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Past Events

2015 Laughter is the Best Medicine netted over…$377,000! This incredible amount was made possible by your generous support!

You recognized that strokes are a major health issue and must be confronted. You heard that strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in New Mexico and the leading cause of disability, and you responded extremely generously! Thank you!


Thank you to each and every donor, sponsor, table and ticket purchaser, and auction donor! We are so honored to have your support.

And we'd also like to give a huge thank you to Presbyterian Volunteer Services who challenged us all with their $250,000 matching gift. It's the wonderful Presbyterian volunteers, their staff, and their board, that give us hope of one day reducing the incidences and effects of strokes for New Mexicans. You can still donate to have your gift doubled, visit the giving page.

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Thank you for helping to make a difference in the lives of New Mexico families!

Since 1997, Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation's Laughter is the Best Medicine has benefitted many Presbyterian Programs and Services, including the following:

  • 2014 "Roaring 20's" theme, along with comedian Hal Sparks, raised $380,000 for Children's Behavioral Health and critical needs at Presbyterian
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  • 2013 "Enchanted Winter Wonderland" theme, Tom Wilson rocked the audience with his songs and humor, raising funds for a Cancer Survivorship Program


  • 2012 "Jewels of the Nile" theme, John Pinette had the audience doubled over raising funds for Ronald McDonald Family Room® at the Children's Center
  • 2011 "Glitz and Sneakers" theme, Tom Papa was the star entertainer benefiting the Women's Center and Critical Needs
  • 2010 "FantaSea" theme, Dave Coulier was a very funny fellow and the evening benefited Pathways to Nursing and Critical Needs
  • 2009, "Safari Chic" theme, Sinbad kept the audience laughing the entire evening and proceeds benefited the Cancer Center and Critical Needs
  • 2008, "Victoriana" theme, Howie Mandel was the star entertainer benefiting Diabetes Community Care and Critical Needs
  • 2007, "Paris" Theme: Paul Rodriguez was the star entertainer at a benefit for the Heart Center
  • 2006, "Asia" Theme featuring Craig Ferguson, benefitting the Children's Medical Center and Critical Needs
  • 2005, "1960s" Theme with Lily Tomlin raised money for Presbyterian's Nursing Education and Critical Needs
  • 2004, "South Seas" Theme presented Jay Leno in a benefit for the Presbyterian's Children's Center
  • 2003, "Mardi Gras" Theme presented Wayne Brady in a benefit for the Children's Program including Rachel's Courtyard
  • 2002, Dana Carvey helped raise over $250,000 for the Children's Program and Rachel's Courtyard
  • 2001, Rita Rudner and David Brenner performed in a benefit for the Nursing Program
  • 1999, Jay Leno helped raise $225,000 for the Women's Program
  • 1997, Joan Rivers inaugurated the first Laughter is the Best Medicine to benefit the Presbyterian Children's Program
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