Circus for Survivors

Circus for Survivors
Enrich the body and mind through play and movement in these free circus skills classes designed specifically for those surviving with cancer and their families and friends. Each workshop is FREE and tailored to fit the needs of the participants. Activities will be suitable for all abilities and are wheelchair accessible. Participants are encouraged to try the circus at the level of adventure and ability they choose. The program includes juggling, low balancing wires, aerial fabrics and low trapezes. Events include workshops for women with cancer, men with cancer, families facing cancer together, and even a "Day at the Circus" that includes tickets to a circus show!

Saturday, Nov 1 POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE TBD    2:30 - 4:30 pm; SHOW Circus Studio, Easthampton, MA (age 10 & up)
A collaboration with Cancer Connection
Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Contact Cancer Connections by calling 413-586-1642 or fill out the contact form below.

Saturday, Dec 20    1:30 - 3:30 pm; NECCA at the Cotton Mill (age 10 & up)    
Includes free tickets to "The Flying Nut" at 5 pm at our Austine Gym

Facilitators:
Suzanne Rappaport, MS Occupational Therapy—A circus arts teacher and coach, she sees a connection between circus activities and improved health and wellness. Participants in her programs experience increased mind and body awareness and have fun, too!

Pam RobertsA certified yoga teacher and breast cancer survivor who has been leading programs for people affected by cancer for over 10 years.

Britta ReidaActive with NECCA since 2006, as both a student and an executive board member. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, she found circus instrumental to her healing.

A big thanks to the Lloyd Symington Foundation for their generous support of our 2013 and 2014 programs. Learn more about the program in this article from the Keene Sentinel.