The crowd burst out laughing as the performers of Mee-Ow finished off their sketch as part of the Northwestern University American Red Cross’ “Malaria No More” Benefit Concert in McCormick Auditorium on Thursday.
The Red Cross held the concert from 7-8 p.m. in association with other student organizations such as Mee-Ow, Comedy Forum, Brown Sugar and ReFresh Dance Crew.
“Last year we had a benefit concert after Japan was hit by the earthquake and tsunami,” said Weinberg junior Michael Hernandez, the co-president of the NU Red Cross. “We had a successful turnout, and we decided to hold annual expected.”
The Red Cross constantly reaches out to both the community within and outside of NU, said SESP junior Caitlin Ahearn, the co-philanthropy chair.
“We also do other events,” Ahearn said. “It’s meant to be informative and fundraising for the initiatives of the Red problem.”