Mary Steed's Fundraising Page

Back to School Daze! Comedy Show August 27
Aug 27, 2017 by Mary Steed

** IT'S SHOW DAY!  You may still reserve seats today online for $12 per person.  Sell-out status will post here but I think we'll have some seats at the door for $15 per person, cash preferred! **


Our summer fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be Sunday, August 27, 6:30 PM at Laff's Comedy Caffe in Tucson.  The Estrogen Hour: Back to School Daze! with host Nancy Stanley will feature some of Tucson's funniest female stand-up comics.  Seat reservations are available NOW for $12 per person, via donation to LLS on this page. 


**Our lineup: Amber Frame, Ann-Eve Dingell, Bethany Evans, Bridgitte Thum, Cindell Hanson, Corrina Eklund, Dawn Vandaveer, Edna Meza-Aguirre, Jennifer Finley, Jessica Stapp, Katie Cocchi, Kathie Hedrick, Linda Ray, Mildred Ellison, Rebecca Tingley, Roxy Merrari, Stacy Scheff, Steena Salido - and HOST Nancy Stanley.  Our 'class photo' is on Facebook @TheEstrogenHour ! **


Just click on 'DONATE NOW' to begin:  ​


1.  Make a donation for each seat you wish to reserve in multiples of $12.  VERY IMPORTANT:  Please DO NOT select 'Anonymous' donation.  If you do, all your contact information will be hidden from me and I will not have your name at the door.  When you get to the bottom of the donation form, you may elect to have your name hidden from the donor list on this page if you so choose. (There are no paper 'tickets'; prepaid guest names are on a list at the door.)


2.  Plan on arriving at Laff's, 2900 E. Broadway, Tucson, when the doors open on August 27 at 5:30 PM or shortly thereafter.  By arriving early, you'll have the best choice of seating AND be able to order food and beverages before the show begins.  Reminder: Laff's has a two-item minimum (can be food, soda or alcohol).  In true comedy-club style, small parties may be seated with larger ones.                                                                                               


3. Bring CASH to purchase raffle tickets - 3 for $5; 7 for $10.  All raffle ticket proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  We typically have 8-10 prizes/gift baskets and we welcome new raffle prize donors.  Please contact me directly ( if you or your business would like to donate to our raffle.  Thanks!


4. Encourage your friends to reserve seats and join you at the show!  If any seats are available at the door, the price will be $15 per person. If we sell out in advance, notice will be posted here and on our Facebook page.


**This is an over-21 show.**   


I'm looking forward to seeing both new and returning Estrogen Hour friends and fans at the summer show!  Thanks for your continued support of my quest to cure blood cancers and make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families  through my LLS fundraising efforts.   GO TEAM!














Comedy Show Smash!
May 04, 2017 by Mary Steed

The dollars are still coming in for The Estrogen Hour: Spring Fever! comedy show. All told, over $3,000 was raised for LLS in support of my next TNT race, the Space Coast Half-Marathon.  Thanks to Nancy Stanley, Esther Brilliant, Mildred Ellison, Corrina Eklund, Dave Fitzsimmons, Elliot Glicksman, Kelly Kerr, Genevieve Rice, Steena Salido, and Mo Urban for donating their time and talents; Gary Bynum, Casey Bynum, and the entire Laff's Comedy Caffe crew for donating the venue and supporting our fundraising efforts; my awesome volunteers Chris Gast, Rayshma Pereira, Kathy Lauer and Kelsey Steed; photographer Nicci Radhe; Tucson Weekly writer Linda Ray; The World Famous Frank Show; Barbara Anderson, representing Team Jude; Jeff Petrovic, our LLS, Southern AZ Area Director AND our amazing and generous audience! 


Thanks for your continued support!






The Estrogen Hour Comedy Show - April 30 at Laff's
Apr 29, 2017 by Mary Steed

** UPDATE ON SATURDAY, 4/29, 2:00 PM:  We are SOLD OUT! Note:  Often, pre-paid seats go unfilled due to last-minute cancellations & no-shows, so we *MAY* be able to accomodate walk-ins after the show has started (when we are sure about availability).  You are welcome to come to Laff's and see if we can get you a seat after 6:30 PM.  REMINDER to those who've paidplease arrive early and by 6:00 PM to get seated and order food and beverage!  Looking forward to a great show! THANKS SO MUCH to everyone for your support of women in comedy and the quest to CURE blood cancers! **


Time once again for The Estrogen Hour comedy show with a seasonal theme:  Spring Fever! hosted by Nancy Stanley to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)  --  Sunday, April 30, at Laff's Comedy Caffe, 2900 E. Broadway, Tucson.  Doors open at 5:30 PM; show at 6:30 PM.  $12 per seat online, in advance.  If seats are still available, the price will be $15 (cash) at the door. All door and raffle ticket sale proceeds benefit LLS!   


Our line-up includes:   comedy 'virgins' Esther Brilliant, Mildred Ellison and Corrina Eklund, along with comedy veterans Kelly Kerr, Genevieve Rice, Steena Salido and Mo Urban and 'Guestosterone' Elliot Glicksman and Dave Fitzsimmons.  Please LIKE the Facebook page of The Estrogen Hour to stay updated on all info.  REMINDER:  This is an over-21 show with adult content!



  1. Make a DONATION on this page. Click on: 'Donate now' - enter the dollar amount in multiples of $12 for the number of seats your reserving.
  2. Be sure to provide ALL CONTACT INFO in the donation form so that I have your name at the door - PLEASE DO NOT SELECT 'ANONYMOUS'!  If you do,  ALL your info will be hidden from me and I will not have your name at the door.  You may choose to include a message like "3 seats for the comedy show" but it's not necessary if the $s donated match a multiple of $12 for the number of seats you are reserving.
  3. You'll get an immediate receipt/acknowledgement from LLS and you may choose to print and bring to show (or have on your phone) - if you've given all info in the donation, I should have your name at the door.
  4. Arrive at Laff's when the doors open or no later than 6 PM for best seating and to order food and beverage before the show starts.  Laff's has a two-item minimum (food, soft drinks, alcohol).  Please be aware: small parties may be seated with larger ones in true comedy club fashion!
  5. Bring CASH to buy raffle tickets (great prizes!) and know that all money raised from the raffle also goes to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, just like the seat/admission dollars!

Thanks to Nancy Stanley, all the comics, Laff's management and staff, my terrific volunteers, and YOU for supporting my fundraising efforts in my mission to CURE blood cancers!












Countdown to a CURE!
Mar 24, 2017




As a member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training, I am raising funds to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.  I am motivated by the strength and courage of patients and cancer survivors I have known, as well as by the memory of my wonderful brother-in-law, Charles 'Buck' Lauer.  Buck lost his 3 1/2 year battle with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, in 2012.


Your donation will help fund treatments that save lives every day; like immunotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. You may not know it, but every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these.   Patients need these cures and they need your support.


Please check back here - and my Facebook page (@msmary217) - for updates on my fundraising efforts - including events like The Estrogen Hour comedy show (next one will be on April 30 at Laff's, Tucson).  Your donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training is greatly appreciated...AND you will be helping get us all closer to a world without blood cancers!


Thank you!





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Charles 'Buck' Lauer