Circus event planned to raise money for Western Carolina National Alliance on Mental Illness

From the press release:

“THE GREATEST SHOW OF COURAGE” – CIRCUS/CARNIVAL/PARADE/FUNDRAISER to combat the stigma of mental illness will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23 from Noon – 4 pm at Roger McGuire Green and Reuter Terrace at Pack Square. The event will feature the Runaway Circus, music, wandering performers, artists, a silent auction, raffle, cakewalk, and games to benefit the Western Carolina National Alliance on Mental Illness education, support, and advocacy programs. The Parade is organized the same as a WALK with individuals and organizations forming their Parade teams and requesting donations to sponsor each Parader. Prizes for best costumes!

To join our NAMI WC Parade team, build your own team, to become a sponsor, or to make an online donation go to:, CIRCUS page, and click the link to our FirstGiving page with instructions. Click on our NEWS page for our Summer 2012 newsletter to read more about it! Be a clown! Be a lion-tamer! Be an aerialist! Be yourself! Beat the stigma!

For more information call 828-505-7353.


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