Time to laugh: Join a FUNdraiser filled with love and laughter

After a long pandemic year, it’s time to laugh again and, what better way, than to enjoy an evening of comedy.

Tuesday evening, October 12th, will not only be a fun night but will also be a FUNdraiser for spinal cord research and Lori Kelly at Southampton Royal Canadian Legion.

This Thanksgiving will be the 35th anniversary of a tragic car accident that left Lori, who was only 14 years old at the time, with a broken neck when she was flung out of a vehicle near Burgoyne near Port Elgin.  It was a time when, in an older vehicle, there were no seat belts and, unfortunately for Lori, it proved to be tragic.

Diagnosed as a quadriplegic, she underwent years of rehabilitation to improve her movement and, despite her physical challenge, it was her unusual beauty of blonde hair and blue eyes that brought her to a new world of modelling and acting after being discovered in a restaurant in Kitchener.

Lori has lead a life where she not only broke the ‘model ceiling’ for the disabled, but that has also included travel and talking to students at schools about her challenges and how her foray into modelling helped build her self-confidence and self-esteem.

She has long been involved in raising funds for spinal cord research and, the comedy night on October 12th, will not only be an evening of “… love and laughter …” but will help in Kelly’s fight to help solve spinal cord injury and with her own deteriorating health.

The night of comedy will feature headliner comedienne, Jen O’Reilly, and tickets are $20 with proceeds going to the Rick Hanson Foundation for Spinal Research.  Since audience numbers are limited due to public health protocols, early ticket purchases are recommended.  For those unable to attend, donations are welcome.

Contact: 519-389-4944