Nearly Eight Grand and Plenty Of Laughter Coming from Second Orillia Hospital Fundraiser

Cure for the Common Comedy Raised $7,800

Laughter may not be the best medicine, but it was just what the doctor ordered. The Second Annual Cure for the Common Comedy show has raised $7,819 in support of Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.

The October 18th show saw members of the Toronto-based comedy troupe The Second City perform their improve and sketch shows at the Orillia Opera House. The event is organized by Orillia ophthalmologist Dr. Tim Hillson, who says putting the show together is a kind of hobby that lets him give back. “Organizing this show is so fun for me,” Hillson explained. “It’s so rewarding to see our community members laughing and enjoying a night out while supporting a good cause.”

Dr. Tim Hillson (left) presents a cheque for $7,819 to Brittany Wilson, OSMH Foundation Development Officer

“To have someone like Dr. Hillson take the time out of his busy schedule to plan an event like this one to benefit our Hospital and our community is so inspiring,” said Brittany Wilson, OSMH Foundation Development Officer. “Our community is so lucky to have compassionate, caring individuals who are dedicated to improving patient care at our Hospital.”

Dr. Hillson has raised a total of $16,583 for the Hospital through his comedy show events. He plans to organize the third annual show in late 2020.