June 25, 2020
7:00 PM CDT
A virtual event featuring Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and comedian Tig Notaro!
At Equal Hope, we work to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in women’s cancers, specifically breast and cervical cancer. These disparities result from structural racism in our healthcare system, which erects barriers to high-quality care for African-American and Hispanic women. In response, Equal Hope is launching a new healthcare equity program this summer to help our clients and others find a regular doctor to help keep them on a path to better health.
To support this new initiative, we are hosting our first-ever virtual comedy night to give everyone a little break from the effects of social distancing. And what better way to do that than with laughter? We will raise funds for the launch of our new medical homes project AND have some fun! We hope you will join us.
Please note: Event links will be distributed on Wednesday, June 24th. If you purchase a ticket after 11:00am CST on June 25th, you will receive event access with purchase receipt.
Tig Notaro is a groundbreaking stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director originally from Mississippi. Hailed for her effortless storytelling and fearless stage presence, her subject matter ranges from the delightfully absurd to the monumentally serious. Rolling Stone recently named Tig “one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.”
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot has argued forcefully that reinvestment in Chicago’s overlooked and under-resourced communities is essential for the wellbeing of all of Chicago. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, health disparities have emerged as one of the most important issues for the Mayor and our City. The Mayor has recently shown herself to be incredibly self-deprecating and her social media has become downright hysterical since starting the #whereislighfoot campaign.
With a special appearance by blues and Gospel artist, Lizz Wright.
Acclaimed vocalist Lizz Wright sings with a soaring reflection of the cultural fabric of America. Her music accepts the beauty of reality and a collective experience of belonging. For the listener, Wright’s songs embody a tradition that allows us to always feel at home, wherever we might be physically or emotionally.
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
Corporate sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available for this event. In a year when we are broadening our services, your support is critical and your involvement will help us save even more women’s lives. For a full description of sponsorship levels and benefits, click here.
Equal Hope would like to thank our Cabin Fever sponsors…