(WINDSOR, ON) – Having launched a series of humorous internet videos entitled The Funny Thing About Cancer, Windsor comedian Josh Haddon is seeking to further find the bright side of Stage 3 Esophageal Cancer by publishing a book on the topic.
The Great Whisk(e)y Debate, a cocktail reception and tasting, takes place February 28, at 5:30 pm at Venue Music Hall. The cost is just $35 per ticket and includes six whiskey samples of two bourbon, two scotch, and two Canadian. Proceeds going to Haddon’s campaign.
Matt Jones, Beam Suntory’s Master Bourbon Ambassador of Canada, Dan Tulio, Canadian Club’s Master Canadian Whisky Ambassador, and Nicolas Villalon, the Master of The Macallan Ambassador in Canada, will take part in a debate about whiskey in order to educate the audience about the drink and its origins, all while taking shots (jokes) at one another about whose whiskey is best.
Tish Harcus, Brand Ambassador for Canadian Club, will also be in attendance to speak about Women in Whiskey.
Cancer, which takes far too many of those closest to us, is inherently a negative topic for many, but Haddon launched an INDIEGOGO campaign to both publish The Funny Thing About Cancer, centred around helping newly diagnosed cancer patients come to terms with the disease, as well as to help him afford the high cost of treatment. Currently, Haddon’s campaign is 16% funded and is targeted to reach $21,240.
“Thousands of emails poured in telling me I should write a book to help newly diagnosed cancer patients,” said Haddon.
While Haddon will not be at the event, he will be undergoing surgery two days prior on February 26, his presence will be on site in the form of a unique statue crafted and donated by MacDonald Automotive. In addition, a representative from the Comedy Quarry will act as emcee.