Circus Couture helps make Las Vegas a better place to live.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- There are some amazing shows on the Las Vegas Strip. Many of them involving a certain artistic acrobat company. But you can see these artists for just 15 bucks a seat. And its making Las Vegas a better place to live.
Troy Viveros is a typical 4-year-old boy. He likes Legos and superheroes but hates cancer.
His mom, Jacqueline Tompkins remembers when he was diagnosed. "He started getting pale, swollen, tired, weak. We took him in and they rushed him to the hospital."
Now Troy comes to the Children's Specialty Center for his care. The Center specializes in children with life threatening diseases. The staff never, ever turns a child away...even if they can't pay.
Annette Logan oversees the foundation that helps fund the Children's Specialty Center. She says, "It costs a lot of money to provide research focused care in a state of the art facility to those who are uninsured."
That's why they're getting help from Circus Couture. Some of the finest acrobats in the world are teaming up to put on a benefit performance -- "86 Peculiar Place" -- at the Smith Center for Performing Arts on Sunday, October 28th, starting with an art auction and pre-show entertainment at 5:30 p.m.
Ross Gibson is the director of this year's show. He says, "There was a work colleague of ours who lost her son to cancer. It was that that spurred us on to realize we can help not just by donating money, but by donating our talent and our time."
It's a gift that makes these performers superheroes, just like Troy. If you're interested in going to Circus Couture at the Smith Center, click here.
It's a gift that makes these performers superheroes, just like Troy.
If you're interested in going to Circus Couture at the Smith Center, click here.