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Calendar October 17, 2023

Stand Up for St. Jude House

Stand up microphone on stage

Stand Up for St. Jude House Fundraising event featuring The TOMFOOLERY Fun Club to benefit St. Jude House

Crown Point, March 27, 2019 – Stand Up for St. Jude House, an event that provides laughter for a charitable cause, will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019.

This event will include opportunities for networking, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a wine pull, and several gift basket raffles. The entertainment, a comedy show intermingled with live jazz, will be presented by The TOMFOOLERY Fun Club. The TOMFOOLERY Fun Club is hosted by Tom Byelick and Michele Piskol and will include comedians Gwen Laroka, Mickey Housley, and Colleen Brennan. The jazz band is led by Reggie Foster, Jr. This is an evening for relaxation and enjoying superior entertainment. The show is appropriate for all ages and is void of the off-color or offensive humor offered in many urban venues.

“This is a great opportunity for adults to get together for a night of fun and laughs with family and friends while supporting a worthy cause”, says Ryan Elinkowski, Director of St. Jude House. “When the community comes out to our fundraisers, together we continue to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to clients free of charge. The event also helps bring awareness to an issue that people don’t like to talk about – one in four women and one in seven men will experience intimate partner violence during their lifetimes. Silence empowers the abusers; St. Jude House empowers victims to become survivors. We cannot do this work without strong community support.”

Stand Up for St. Jude House will take place at Villa Cesare in Schererville, IN. Attire is business casual. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with hors d’oeuvres served at 7:00 and show time at 8:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased for $50 per person. For tickets and information, go to or For more information contact Val Lay at 219-662-7066, extension 314 or [email protected].

All proceeds will benefit St. Jude House, which has provided services to over 12,000 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault since opening in 1995.

St. Jude House, located in Crown Point, IN, pursues a vision where all engage in healthy relationships. St. Jude House is a catalyst in Northwest Indiana for the prevention, education and awareness of domestic violence and sexual abuse; providing quality, compassionate and effective services to those impacted by abuse.

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