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#IAmBethany: Laughing in the Face of Bullying!

September 14, 2018 8:00 pm @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please join us for an evening of some of THE BEST stand-up comedy you’ve ever experienced, and all for a good cause.

At age 3, Bethany Thompson survived a very intricate surgery to remove a tumor from her brain. During this surgery, a nerve was clipped, and she lost the ability to form expressions or otherwise move one side of her face.

As Bethany grew up, she began to experience bullying of increasing severity. The school district, by all accounts, did an extremely poor job of protecting Bethany and punishing the students involved. They also neglected to notify her parents of multitude of cruel incidents to which Bethany fell victim.

On October 19th, 2016, after a particularly ruthless series of abusive actions perpetrated by her classmates, Bethany rode the bus home and told her best friend goodbye for the last time, advising of her next move. When she arrived home, she obtained the family gun, and shot herself in the head. She was only 11 years old.

This story has gained national AND international attention:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2016/11/01/this-11-year-old-survived-cancer-bullying-drove-her-to-suicide-her-family-says/?utm_term=.490201c56670

Bethany’s father, Paul, has thrown his life into bringing attention and education to the bullying epidemic by creating the Bethany Thompson Memorial Fund. All profits from this event will be donated to said fund.

Your talented, generous comics for the evening will be:

Carlin Hagerty (Host)
Holly Shock
Amanda Ramirez
Angela Davis
Ryan Chernick
Lee Mays
Lori Graves
…and your headliner, comedy club veteran Linda Belt!

So get your tickets NOW and come join us as we LAUGH in the face of bullying!

As a side note – we have “bootstrapped” as much as we can to raise funds for this event, but expenses still remain. We are currently paying out of our own pockets to fund this effort. If you are able to donate anything over and above the cost of your ticket to help us pay for operational expenses, we would be so very appreciative! **Anything over and above our expense costs will also be donated in full to the Bethany Thompson Memorial Fund!** https://www.gofundme.com/the-iambethany-charity-comedy-show

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Date:
September 14, 2018 8:00 pm
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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$4 – $40
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