Once again, Joe Pillitteri brought his love for comedy and passion for charity together, helping to raise almost $87,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Friday’s comedy night at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre in support of the Terry Fox Foundation featured laughs from MC David Greene, comic Jarrett Campbell and Pillitteri, along with an introduction from Terry Fox’s brother Fred Fox.
“My mom always told us that if we have a talent, we should try to use it for the greater good and so that was my role,” Pillitteri said.
The 320-person venue was sold out and between ticket sales, raffles, the bar and a live auction, the night raised about $87,000 for the cause of cancer treatment research.
“Our team after this event will stand at roughly $120,000 and we should hit $140,000 to $150,000 by the end of the year as a team (for the Terry Fox Foundation),” Pillitteri told The Lake Report.
The live auction alone raised $40,000 during the evening.
Pilltteri extended his thanks to everyone involved, especially his sisters and family friends.
“My sister Eileen Pillitteri-Smith, my sister Caroline Martinelli and our family friend Colleen O’Gorman, they really took it upon themselves to do all of the logistics and all of the ticket sales,” he said.
“They really did all the heavy lifting,” he said.