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America Cancer Society held its annual Big Top Gala hosted by Feld Entertainment on Saturday, February 27, 2016.
The Big Top Gala was an elegant, black tie optional, evening featuring a gourmet dinner by Michael’s On East, live entertainment provided by Reverend Barry and Funktastic Soul, circus entertainers, silent and live auctions and much more!!
Jennifer & Greg Steube, along with Bonnie & Kenneth Feld, were the event chairs of this fabulous event for their second year in a row.
The Big Top Gala is an event that grants the most impact to aid the American Cancer Society. Where does the money go? In the broadest sense, all the money we raise goes to eliminating cancer as a major health concern. The money raised is central to supporting our mission, which aims to focus our efforts in four main areas: research, education, advocacy, and service. Your proceeds will support the largest private non-profit source of funding for scientists studying cancer. These discoveries benefit people in our community every day.
Your proceeds teach people how to avoid preventable cancers, when to get early detection tests, what treatment options exist and how to care for the cancer patient. We sponsor support groups, hold classes, seminars, forums, do outreach to health professionals who need to know the latest information on treatment and clinical trials, and develop programs aimed at youth and adults on the advantages of healthy lifestyle choices (don’t smoke, eat fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly, use sunscreen, follow early detection guidelines).
Legislative advocacy at federal, state and local levels is another area where the American Cancer Society makes a difference. Advocacy is a force multiplier in the war against cancer.
Your proceeds provide services for cancer patients and their family; improving their quality of life.
For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
Feld Entertainment® is the global leader in live family entertainment with as many as 5,000 performances on six continents in as many as 75 countries. And Feld Entertainment Studios is our global headquarters and the second-largest building in Florida — second only to NASA’s Cape Canaveral facility.
Feld Entertainment Studios is home base for every show we produce and, more and more, the staging venue for independent productions including music, theater, movies and commercial television productions looking for a world-class facility to prepare for the world stage.
In May 2012, Feld Entertainment purchased a 25-year-old, 580,000 square foot manufacturing building in Ellenton, Florida. In one year, the facility was transformed from a heavy manufacturing facility into the world’s only facility with the ability to design, develop, produce, rehearse and launch any world-class live entertainment production.
The initial build-out of the global headquarters created 100,000 square feet of class “A” office space, 350,000 square feet of prop and costume manufacturing space, and approximately 115,000 square feet of rehearsal and staging space.
Today Feld Entertainment Studios is the largest, fully integrated and most innovative facility of its kind in the world. Future plans include an animal enclosure, state-of-the art music recording studio and space for additional integrated services.
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