“LOL to Save Lives,” a benefit for Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M), will be presented Wednesday, June 26, at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) in the Main Room of the world-famous Comedy Store, 8433 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.
The all-star comedy line-up:
• Steve Byrne (star of TBS’ “Sullivan & Son”)
• Eliot Chang (Comedy Central)
• Stephen Kramer Glickman (star of Nick at Nite’s “Big Time Rush”)
• Helen Hong (“Standup in Stilettos”)
• Leslie Jones (star of Showtime’s “Problem Child”)
• K.T. Tatara (seen on “Californication,” “How I Met Your Mother”)
• Jesus Trejo (Javier on “Sullivan & Son”)
• Ali Wong (on Variety’s “10 to Watch”)
Plus a surprise comedy star of multiple television shows.
(All appearances may be subject to change in schedules.)
Tickets are $20 (two-drink minimum). Must be 21 or over. Open seating.
Purchase tickets at www.a3mhope.org or call (213) 625-2802.
A3M’s goal is to serve patients in need of matching marrow donors who could potentially save their lives by diversifying the Be the Match Registry. Marrow transplants require a tissue match between patient and donor; the best chance of finding a match is among family members and people of a similar ethnic/racial background.
To help increase the chances of patients being able to find matches in time, A3M conducts over 500 donor recruitment drives each year in the African American, Chinese, Japanese, Hispanic, Korean, Filipino, South Asian, Vietnamese and multi-racial communities. The drives are held at campuses, churches, temples, community festivals, annual events, and any other location where people are willing to register as potential marrow donors.
More than 350 donors who registered at A3M drives have gone on donate their marrow cells to help save a life.