Big Laughs, Big Cause

Laughing, it’s a good thing. Not only does it mean you’re happy, but it is good for your health. Laughing decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies. Laughter also triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain, at least that’s according to an article “Laughter is the Best Medicine: The Health Benefits of Laughter and Humor.”

You know what else can make you feel good, donating or helping others. By coming to MoonCat Comedy‘s open mic nights on Tuesdays, you can do just that. A few weeks ago I told you about The Alana Rose Foundation (if you missed it, check it out, A Good Laugh For A Good Cause). You can still donate to The Alana Rose Foundation, however MoonCat Comedy likes to support different organizations and is moving on to a new one. Now by coming out on Tuesday nights, you can help Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Delaware.

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What is Big Brothers, Big Sisters? I’m glad you asked. The organization provides mentors or “Bigs” to children, or “Littles.” The official mission is to “provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.”

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Basically a person is matched with a family and becomes a big sister or a big brother to a child, someone for that child to look up to and learn from. The duo will hang out every month, as many times as they like, but usually at least twice a month. They can do anything from hang out at the park, go to the mall or movies, participate in a class… anything really. The idea is to give the child something to do, show that there are things to do aside from getting intro “trouble.”

How great is that? Now, I wouldn’t recommend bringing a little to an open mic night, but who knows, maybe there is a little out there who wants to get into comedy. Maybe you are the person who can bring a little comedy or adventure into a child’s life. Not only can you donate to Big Brothers, Big Sisters but you can also become a mentor. I happen to know a mentor, a Big as they say, and she says the experience is life changing…in a good way.

I know I keep saying you need to come out to MoonCat Comedy’s open mic nights, but seriously why not? I mean I just told you how it is good for your health, what better reason than that? Oh yeah, and it’s fun! So… see ya Tuesday?

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