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Please join us on Saturday, August 27, 2016, as we go the distance with our Laughter is the Best Medicine Derby Party – this year supporting Albuquerque Ambulance and Critical Needs at Presbyterian. Comedian Jim Breuer will leave us in stitches while we support Albuquerque Ambulance and critical needs at Presbyterian. From the Infield to Millionaire's Row, you can break out your fanciest hats and the Mint Juleps and help us Run for the Roses!
Jim Breuer is famous for his time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and starred in the movie Half Baked. Jim was the host of The Jim Breuer Show on MTV and also served as guest host on Comedy Central's Premium Blends. When it first aired, Jim's Comedy Central special, "Let's Clear the Air," rated as one of the highest rated comedy specials in Comedy Central's history. Jim is currently one of the top touring comics in the country!
Proceeds for this year's event will help ensure that first responders with Albuquerque Ambulance Service, a division of Presbyterian, are equipped with a modern radio system and other vital equipment. Our communities depend on Albuquerque Ambulance to be a lifeline during some of the scariest moments of our lives. Together, we are going to make certain that their lifeline is also strong. EMTs and paramedics rely on their radios to alert them of emergencies but also to notify dispatch of dangerous situations. Let's make sure that their signals are always clear, ensure that they can respond to calls quickly, and the people working on the front lines in our city are safe.
In 2015, Albuquerque Ambulance responded to over 119,000 cases. This number is drastically increasing annually making it more important than ever to have the most up-to-date equipment in every ambulance. Your support will help make that possible.
We never want to be in the situation where an ambulance has to be called, but if we are we want to provide the best, most expedient care possible. With your gifts we will be able continue to do so.
Read about past Laughter is the Best Medicine events
Thank you for helping to make a difference in the lives of New Mexico families!
Contact Alicia Marcell at the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation at 505-724-6576.