Laughing in the Face of Cancer

I was very fortunate over the weekend to meet some wonderful people at Thyroid Cancer Canada. There were well over 100 people at the conference here in Toronto. I was absently honored to perform Laughing In The Face Of Cancer for them. It was an absolute blast. Rita Banach was honored for her incredible work in being instrumental in creating the organization that has helped so many people in the last few years.

It’s always amazing to me and so much fun to be able to lighten the mood of the room and to help people laugh about something that concerns them so much. As always, performing in the morning is a blast because I get to drink too much coffee and eat too many danishes so I can burn it off during the rest of the day.

It was really nice that Rita gave me this quote,

“How delightful to push back at thyroid cancer through the bright wit of Rob Hawke. The light-hearted humour of Norm vs Cancer engages us in the twists & turns of a comedic mind using body imagery to literally send us on a new kind of cancer journey.”

Rita Banach, President, Thyroid Cancer Canada

My very good pal and a creative force in his own right, Mr. Gord Oxley is coming over today to show me some new fancy digital visual effects that I’m going to be able to use during live performances. Hopefully we’ll be able to project images to create more of a theatrical atmosphere in places like conference rooms. This is really exciting  because it would allow presentations to be much more theatrical in nature and even more audience friendly. Hopefully this will work out. I’ll let you know how it goes. Wherever you are, and whatever your story is, I hope you’re having a great day.

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