More than 800 attendees marveled at the dazzling performances at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion’s 10th Annual Benefit to Support Pediatric Care and Research. The event took place under Cirque du Soleil’s “grand chapiteau” – the big top – with a presentation of Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities. The renowned production invites the audience to step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension to reinvent everything around him.
Before the show, the youngest participants enjoyed face painting, games, a coloring wall and other activities under the big top. “Everyone had a wonderful time, and we’re thrilled with the success of the event,” said Kate Doerge, event co-chair. “The benefit’s 10th anniversary turned out to be a banner year, setting a record for the most attendees and the most funds raised to date.”
“Events like this are so important because they raise awareness of all the great work at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion. In addition, the benefit raised more than $1.1 million, much needed funding for our programs,” said Monica Keany, benefit co-chair. “One hundred percent of the proceeds go to pediatric care and research.”