50,000 attend LaughFest 2014

People wear sunglasses in the dark to set a world record for LaughFest. (March 6, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — 50,000 people attended this year’s Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, a Tuesday release from the organization said.

The March festival raised $235,000 to support Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, which provides support for people affected by cancer.

LaughFest has raised more than $1 million in its four years.

LaughFest also broke the world record for the most people wearing sunglasses at night with 1,675 people participating.

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