FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2010

 
 
Contact: Sally Charney
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
240-235-2205
sally.charney@curesearch.org 
Contact: Enrico Dinges
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®
703-790-2565
edinges@feldinc.com 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Joins
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer to
Raise Research Funds


Bethesda, MD and Vienna, VA – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer today announces that it has partnered with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® in an effort to raise awareness and research funds for the important issue of pediatric cancer. As part of this new partnership, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will participate in cause-related marketing initiatives including Guest Ringmaster opportunities for CureSearch representatives and support for fundraising initiatives.

Ringling Bros. ® will be participating in select CureSearch Walks around the country and will create fantastic memories for thousands of families whose lives have been affected by children’s cancer.

“We care about the communities which we visit with our Ringling Bros. productions,” explains Kenneth Feld, Chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live entertainment. “By partnering with CureSearch, we hope to bring more attention and support to their efforts while sharing the joy and thrills that our world class performers bring to families across the United States.”

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer funds and supports the lifesaving research of the Children’s Oncology Group, the world’s largest cooperative pediatric cancer research organization – essentially a “cancer center without walls.” The CureSearch Walk celebrates and honors those whose lives have been affected by children’s cancer.

Forty years ago, cure rates for children’s cancer were less than 10 percent. The collaborative research of the Children’s Oncology Group had improved cure rates cure rates for children’s cancer at a much faster pace than any one individual or single institution could accomplish alone. Today, the overall cure rate is 78 percent. The goal of CureSearch is to achieve a100% cure rate.

“For many generations, The Greatest Show On Earth® has created memories for children of all ages,” said John L. Lehr, President and CEO, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. “And, now, for the moment, they are putting smiles on the faces of children with cancer and their families.”

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will be participating in The CureSearch Walk in Washington, D.C., on June 21, at 5:00 PM. Visit www.CureSearchWalk.org/dc for more information about this and other CureSearch Walks.

About CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer (www.curesearch.org) funds the lifesaving, collaborative research of the Children’s Oncology Group, medical professionals who treat more than 90% of children with cancer in the United States. By supporting the Children’s Oncology Group at more than 230 hospitals nationwide, CureSearch enables children with cancer to receive world-class expertise at a hospital close to home.

About Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create unforgettable memories, with over 30 million people in attendance at our shows annually. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 65 countries and on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice, and DisneyLive!

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Christine Bork
Email Christine
(240) 235-2208



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