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February 5, 2013 > Comedians bring the gift of joy on Valentine's Day

Comedians bring the gift of joy on Valentine's Day

Our veterans, soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen, seaman and their families sacrifice more than the average person can imagine. Military servicemembers received the lowest pay raise this year since 1973. For many making ends meet is going to be, or has been, a very difficult task, especially if they are veterans. More than 130, 000 veterans are homeless and hungry on any given night in America. One in three homeless people in America is a U.S. Military veteran. Nearly three million veterans and their families do not have enough to eat each month. More are returning home from deployments to a weakened economy, many with physical and/or mental challenges ahead of them. Many are already home working to overcome their challenges.

Mrs. Northern California-America Charlene Jones is an advocate for our veterans, servicemembers and their families, helping non-profit groups that support our veterans and soldiers. One of those groups is Operation Warrior's Foundation, Inc. Her objective is to remind them that they are not forgotten. She is bringing joy to Pleasanton this Valentine's Day with an event to remember. On February 14 two televised comedians, PJ Walsh and Monique Marvez, will perform one night of comedy to raise funds for local veterans, funding co-pays for much needed prescription medications.

"Too many of our veterans are forced to decide between food, housing, and medications. This just isn't right. These people have sacrificed so much in the name of duty, honor, and love of country," says Jones.

Those interested in purchasing tickets to the event or sponsoring a wounded warrior or veteran, can visit: or by call Mark at (510) 984-1125. If you are interested in sponsoring the show, fill out the Sponsorship form on the website and click on the donate icon to make your donation. Make sure you note the donation you would like to make and e-mail the sponsorship form to Your donation of $100 or more will include two VIP tickets, your name or company name in the program, and a meet and greet with our comedians after the show. Attendees must be at least 18 years of age.

Laughing at Life Comedy Show Benefit
Thursday, Feb 14
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Pleasanton Veteran's Memorial Building
301 Main Street, Pleasanton
(510) 984-1125
Tickets: $20 non-military, $10 military, veterans (and spouses)

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