GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Laughter will soon fill venues in Grand Rapids.
LaughFest runs March 8-18, 2012 and benefits Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids, a resource for cancer patients and their families. A new smartphone app can help you navigate LaughFest.
Grand Rapids software developer Michael Carnevale created the app for LaughFest. You can use it to get directions, find a venue, and even buy tickets.
Carnevale says the application he built is personal. His mother was a fan of Gilda's Club while battling brain cancer. He says, "This application has been a way to continue all that positive work that Gilda's gave us and return that and help other people who need to use laughter as a way to deal with the pain."
You can go to the LaughFest web page by clicking here. Then, go to the bottom of that page to download the LaughFest app.
Tonight on WZZM 13 News between 5:30 and 6:30 pm, Sarah Barwacz will give you an in depth explanation of the app, and the story behind it.