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Thank you for visiting our team page. We are excited to participate in this event for the American Brain Tumor Association, and to raise critical funds that will support brain tumor research, as well as support and provide education services for brain tumor patients and their families.
Rev. Brandon Bennings was a brilliant, inspiring Macon native and optimistic minister who taught and lived God’s Word. Brandon transitioned from this earthly life in November 2013 after a fight with Stage IV Glioblastoma brain cancer. As his family and friends, we reflect each year of the great friend, encouraging supporter, and spiritual influence we all had in him. It was one of Brandon’s final request for how best to carry out his legacy that has united us all to this day. He himself shared a message at Greater Traveler's Rest Baptist Church of Decatur and said, "What is my legacy going to be? I don't want people to forget me. I want to make somebody smile. That's just a part of who I am . . . Always joking, always thinking about someone else. I just want to make someone smile."
Using these words as inspiration, a group of us, with support of Brandon’s family are hosting a Christian Comedy Showcase to honor Brandon's legacy and request to make someone smile. This event will serve as a benefit to the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA). In addition to honoring Brandon’s legacy, our goals for this event are to:
-recognize May as Brain Cancer Awareness Month
-increase awareness of brain tumors and brain cancer via the ABTA’s "Go Grey” color campaign
-raise funds for the ABTA through event admission/donations
-provide a family-friendly atmosphere of Christian-basedlaughter via local comedians/artists
Please come out one & all!! Let's join together as a community and just have some good laughing fun!! Admission at the door is only $8 and includes a night of laughter & some special surprise treats!! So load up your cars, get to New Hope, & grab a seat!! Oh, don't forget to wear the color GREY!!!