Laughter is the Best Medicine

The NATIVE HEALTH Board of Directors invites you to participate in its annual fundraising and community awards event—Laughter is the Best Medicine: A Night Out with NATIVE HEALTH on Saturday, September 21, 2019, 4:00 p.m. at the Madison Center for the Arts in Phoenix.

Proceeds go to help fund the NATIVE HEALTH Emergency Assistance Program — providing financial assistance for families living on rural reservations experiencing a medical emergency that requires medical treatment received in a Phoenix metropolitan hospital.

The 6th Annual Fundraiser Laughter is the Best Medicine: a Night out with NATIVE HEALTH is an evening of comedy and community awards recognition. You’ll enjoy a fun evening filled with comedy, music, delicious hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and socialization. NATIVE HEALTH understands that the depth of service is reflected in the people who have dedicated their lives in service roles and is proud to present this year’s NATIVE HEALTH Founders Awards:

  • Mr. Roy Johnston, the 2019 Community Health Champion for his commitment to serving the American Indian community in Phoenix by providing long lasting mental health services.
  • St. Mary’s Food Bank, the 2019 Community Partner for their dedication to alleviate hunger and distribution of food to improve the quality of life for Arizonians in need and partnering with NATIVE HEALTH to expand reach to the American Indian populations.

Get ready to make your BID, a silent auction kicks off the fundraiser, with items such as authentic American Indian jewelry, paintings, sculptures, carvings, clothing and other art forms. Local businesses, restaurants, attractions, and hotels/resorts also provide gift certificates, vouchers and other items. Click here to see what items are available for bidding. New items are added each week, be sure to check back to see what exciting items have been added.

Put your laugh face on as you’ll experience a comedy performance by Award-Winning Native American Comedian and Actor, Tatanka Means, who will bring smiles and laughter. Step up to the amusing photo booth, by Moonlit Dreams Photography, to capture the magic of the moment. Enjoy music from local artist, Fargo Arizona and, be ready as Illusionist and Magician Craig Davis will awe you with his sleight of hand tricks.

All proceeds from the event solely support the Emergency Assistance Program, a program that provides financial assistance for families living on rural reservations experiencing a medical emergency that requires medical treatment received in a Phoenix metropolitan hospital. The program is supported by employees of NATIVE HEALTH, community donations and Laughter is the Best Medicine Fundraiser.

Come Laugh with us as we raise support to provide hope to families who are away from their home during time of need. After all, Laughter is the Best Medicine!

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