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Past Events

The 2013 Laughter is the Best Medicine event was another record breaker! With more than 1,600 people in attendance, we are thrilled that Laughter netted over $310,000!

Proceeds from the 2013 Laughter is the Best Medicine evening are being used to create a Cancer Survivorship Program to ensure that the new lives our patients have been given are full and that hurdles created by cancer can be addressed and managed.

Guests donned their winter finery as they celebrated the bracing and blustery joys of the season while simultaneously bringing warmth and comfort to the tumult of a cancer life. The 2013 Laughter is the Best Medicine featured a gourmet dinner, stunning silent auction items, and standup comedy by Back to the Future’s Tom Wilson (aka Biff Tannen).

You can support this wonderful project by making a 100% tax-deductible donation to the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation! Your contribution will help with the design, construction and furnishing of a respite room for pediatric families.

To help, call 505-724-6586 or donate online.


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:

  • 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