For those of you who didn't see my thread in Off topic, my dad has been diagnosed with cancer. Well the news got worse: The cancer in both the lungs and brain are advanced, they have found four tumors in his brain, one of them the size of a baseball... he never showed symptoms of the beginings of cancer, it's like he went from complete health to advanced cancer. His doctors don't seem very optimistic... He obviously can't work, and my mom needs to take some time off in order to watch my dad. The treatment he's on may cause seziures... she needs to be with him constantly. The cover band I'm in has done a few benifit gigs, but we have never started one. I'd like to organize one, I haven't brought it up to the band yet, but if they have a problem with it, they can go **** themselves and I'll quit the band (which I hate anyway, BTW). With both my parents unemployed, I don't know what they are going to do, they are looking for financial support, but... I don't know. Has anyone here ever started a benifit gig? Advice?