Fighting Cancer, One Joke at a Time!
Miles Austrevich is 19 and currently being treated for Cancer. This is his third bout since he was 16 years old. To help Miles during this latest round of treatments, his dad Len, a former comedian, created Jokes4Miles a website for posting video jokes to cheer up Miles and let him know he is not alone in his battle.
For those of you who visited my site before may have noticed a blogroll entry for “The Second Time Around” a blog Miles started during his second fight with brain tumors. Miles documented his treatment, progress, and a special visit from Kanye West.
Len and I met during the eighties at a comedy club he owned in the River North area, and my sister worked with him for many years. Recently, I worked with Len, and met Miles shortly after he became ill the first time. Miles is a bright young man who was attending Yale last fall (currently on leave), and loves comedy of all types.
Last month, Len asked me to help them with tracking the video demographics, and I converted a spreadsheet into a database. It allows them to track and tabulate the location, age, gender of the joker, and details about the video.
The Jokes 4 Miles Project is trying to collect 5,000 jokes, and has over 500 to date. They have a long way to go and could really use our help. If you know any jokes that you could share with Miles and the World Wide Web, then please visit their site and up load a video, or look for live videotaping events in your community. Your support is greatly appreciated and much needed.
Let Miles know that he is not alone
Visit Jokes4Miles.com and learn more about how you can help.