Friday, December 01, 2006

Fighting Leukemia - Local Socially Conscientious Theater

I think is so very important that Arts organizations connect with the communities they reside in. Fund raising for charitable causes connects with the community and also makes a difference, in this case in the life of a fourth grader. It is a good situation where the community supports the Arts and the Arts support the community. Especially this time of year, with 'giving' and 'sharing' being messages of the season.

In Rhinebeck, classmates of fourth-grade leukemia patient Casey Heady have begun giving up candy to help defray the cost of fighting the disease. Collections have been taken in the lobby of Chancellor Livingston Elementary School since Casey was diagnosed last month.

Other community events are also seeking to support the family and raise awareness of needs that can help other leukemia patients. Included will be the donation of proceeds from the Dec. 8 opening of "A Christmas Carol" at the Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center.

More on Socially Conscientious Theater:

10-23-06 More Local Socially Conscientious Theater
9-28-06 The Oliver! Project - Local Social Conscientious Theater
9-28-06 Socially Conscientious Theater

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1 comment:

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Glad to see this posting, Erica! Theatre does so much more than entertain. I love it when it gives back!

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