A Circus Event: Raising Money for a Good Cause


What: Circus Charity Event for Christie’s Place

Where: Club 1202

When: Friday, January 18th at 10pm

The circus performances:  trapeze, silks, Spanish web, contortionists, juggling, hand balancing, fire eating, hoops, tarot card reading, and more.

As a therapist, I am always looking at how people need support, love, and a sense of community. I created the #BeingLOVEDIs project in July 2012 as an effort to learn and capture what love looks like to people around the San Diego community and the world.  The project became bigger than I ever imagined and I am now on a mission over the next year (or longer) to find out what being loved means to as many people as possible.

I have several worlds that I want to bridge together to create something great. I decided to blend my passion for trapeze, my #beinglovedis project, and my love of helping others.  I have been fortunate enough through my business to make great connections and meet influential people to make this possible.

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I’ve decided to create a circus event to help raise money for a charity that is dear to my heart, Christie’s Place. This non-profit organization is a place that provides “comprehensive HIV/AIDS education, support, and advocacy to women, children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS” (christiesplace.org).  A few years ago I made a documentary called Living Without a Label at Christie’s Place, and I think it is a great charity in San Diego.

I have teamed up with SDGLN.com and Club 1202 to put on a very fun event to raise money for Christie’s Place on Friday, January 18th.  Come out 10pm at 1202 in Hillcrest (1202 University Avenue, San Diego) for raffle prizes, circus performances, and relationship fortune tellers/therapists.


The circus performances:  trapeze, silks, Spanish web, hammock, mime act, contortionists, juggling, fire eating, aerial hoop, tarot card/crystal reading, and more.

Aerial Revolution (http://aerialrevolution.com/),  Otherwise Entertainment (http://otherwiseent.webs.com/), and CirqueQuirk (http://www.CirqueQuirk.com) are proving some of the acrobats and aerialists to perform.

A photo booth with San Diego’s BEST photographer Resolusean will be available for people to become part of the #BeingLOVEDIs project (with circus-themed props of course).  Another added touch is relationship fortune teller/therapist to provide relationship advice and you can ask the therapist relationship questions.  You can get advice like on my shrinkwrap column on SDGLN where I answer relationship questions.

All proceeds raised will benefit Christie’s Place.   Happy Dragon Photography will be taking photos of the performers and audience.  Everyone is welcome – so tell your friends and please join us for a night of breathtaking performances, meeting some great people, and helping a very special cause!

If you are unable to join the event, you can make your donation here:

Thank you!

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