The National Comics Host Stand Up For Danny to Raise Epilepsy Awareness Comedy Show to Benefit Danny Did Foundation will take place at The Abbey Pub.
Event: Stand Up For Danny Comedy Show
Date: Thursday January 26, 2012
Time: 7 pm
Location: The Abbey Pub (3470 W. Grace, in Chicago)
Hosted by attorney Brian Stephenson, Stand Up For Danny is a night of laughs and love featuring national comics to benefit the Danny Did Foundation. A full time attorney and part-time comic, Brian Stephenson began experiencing his first seizures only months ago, and he is now taking action to combat his diagnosis of epilepsy via support of Danny Did. Doors will open Thursday Jan. 26th at 7 pm with music by John LaMantia and his band, Love and Evolution. The comic lineup kicks off at 8 pm with Marc Mulvey, who recently finished 3rd in the World Series of Comedy; followed by Mike Ostrowski, who has opened for Jerry Seinfeld; leading to the headliner, Mike Toomey, who is seen regularly on the WGN morning news and performs nationwide. The 90-minute show will end at 9:30pm. Tickets are $20 each and all proceeds benefit Danny Did. Tickets can be purchases online at www.abbeypub.com/stand-up-for-danny-did, and remaining tickets will be available at the door.
About Danny Did Foundation
Founded by Chicagoans Mike and Mariann Stanton in January 2010 after the death of their 4 year –old son Danny, the Danny Did Foundation works toward its mission to prevent deaths caused by seizures with two main goals in mind: (1) advancing awareness of Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) and enhancing the SUDEP communication model between medical professionals and those afflicted by seizures, and (2) the mainstreaming of seizure detection and prediction devices that may assist in preventing deaths caused by seizures.
Danny Did views these devices as complimentary to medicinal, surgical and dietary measures that are used to treat seizures, which lead to the deaths of 50,000 people annually in the U.S. Epilepsy impacts 3 million people in the U.S. and 50 million people worldwide. From grammar school kids to nationally recognized epilepsy experts, the Danny Did Foundation believes that a global problem such as epilepsy and its affects deserves the attention of all of the globe’s inhabitants. The Danny Did Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized in the state of Illinois and recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. They are online at www.dannydid.org.