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Still smiling

By SUBMITTED PHOTO | Aug 23, 2013

Making good on a friendly wager, Grand Rapids, Mich., Gilda’s LaughFest team, from left in front, Wendy Wigger, president, Leigh Conard, finance director, Laura Melendez, project coordinator, Julie Remmelts, development coordinator; back, Sally Schaafsma, LaughFest staff, David Abbot, development and creative director, Daryl Vogel, vice president of development, Samantha Schaner, marketing coordinator, Joanne Roehm, festival director, Erik Wolenberg, marketing manager, Annete Nepomuceno, volunteer manager and Ashley Owen, development and events lead coordinator, donned Fairfield’s Cirque de Fairfield shirts and a neon Fairfield RAGBRAI volunteer shirt, following Fairfield’s successful attempt at breaking LaughFest’s Guinness World Record for the most people wearing fake mustaches. Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids provides free emotional healthcare to children adults, families and friends on any kind of cancer journey or those grieving the death of a family member due to any cause. Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is the largest and busiest of the 52 affiliates in North America. The organization runs entirely on charitable donations and currently serves more than 10,000 individuals each year at its clubhouses in Grand Rapids and Lowell, Mich., in various schools and in five community centers.


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