Lauren Talley is organizing and hosting the event to benefit The Veranda, a respite care ministry in Gallatin, TN, which provides resources for families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. Appearing in the dunking booth are some of gospel music’s funniest and most beloved personalities, including Michael Booth, Tim Lovelace, Josh Singletary, Scotty Inman and Kirk Talley. Each participant is asking their fans to make an online or in-person donation of $5 per throw, to send their favorite singer underwater.
“My family knows firsthand what these families go through as their loved ones slowly slip away,” says Lauren Talley. “My grandmother battled it for ten years. An Alzheimer’s patient requires constant care and attention and it is an enormous physical, emotional and financial strain on a family. We want to show these folks that they aren’t forgotten, they are loved and that the body of Christ is helping to meet their needs, as the Lord commands us to.”