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Benefits of Laughter Chairs Explain Our Signature Fundraising Event

July 23, 2013

Benefits of Laughter Chairs Explain Our Signature Fundraising Event

Our 16th Annual Benefits of Laughter will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. This exciting event applauds the passion and dedication of all those involved with Skyland Trail. This year, comedian Jake Johannsen will entertain friends, donors, staff, clients and their families as they come together for a night of celebration.  The event is organized by a volunteer committee. The 2013 event chairs are Kelly Loffler, Skyland Trail Board Member and Betsy Akers, Skyland Trail Advisory Board Member.

Here’s how Kelly and Betsy described the event:

KELLY: “Benefits of Laughter brings the community together to support awareness and fundraising for one of the most successful mental health treatment centers. This special evening combines the seriousness of serving the needs that exist with the appreciation for the simple things in life, such as a lovely meal and laughter.”

BETSY: “It is a casual evening on a weeknight with great entertainment and wonderful attendees who all care about helping those with mental health issues.  It is truly a Seriously Funny Night."

KELLY: “Participating in Benefits of Laughter not only brings Atlantans together across the business community, but friends and neighbors who return year after year to enjoy a wonderful night of entertainment while supporting a cause that continues to grow in importance each year. The St. Regis serves as the perfect setting for the event, and the evening's business/cocktail attire sets the casual, friendly and social tone that makes the evening all the more memorable.”

Benefits of Laughter is our signature fundraising event, raising more than $550,000 annually to support programs at Skyland Trail. Special thanks to 2013 early sponsors:BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, BNY MELLON, The Coca-Cola Company, First Beacon Investments, Georgia Commerce Bank, Goldman Sachs, Hennessy Automobile Companies, Holder Construction, IntercontinentalExchange, Piedmont Healthcare, Printpack Inc., Russell Reynolds Associates, and Timbervest, LLC.

We hope that you will join the Atlanta community for a night of celebration. Click here for patron and sponsorship information.