GLOBAL LOL: Let's Laugh Out LAM!
Wherever you are on May 10th, 2017, just LAUGH!
Join in the laugh and show us on social media using the hashtag #LOLam17
LOL: Laugh Out LAM !
That Sam I am That Sam I am
I DO like green eggs NOT Lam
So why not try you say?
Why not Laugh out LAM one day?
Why not here? why not there?
Let's Laugh Out Lam everywhere!
Here and there
Let's Laugh Out Lam everywhere!
Try it try it you will see
How much fun a laugh can be!
A laugh that goes from here to there
A laugh that goes everywhere
A to Z , from sea to sea.
See how much FUN a laugh can be!
WHAT IS GREEN EGGS & LAM?
Green Eggs & LAM began as a grassroots organization based in Toronto, Canada, founded to raise awareness and funds to support ongoing dialogue, ground breaking research, treatment and, with hope, a cure for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (or "LAM" for short), a rare and devastating lung disease affecting women and girls worldwide. Since 2007, Green Eggs and LAM has successfully raised significant funds and increased awareness of this little-known disease. One hundred percent of every dollar raised is directly donated to fully engage and pillar brilliant and dedicated scientific minds towards saving the lives of the thousands of women and girls diagnosed with LAM but will inform and impact lung cancer, lung-related illnesses and other diseases.
Spearheaded by Founder and LAM patient, Catherine Lawrence and championed by a remarkable and diverse team of business professionals, Green Eggs and LAM proudly designs their fundraising efforts in unique and creative ways. Inspired by Catherine’s commitment and expertise in the power of laughter to heal, Green Eggs and LAM works to inspire joy in the face of adversity while encouraging patrons to engage and support cutting-edge research.
This is our point of difference at Green Eggs and LAM - to coordinate a clear and powerful effort to support LAM research but to focus our energy also in the joy and power of laughter in the face of adversity. We work hard and we love to have fun and encourage you to do the same!
LOL: LAUGH OUT LAM
Every year, our fabulous Green Eggs & LAM team hosts an hilarious evening of comedy. On May 3rd, 2013, Green Eggs and LAM hosted our second annual evening of comedy at Second City in Toronto, Canada, with brilliant comedian Elvira Kurt and friends. LOL: Laugh Out LAM! is chaired by Global TV's Leslie Roberts and community philanthropist Theresa Mersky.
WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?
Funds raised by Green Eggs and LAM are used to support LAM iPS stem cell research led by Dr. William L. Stanford, Ph.D., in partnership with the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine.
GET INVOLVED: LOL AROUND THE WORLD! Just Laugh. It's FREE!
Every year, Green Eggs and LAM hosts an LOL Day. In Toronto, Canada we have a fabulous night filled with amazing comedy with 300 friends of LOL. We also have participants laughing in many cities. Thank you for joining our laugh wave!
HOSTING A LOL EVENT IS A FUN AND EASY WAY TO GET INVOLVED
We invite all our friends every year to LOL: Laugh Out LAM! Share the joy, spread the chortle, feed the belly laugh and laugh ‘til your face hurts… whatever makes you happy!
POSSIBLE IDEAS FOR YOUR OWN LOL EVENT:
Bring people together: bring together friends, family, neighbours and strangers!
Post on YouTube: we are planning a ‘virtual laugh’ so post your laughter, whether it is alone or in a group!
Show us: take some photos, videos, or write about the event and, if you wish, send it to us! We would love to see you laughing! The universe knows...
Have fun and spread the LOLs: while our cause is serious and the illness challenging, we also want to help people by inspiring them to dream, hope, and LOL!
IDEAS IF YOU WANT TO HOST AN EVENT!!
Start with people you know like friends, family, neighbours, and coworkers, but reach out to your community and don’t be afraid to invite anyone!
Ask your friends to help organize and plan an event event – you can come up with any number of fun activities that take advantage of your skills and passions
Ask people to spread the word by encouraging them to bring a few friends along, this can easily turn a small event into something amazing!
Incorporate food, drinks and music to help bring the LOLs!
Make it memorable! Ask everyone to dress in orange, screen some movies or have your own comedy show!
Make a YouTube video or write a song together. We'd love to see it!
Have a raffle or friendly competition to get people excited and laughing
Encourage people to get involved, gain some knowledge, and have a ton of LOLs!
Take lots of photos and videos and share them with us on Facebook,Twitter or email!
THESE ARE JUST A FEW SUGGESTIONS – LET YOUR IMAGINATION AND CREATIVITY RUN WILD!