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A night of laughs to help a Baldwin firefighter


An organization dedicated to making people laugh for a cause will be stopping in Baldwin on Saturday to raise funds for a firefighter battling lung cancer.

The Laughter Saves Lives Comedy Tour’s June 16 show will be dedicated to raising funds for Michael Dolan, a Baldwin firefighter who is battling stage four non-small cell lung cancer. The event will take place at the Baldwin Fire Department’s headquarters at 2386 Grand Ave. Tickets are $30 and the doors open at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Brien Cummings at (516) 978-8945.

Dolan, 28, has been with the department since 2011, but last year had to take time off after he was diagnosed with a type of lung cancer that affects non-smokers.

A GoFundMe fundraiser has garnered more than $30,000 in donations to help his family pay for medical bills.

The Laughter Saves Lives Foundation’s mission is to provide assistance to first responders trying to overcome hardship brought on by tragedy or illness, according to its website. It was started by retired firefighter John Larocchia, who lost 19 of his fellow firefighters on Sept. 11, including his best friend, Tommy Gardner.