to Raise Funds to Help Fight Cancer

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 @ 2:42 PM

From left, theatre professionals Ted Price, Anne Laughlin, Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation CEO Judy Neiser and Esther Prosser, community engagement coordinator with the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation – photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. – Local theatre professionals Anne Laughlin and Ted Price are doing what they can to help northerners win the battle against cancer.

Today they announced they’ve obtained the rights to the comedy “The Last Romance” which they will produce, direct and design in Prince George.

The play will run from February 17 to March 5 at ArtSpace above Books and Company. Tickets cost $30 and will be available at Books and Company; in person or by phone at 250-563-6637.

The proceeds will be donated to the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation to help purchase equipment to help with oncology pertaining to breast health and breast cancer.

Their goal is to raise $50,000. Laughlin says all the money raised will stay in Prince George.

“It’s going to stay here and that was really, really important to Ted and I,” said Laughlin.

“And the little backstory is cancer is something I have to face and am still being treated for and so this organization (Spirit of the North), it’s incredible all the equipment they’ve bought for the hospital and it’s been used by people everyday that live here. That was really important to me.”

Both noted this fundraiser was inspired by the success of last year’s “Miracle on South Division Street” which raised over $42,000 for children’s programs at the Salvation Army and 27 Million Voices.

“We were extremely impressed with the production that Ted and Anne put on last year,” added Esther Prosser, community engagement coordinator with Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. “So we’re really excited to get to work with them on the project that’s coming up this year.”


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