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Working toward a world with more elephants and less cancer… one city at a time.

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“At Ringling Bros., we’re all about entertaining families and giving back to the communities where we perform every week. In addition to the financial contributions made by Feld Entertainment and the Ringling Bros. Children’s Fund, we will be bringing our performers directly to the hospitals to entertain families who aren’t able to make it to the show,” said Alana Feld, Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment and Producer of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.

Do Elephants hold the key to Cancer?

With more than 16,000 kids being diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States; groundbreaking research could help treat cancer in the future. Dr. Schiffman and the team from Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics, and Huntsman Cancer Institute, are studying why there is such a low incidence of cancer in elephants, what makes this cancer resistance possible in elephants and not in humans, and how this may correlate to new treatments for pediatric cancers.To help move forward this study, The Feld Family is forming the Ringling Bros. Children’s Fund™ as an element of their ongoing philanthropy through the Feld Family Foundation to support children’s charities. As part of the collaboration with Dr. Schiffman, the Ringling Bros. Children’s Fund and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will be donating more than $1 million to support cancer research and to care for children.

In 50 cities that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey visits starting October 14th , Ringling Bros. will donate $10,000 to a local children’s hospital or treatment center and the Ringling Bros. Children’s Fund will match each donation with an additional $10,000 donation to the Primary Children’s Hospital Foundation to support the Primary Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cancer Research Program. This program, which helped support the elephant research, focuses on novel approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and improving the value of pediatric cancer care.

In addition to a local children’s hospital receiving $10,000 to support local pediatric patients, Ringling Bros. performers will visit the local hospital to spread joy to those who may not be able to attend The Greatest Show On Earth. In conjunction, 100 tickets will be donated to outpatient children and families at each local hospital and one performance in each city will be dedicated to building awareness in support of all those in the fight against childhood cancer and Dr. Schiffman’s research.

Ringling Bros. Hospital Visits

Date City Hospital Arena
October 15, 2015 Boston, MA The Dana Farber Cancer Institute TD Garden
October 15, 2015 St. Louis, MO Cardinal Glennon Hospital Scottrade Center
October 21, 2015 Cleveland, OH MetroHealth Medical Center Quicken Loans Arena
October 22, 2015 Bridgeport, CT Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital Webster Bank Arena
October 28, 2015 Rochester, NY Golisano Children's Hospital Blue Cross Arena
October 29, 2015 Toledo, OH ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital The Huntington Center
November 4, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh CONSOL Energy Center
November 10, 2015 Rosemont, IL/Chicago, IL Rush Children's Hospital - Rush University Medical Center Allstate Arena/United Center
November 11, 2015 Auburn Hills, MI Children's Hospital of Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills
November 19, 2015 Youngstown, OH Akron Children’s Hospital Boardman Beeghly Campus Covelli Centre
December 3, 2015 Indianapolis, IN Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health Bankers Life Fieldhouse
December 23, 2015 Little Rock, AR Arkansas Children's Hospital Verizon Arena
December 30, 2015 Huntsville, AL Huntsville Hospital Women & Children Von Braun Center
January 6, 2016 Tampa, FL Tampa General Hospital Amalie Arena
January 8, 2016 Miami, FL Miami Children's Health Foundation AmericanAirlines Arena
January 14, 2016 Orlando, FL Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Amway Center
January 21, 2016 Columbia, SC N.C. Children's Hospital Colonial Life Arena
January 21, 2016 Jacksonville, FL Wolfson Children's Hospital Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
January 27, 2016 Charlotte, NC Levine Children's Hospital Time Warner Cable Arena
February 3, 2016 Raleigh, NC UNC Children's Hospital PNC Arena
February 10, 2016 Greenville, SC Breener Children's Hospital Greensboro Coliseum
February 10, 2016 Atlanta/Duluth, GA Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Philips Arena/Infinite Energy Arena
February 17, 2016 Philadelphia, PA The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
February 25, 2016 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Hospital Barclays Center
March 3, 2016 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati Children's Hospital U.S. Bank Arena
March 9, 2016 Newark, NJ Tackle Kids Cancer at HackensackUMC's Children's Cancer Institute Prudential Center
March 10, 2016 Richmond, VA Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU Richmond Coliseum
March 16, 2016 Baltimore, MD Sinai Hospital Royal Farms Arena
March 30, 2016 Washington, DC Children's National Health System Verizon Center
March 31, 2016 Norfolk, VA Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter Norfolk Scope
April 6, 2016 Fairfax, VA Fairfax Inova Children's Hospital EagleBank Arena
April 6, 2016 Hampton, VA Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Hampton Coliseum
April 14, 2016 North Charleston, SC Medical University of South Carolina North Charleston Coliseum
April 22, 2016 Worcester, MA UMass Memorial Hospital DCU Center
April 28, 2016 Wilkes Barre, PA Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Danville Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
April 28, 2016 Providence, RI Hasbro Children's Hospital Dunkin' Donuts Center
May 5, 2016 Manchester, NH Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Verizon Wireless Arena
May 11, 2016 Hartford, CT Connecticut Children's Medical Center XL Center
May 18, 2016 Trenton, NJ Bristol Myers Squib Children's Hospital Sun National Bank Center
May 25, 2016 Hershey, PA Penn State Hershey Medical Center Children's Hospital Giant Center
June 3, 2016 Lincoln, NE Children's Hospital & Medical Center Pinnacle Bank Arena
June 9, 2016 Colorado Springs, CO Children's Hospital Colorado The Broadmoor World Arena
June 19, 2016 Las Vegas, NV Sunrise Children's Hospital Thomas & Mack Center
June 22, 2016 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Children's Hospital Talking Stick Resort Arena
June 30, 2016 San Antonio, TX Children's San Antonio AT&T Center

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