Inaugural Live Comedy Event to Help Terminally Ill Kids

September 14, 2011

Pleasure Guild, an auxiliary women’s volunteer group of Nationwide Children’s Hospital that fundraises specifically on behalf of the hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care Program, will host “Laughing, Living, Giving” on October 5, 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the new Shadowbox Live, located in the Brewery District at 503 S. Front Street.

This event will feature a night of sketch comedy, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction with proceeds benefitting the hospital costs of children receiving care from the Hospice and Palliative Care Program. Auctioned items include spa, dining and entertaining packages among other prizes.

“It’s a new, unique opportunity for people to support local kids for whom a cure is beyond reach,” said Pleasure Guild President, Miranda Roberts. “Pleasure Guild wants to introduce new audiences to our efforts in hopes that we can offer more financial assistance to such an important cause.”

Nationwide Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Program enriches the physical, emotional, social and spiritual lives of children with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. Services include counseling, chaplain visits, medical treatment and pain management and bereavement services among other assistance.

Tickets are $75 per person or $600 for table reservation of eight people and are available at

Pleasure Guild
Pleasure Guild is the oldest women’s auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, dating back to 1908. The organization is dedicated to raising funds, more than $200,000 annually, for central Ohio’s only pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Program.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at