Public relations firm incorporates comedy with charitable work
Oct 4, 2011
Peppercom, a public relations firm based out of New York, decided to team up with the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) and raise money for breast cancer. They have been running events for the past four years, but this is the first that incorporates comedy.
Each employee at Peppercom was trained by a comedy coach before getting out stage during the event at the Broadway Comedy Club.
"As someone with breast cancer in my family, including male breast cancer, I definitely wanted to volunteer to help," said account executive Laura Bedrossian. "It was an invigorating experience and despite how terrifying the prospect is of doing stand-up comedy, I wouldn't hesitate to spend my time helping such a worthy cause again . . . and again."
The connection from Peppercom to the YSC started once an employee lost his wife to breast cancer. In the past four years, the company has donated $25,000 to YSC.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. It is the second most common form of cancer among women, following skin cancer.