Top Secret Colonials host Laughing for a Cure with Matt Light


Photo Credit: (Laughing for a Cure Facebook)

MOON TOWNSHIP— After a year long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Top Secret Colonials were able to host the second Laughing for a Cure event. The event, featuring local comedian and cancer survivor Matt Light, was held in RMU’s Yorktown Hall.

As patrons gathered for the event, they were able to participate in a silent auction, all proceeds benefiting the Stanley M. Marks Blood Cancer Research Fund. The event opened with acts from Mike Zydel and Aarik Nesby.

Light expressed his personal connection, speaking about his own personal battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He also expressed his desire to give back by participating in an event that benefits cancer research.

Top Secret Colonials President, Jordan Lowthert, spoke about how the organization found the idea for the event.

“Cancer is something that is very close to me. I had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2013. And so any time I can do an event like this to give back and try to raise money for people that were in my situation,” Light said.

Lowthert explained when and now the event all started. She expressed Matt Light’s personal connection to an event like this.

“It all started in 2019 when we first found this event. Matt Light is Pittsburgh’s number one comedian,” Lowthert said. β€œHe is a survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and the whole event is to raise money for cancer research, so he was very for a cause.”

At the conclusion of the event, Matt Light left the crowd with a message, expressing the importance of living in the moment and not dwelling on the past.