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‘Laugh Don’t Leak’ Comedy Shows Bring Awareness To Stress Incontinence

Posted at 8:53 AM, Jan 10, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — The B.O.B. in Grand Rapids is designating a series of comedy shows to raise awareness and money for common ailment.

The “Laugh Don’t Leak” shows are Saturday nights at 5:30 through Feb. 23, and then Wednesday nights at 9 through March 6. The Saturday shows are regular national comedian shows that would normally be at the B.O.B., while the Wednesday night shows are a competition for the “Funniest Person in Grand Rapids.”

The first 50 tickets sold for each show  receive 20 percent off dining at the B.O.B., and the first 50 tickets for the 5:30 p.m. shows are only $5.

One dollar from every single ticket sold is donated to the National Association for Continence, thanks to the physicians at Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogynecology in Grand Rapids. One in every three women suffer from urine leakage, and stress incontinence is the loss of bladder control that often happens after you give birth, or during menopause. “Symptoms are moderate to severe urinary leakage that occurs during laughing, coughing, sneezing or exercise,” according to a press release.