Russell Medical is excited to host two fun, supportive and entertaining events in the coming month.

Ladies, we’re tickled pinkto invite you to Russell Medical’s 16th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon, Thursday, Oct. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Betty Carol Graham Technology Center. The event is back at CACC, and guests are in for quite a cackle as they welcome motivational humorist Lisa Mills to the stage.  

Mills is an award-winning, 100-percent-clean comedian, motivational speaker and author. Her acting debut led her to work alongside network television’s military gal Catherine Bell on the Lifetime Channel’s hit show, Army Wives. As an in-demand keynote speaker, she is known for her message of Transforming Ordinary into Extraordinary: The power of connection to impact, inspire and influence. 

Mills contends that the answer to a life of hope and healing isn’t found in perfection, but rather in connection. Come connect with a sisterhood of breast cancer survivors, caregivers and friends as we focus on breast health. Oncologist Dr. Alex Minter will provide an important breast health update.  

Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance from the Russell Medical Gift Shop in the main hospital lobby or in the marketing office located on Alison Drive across from Radney Elementary School. Call Russell Medical marketing at 256-329-7322 to reserve a table of eight. 

One week later, Russell Medical Foundation will bring the “Funniest Man in America” to The Mill Two Eighty for an evening of comedy and camaraderie. The larger-than-life humorist, James Gregory, will have everyone in stitches during this greatly anticipated appearance on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.

The James Gregory show turns the clock back to a time when life was simpler. As Gregory puts it, to a better time, before the death of common sense – a time when people sat on the front porch and actually talked to each other without cell phones in their ears. He is not politically correct. Refreshingly, the absence of vulgarity sets him apart from other comedians, and his stories are carefully crafted art. Much of his humor is centered on brilliant observations of crazy relatives and people obsessed with the slightest change in weather conditions – now referred to as global warming. He delights in poking fun at modern sensitive parents and out-of-control environmentalists. 

Tickets are $40 and are available at Half Moon Market & Interiors and in the Russell Medical Gift Shop. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show will start at 7 p.m.  A cash bar and concessions will be available. A limited number of tables of eight are available to purchase for $500. 

Contact Tammy Jackson, Russell Medical Foundation director, at 256-329-7459 or email her at for reservations or information. 

~ Susan Foy is the marketing director for Russell Medical.