David Lynch Foundation Hosts “National Night of Laughter and Song” Event


WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: Jerry Seinfeld performs on stage at the National Night Of Laughter And Song event hosted by David Lynch Foundation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for David Lynch Foundation)

DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION HOSTED “NATIONAL NIGHT OF LAUGHTER AND SONG” TO SUPPORT VETERANS AND AT-RISK YOUTH IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

WHO: JERRY SEINFELD, JAY LENO, HUGH JACKMAN, MARGARET CHO, KATIE COURIC, KESHA, BEN FOLDS, ANGELIQUE KIDJO, SHARON ISBIN, DEBORRA-LEE FURNESS JACKMAN, AND MORE!

WHAT: The David Lynch Foundation (DLF), a global charitable organization that addresses the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress amongst at-risk populations, hosted a “National Night of Laughter and Song,” a star-studded event featuring music and stand-up comedy raising support for the Foundation’s mission of providing stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation to veterans with post-traumatic stress, inner-city youth, and women who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Proceeds from the evening were used to teach meditation to 10,000 at-risk youth and veterans in the greater Washington, DC area in partnership with veteran service organizations, public schools and after-school clubs, women’s centers, correctional institutions, homeless shelters, and THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus).

Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, was honored with the “Lifetime of Service to the Public Good Award.” Candy Crowley, award-winning journalist, was also honored with the “Lifetime of Service to the Public Good Award.” Dr. George H. Rutherford, II, 52-year public school educator and principal of the Ideal Academy Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., was honored with the “Lifetime of Service to America’s Youth Award.” Rona and Jeffrey Abramson was honored with the “Lifetime of Creating Peace Award.” Ms. Abramson is a global leader bringing Transcendental Meditation to at-risk girls worldwide and Mr. Abramson is Partner in the Tower Companies, a family-owned real estate development company in Rockville.

For additional information and to purchase tickets visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org/DC-Gala OR Kennedy Center Box office, by phone at 202.467.4600 and at www.kennedycenter.org.

About the David Lynch Foundation (DLF)

Since 2005, the David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has helped to bring the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique to more than 500,000 children and adults around the world. They focus their efforts on underserved inner-city students; veterans with PTSD and their families; and women and children who are survivors of violence and abuse. In addition, DLF funds independent research to assess the effects of the program on academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and diabetes.

WHEN: Monday, June 5th 2017

WHERE: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 05: Hugh Jackman (L) and Deborra-Lee Furness attend the National Night Of Laughter And Song event hosted by David Lynch Foundation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for David Lynch Foundation)

 

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 05: Kesha (L) and Ben Folds attend the National Night Of Laughter And Song event hosted by David Lynch Foundation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for David Lynch Foundation)

 

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 05: Kesha performs on stage at the National Night Of Laughter And Song event hosted by David Lynch Foundation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for David Lynch Foundation)

 

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 05: Jerry Seinfeld (L) and Jay Leno attend the National Night Of Laughter And Song event hosted by David Lynch Foundation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for David Lynch Foundation)

 

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 05: Jerry Seinfeld performs on stage at the National Night Of Laughter And Song event hosted by David Lynch Foundation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for David Lynch Foundation)

 

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 05: Angelique Kidjo (L) and Katie Couric attend the National Night Of Laughter And Song event hosted by David Lynch Foundation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for David Lynch Foundation)

 

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 05: Margaret Cho attends the National Night Of Laughter And Song event hosted by David Lynch Foundation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for David Lynch Foundation)
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