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Acting Against Cancer’s The Rocky Horror Show
 
Acting Against Cancer, formerly known as Kids Acting Against Cancer, Inc, a nonprofit theatre troupe that performs theatrical productions to raise money for pediatric cancer research and treatment, will be performing the stage version of the cult favorite The Rocky Horror Show September 26 through October 5 in The Bunbury Theatre of The Henry Clay Building.
 
In July, Acting Against Cancer signed a $100,000 pledge to the art therapy program within the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Kosair Children’s Hospital; accordingly, 100% of the profits from The Rocky Horror Show and Acting Against Cancer’s entire 2014-2015 season will go toward fulfilling that pledge. The organization has performed in several different venues around Louisville with past shows including Rabbit Hole, And Then There Were None, the Louisville premiere of Spring Awakening and, most recently, RENT in The Tim Faulkner Gallery.
 
Whitten and Jaclyn Montgomery founded the organization as little girls in 1999 after their mother was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and since then, the organization has raised over $350,000. What started as ragtag musicals in the basement of the Montgomery home with ten audience members has grown into full-fledged productions at venues such as The Kentucky Center for the Arts with crowds numbering in the hundreds.
 
The show will take place at 8:00 p.m. September 26 and 27 and October 3 and 4. Matinee showings at 2:00 p.m will be on September 27 and 28 and October 5. There will also be a half-priced industry night at 8:00 pm on Monday, September 29. The house opens half an hour prior to all performances. Although no outside food or liquid is allowed in the theatre, audience participation, including props and costumes, is encouraged. The show runs an hour and a half with one fifteen-minute intermission. The Rocky Horror Show contains mild profanity, sexual situations and adult themes and is not recommended for audiences under 14.
 
Tickets are $19 for general admission and $24 for preferred seating with seats in the first two rows of the theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online in advance at http://rocky.actingagainstcancer.com
 

 

Bardstown Boy In Need of Life-Saving Transplant
 
With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure.  The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses.  Throughout the Louisville area, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local boy, Shade Fikter. 
 
Shade is the son of Pamela and Daniel Fikter.  Born on December 06, 2004, Shade was diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis.  The doctors at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis have recommended a life-saving pancreas transplant.  An estimated $300,000 is being raised by Louisville-area volunteers. 
 
Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities that will help with transplant-related expenses.  Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact Community Coordinator Judy McClure at 502.471.8818 ordsmjsm2@aol.com.  
 
Donations may be mailed to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana, 47403.  Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with “In Honor of Shade F” written on the memo line of the check.  Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at www.COTAforShadeF.com
 
 
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Down Syndrome of Louisville’s

Steps to Independence Walk/Fun Run

October 4, 2014 Waterfront Park

Register or Form a team at www.downsyndromeoflouisville.org
 
            Pre-Registration Fee$ 20.00    Day of the event $25.00 Public welcome!
 

7:15 A.M. Registration                                       8:45 A.M Fun Run

9:00 A.M.  Spirit Sprint                                      9:30 A.M.  Family Walk

Over 3,000 DSL Walk/Run participants are anticipated to celebrate the achievements of individuals with Down syndrome.  Our theme “Steps to Independence” celebrates the achieving spirit our members demonstrate in their personal quest for independence.
 
The Down Syndrome Lifelong Long Learning Centers located in Louisville and Clarksville provides innovative and research based education and developmental programs for all ages of individuals with Down syndrome.
 
The Down Syndrome of Louisville Walk/5KRun showcases the dreams and accomplishments of children and adults with Down syndrome. Do not miss the Spirit Sprint featuring children and adults with Down syndrome racing for their own gold medals and the Smile Mile Walk where posters of our members are displayed!
 
 Live entertainment is provided by talented individuals with Down syndrome; Michel Bush and the DSL All-Star Band, Special K a local rapper and the DSL Dance Troupe and special guest appearances. The Kids Fun Zone and the Family Picnic Tasting are crowd pleasers.
 
Down syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality affecting more than 400,000 people in the United States.  People with Down syndrome possess a wide range of abilities and are active participants in the educational, occupational, social and recreational activities of the community. To learn more about Down Syndrome of Louisville Lifelong Learning Centers visit www.downsyndromeoflouisville.org
 


Junior League American Girl Fashion Show
 
The Junior League of Louisville is thrilled to be hosting the 2014 American Girl Fashion Show on October 11-12, 2014 at Churchill Downs Millionaires Row. 
 
Join us and celebrate the experience of being a girl, whether yesterday or today, through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Enjoy light fare and learn how clothing has changed over the years to reflect history, culture, and girls’ individual styles.  To see the show schedule, get more info or purchase tickets, click HERE. 


 

 
 
 
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