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Comedy for a Cure®, April 7, 2019

Comedy for a Cure is set to return for its 18th straight year on Sunday, April 7, 2019.  Last year was one of this event’s most successful, and we have plans to continue that momentum! Comedy for a Cure has taken place at seven different locations over its long history, and in 2019, we will find another new home since The Globe Theatre has been demolished to make way for another Universal Studios adventure. We’re exploring an exciting list of new possibilities, which we expect will continue to add to the event’s success. Comedy for a Cure has developed a fabulous Comedian Committee that meets every year to kick off planning for the evening’s talent lineup. This committee is chaired by Jim O’Heir, and members include Shane Brady, Mo Collins, Kate Flannery, Wendy Liebman, Melissa Peterman, Craig Shoemaker, Jimmy Shubert and Alex Skuby. This committee has proved to be a priceless asset to the TS Alliance.

Step Forward To Cure TSC® Walk Series

Step Forward to Cure TSC is the TS Alliance’s largest and fastest-growing event series, organized in more than 35 communities across the United States. Each year, more than 10,000 individuals from across the country raise awareness and funds for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) research, education and other programmatic services by supporting the Step Forward to Cure TSC movement. In 2017, the theme for the Step Forward to Cure TSC walks continues to salute our Super Heroes. Individuals, families, friends and supporters are all encouraged to participate dressed like their favorite hero – be it a cartoon character, comic book character, doctor, teacher or other caring supporter.  We urge you to become one of the heroes of the TS Alliance.  Find a walk near year and register online at

Third Annual Sound Bites, May 10, 2019

Chair:  Kari Ihle
Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom, 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN  55416

The TS Alliance is pleased to announce the Third Annual Sound Bites, An Evening of Food, Wine, and Music, will return to The Metropolitan on Friday, May 10, 2019. Sound Bites provides an opportunity to raise funds and recognize those who have made significant impacts in our fight against tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC).

The local event planning committee determined a change of seasons and a weekend setting would take this fabulous event to the next level. A special shout out goes to the locally grown talent, Chris Hawkey, Kat Perkins and Melissa Peterman, who continue to provide us with awesome support, drive and a personal commmitment to the success of Minnesota Sound Bites.

TS Alliance 45th Anniversary Gala, October 3, 2019

Honorary Chair:  Jim O’Heir
Event Co-Chairs:  Jeannine and David Fitzmaurice
Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th Street, New York, NY 10036

Join us in celebrating 45 years of inspiration, innovation and hope as we pay tribute to those who have made a tremendous impact on the TSC community:

  • The Engles Family, Courage in Leadership Award, for their generosity in advancing TSC collaborative research, scientific breakthroughs, and clinical care while encouraging trailblazing philanthropy.
  • Greenwich Biosciences, TSC Champion Award, for leading-edge integration of the patient perspective into the fabric of their company and pioneering therapy development.
  • Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD, TSC Champion Award, for her passionate, unwavering clinical care for individuals with TSC throughout a lifetime and enduring commitment to TSC-Associated Neuropsychiatric Disorders (TAND).

For more information, please contact April Cooper at