It’s the biggest fundraising night ever for Circus Couture. On October 9, 2015 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas almost 2,000 folks came out to support Nevada’s children who currently, or in the future, will need specialized pediatric treatment.
More than $192,000 was raised at Circus Couture’s “Twelve.” This is the sixth year the celebration of extravagant performance, art and fashion has brought together artists, performers, fashion designers as well as community leaders.
The money raised at Circus Couture benefits the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, the state’s only nonprofit, specialized outpatient clinic which treats children with cancer who have good insurance, bad insurance and no insurance at all.
“At the end of the evening, the stage exploded with energy reflected from an audience just beaming with support,” said Erica Linz, co-founder of Circus Couture. “It’s an amazing thing to know the families we support in the fight could feel the love and passion this colorful community has for their kids. We may be an oddball force of artistic chaos, but we’ve most certainly got their backs.”
Additional money was raised at the live auction where a Napa Valley Wine getaway sold for $6,500 spurring a second donation that sold for $10,000, a Peter Lik photograph that sold for $5,500, a Niki J. Sands piece that sold for $2,000, as well as a collaborative art piece which children from the Children’s Specialty Center helped complete that sold for $7,500.
Circus Couture “Twelve” was inspired by the idea of bringing together passion, creativity and spectacle in hopes of one day winding down the clock for pediatric cancer creating a healthy future for our kids.
Photos courtesy: Danielle DeBruno/SON Studios