This week has been hard. The senseless and tragic events at the Boston Marathon have left our city feeling angry, confused, and deeply saddened. While the memories of April 15th will be ones that we never forget, it’s the images of Bostonians rushing TOWARDS the chaos to help each other that will truly stand the test of time.
Immediately, the people of Boston sprung into action. People took those affected into their homes. Marathoners kept on running to the closest hospitals to donate blood. More than anything – the people of this city wanted to help.
I speak for our entire community when I say that helping is the only thing we want to do this week.
IMPROVBOSTON’S IMPROV for BOSTON:
Coming Together Through Comedy
This Friday, ImprovBoston will open its doors to the city of Boston for free
. In response to the recent tragic events, IB will provide an evening of much-needed laughter, hope and community. All tickets to our 8:00PM Mainstage, 10:00PM National Touring Company, and Studio shows at 7:30PM, 9:00PM, & 10:30PM are completely free of charge. No reservations needed: just show up! For those interested in giving, ImprovBoston will collect donations for One Fund Boston
to support the victims of Monday’s bombings. Join ImprovBoston’s professional comedians on Friday, April 19 as the nonprofit theater lifts spirits through laughter. More information on our shows at improvboston.com
About One Fund Boston:
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino today announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, the purpose of which is to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during Monday’s Boston Marathon.
“I am humbled by the outpouring of support by the business community and individuals who are united in their desire to help; The One Fund Boston will act as a central fund to receive much needed financial support,” Governor Patrick said. “At moments like this, we are one state, one city, and one people.”