Brown Cancer Center partners with Shirley’s Way to play Joker’s Wild
Mon, 03/22/2021 - 13:40
Joker's Wild

UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center and Shirley’s Way are partnering up for a weekly, virtual game of chance: Joker’s Wild. The event raises funds for both organizations, which will help benefit patients as they receive cancer treatment. 

“We’ve had a lot of success in our Queen of Hearts game and we’re excited to partner with UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center on a new version of this game, Joker’s Wild,” states Mike Mulrooney, Chief Cancer Hater for Shirley’s Way and host of the virtual games. “It’s a unique fundraising event that we used to do in person and the pandemic brought us the opportunity to bring this experience virtually so even more people can be a part of it and we can raise more funds to support cancer patients.”

Funds going to the Brown Cancer Center will support patient care. Laura Jones, manager of the new SOAR On Loyd Family Wellness Program and the M. Krista Loyd Resource Center at Brown Cancer Center, said, “With these funds going toward our wellness resources and patient care, it can make a huge difference in the quality of life for our patients and will help reduce barriers to care.”

The drawing is every Wednesday at 6 p.m. on Tickets are $2 each and must be purchased ahead of time through the website.

How do you play Joker’s Wild? 

With each ticket purchased, you pick a chance on a number. On the night of the drawing, the number chosen will reveal a card from the Joker’s Wild deck. There are three decks of cards in the Joker’s Wild deck.

First, a name is randomly chosen from all who entered that week. (You must have purchased a ticket for that week in order to be entered.)

Next, a random number generator chooses that week’s number. The number chosen will reveal a card from the Joker’s Wild deck. There are three ways to win:

  • If your name is drawn and the number matches yours, you get $100.
  • If your name is drawn, the number matches yours and the card reveals a Queen of Hearts, you get $1,000. This also resets the board for the following week and all numbers become available again.
  • If your name is drawn and the number matches yours and card reveals a Joker, you get 50% of the pot total, 20% goes to Brown Cancer Center and 30% goes to Shirley’s Way.

A YouTube video on how to play Joker’s Wild can be found here:

About Shirley’s Way

Shirley's Way was founded in 2013 to help those fighting cancer with everyday bills. Shirley’s Way has given away more than $1,000,000 to those in our local community fighting cancer in the form of food, rent, mortgage, utilities etc. Learn more at