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Moscow Ballet partners with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds

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International superstars Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond, founder of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, spent some time recently with Moscow Ballet's Svetlana Todinova in Las Vegas!
Watch a clip of this fun meeting below!  

 


For every ticket sold using the special code (in select cities), a percentage directly benefits children in medical need in that city. See below to find a participating Children's Miracle Network Hospital in a city near you.....

Albuquerque, NM
Beaumont, TX
Chicago/Rosemont, IL
Cleveland, OH
Dallas, TX
El Paso, TX
Gadsden, AL
Los Angeles, CA
*Lexington, KY
Little Rock, AR
Muskegon, MI
North Charleston, SC
Rochester, NY
San Antonio, TX
Shreveport, LA


In 2012, Moscow Ballet proudly partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), the leading supporter of children's hospitals nationwide, in raising funds to benefit young patients. In select cities (listed below), a portion of ticket sales from Moscow Ballet's 20th anniversary Great Russian Nutcracker production went to CMNH facilities.

Pictured right: Moscow Ballet's Nataliya Miroshnyk (left) and Anastasia Kazakova (right) spend time with in Tampa, FL.

studio-blog-1-shrinersMoscow Ballet ballerinas visited CMNH facilities across the U.S. meeting young patients and their families. One dancer shares about the hospital visits, “It was difficult to see those small babies that sick...at least we brought smiles to their faces and some positive moments in their lives.”

In addition there was a photo shoot with international superstars Donny and Marie Osmond, founder of CMNH, and Moscow Ballet's Svetlana Todinova in Las Vegas! A “Russian Tea Party and Auction” was held at the exclusive Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas TX. It benefitted the Children’s Medical Center Dallas and featured Moscow Ballet’s Natalia Mirshynk.

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals-
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has grown, since its founding in 1983, from a televised fundraiser in a small studio to one of North America's leading children's charities. CMNH was founded with two simple goals: to help as many children as possible by raising funds for children’s hospitals and to keep funds in the community. The organization, whose most recognizable symbol and greatest fundraising tool is its red and yellow Miracle Balloon icon, was founded by Marie Osmond and her family, John Schneider, Mick Shannon, and Joe Lake.

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Pictured left: Moscow Ballet Soloist Nataliya Miroshnyk spent time recently with children at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, OH.

About Moscow Ballet's fundraising history
Touring to more than 60 cities across North America annually for the past 20 years, Moscow Ballet's productions have an established history of supporting charitable organizations. In 1983 Moscow Ballet's North American producer, Akiva Talmi, brought Russian stars Leonid Kaslov, Valentina Kaslova, and Cynthia Gregory as featured artists to the Metropolitan Opera Gala Fundraiser. The event was dedicated to cellist prodigy Jacqueline du Pré, who had multiple sclerosis, with proceeds benefitting the National MS Society.

Other major fundraising campaigns include $250,000 raised for the Graduate Hospital of Philadelphia; $100,000 for the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital of Atlanta, chaired by First Lady Roslyn Carter; and $250,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Pasadena, CA, Honorary Chair First Lady Nancy Reagan. Talmi affirms, "Moscow Ballet is honored to provide the vehicle for non-profits to raise awareness of and funds for their charitable programs through our performances." In Canada, Moscow Ballet performances are presented by Recovery Acres Society (RAS), one of Canada's most highly recognized non-profit addiction treatment facilities. A portion of tour proceeds support capital funding for the facility's $10 million expansion project. "Our partnership with Moscow Ballet is entering its sixth successful season," explains RAS Executive Director John O'Reilly. "Not only is Moscow Ballet supporting us to reach our fundraising goals, but this unique partnership has introduced Moscow Ballet to Canadian audiences for the first time."

In 2012, RAS will present performances in Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, and Moosejaw.

 

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