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Hamburg Palace holds Pink Pillow benefit for breast cancer

Comedian Rob Lederman will bring a couple of his funny friends together for an important cause, as he headlines a benefit for the Pink Pillow Project on April 29 at the Hamburg Palace Theatre.

The Pink Pillow Project is a Buffalo-based non-profit organization that helps women battling breast cancer. Following a mastectomy, many women feel uncomfortable adjusting to normal life again. The Project creates pillows that women can tuck under their arms to sleep or sit.

This is the third year Lederman has headlined a benefit for the Pink Pillows Project, but it has also touched him personally. He told the Buffalo News earlier this year his mother, who had surgery for breast cancer, was given a Pink Pillow during her recovery.

Rob Lederman headlines a benefit for the Pink Pillow Project.

“I’m standing there thinking this has been a crazy circle, from learning about (Pink Pillows) at my club to two years later when my mom receives a pillow from these fundraisers,” Lederman said.

The benefit will also feature comedy from Nick Siracuse, Blaine Kelly and Tina Kubant. Music will be performed by the Gutter Prophets and there will be 50/50 and basket raffles and live auctions.

The Pink Pillow Project benefit will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 29 at the Hamburg Palace (31 Buffalo St.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 advance (thepinkpillowproject.com), $30 at the door.

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