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THE STORY:

THE STORYTHE STORY / CROWDFEED
EVENT DATE: OCT 12, 2014
DEADLINE TO GIVE: OCT 01, 2014
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: OCT 13, 2014
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.”
—Oscar Wilde

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) of NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Crowdsourcing Campaign to bring BIO-HAZARD: A RELATIVE COMEDY
starring Sarah Elizabeth Greer
to the State Theatre
for
NAMI-NoVA’s annual fundraiser COMEDY NIGHT

According to the National Institute on Mental Health, about 1 in 4 adults suffer from a mental disorder, and one in 17 people live with a serious mental illness, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, The World Health Organization estimates that 450 million people worldwide suffer from such diseases.

Despite these staggering statistics, the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that nationally, between 2009-2011, states cut more than $1.6 billion from their budgets for services helping children and adults who have mental disorders.
The need for mental health services continues to grow, and with those increased needs comes the parallel necessity to increase both awareness and fundraising dollars.

To raise awareness of mental illness and funds for NAMI-NoVA—whose mission is to support and educate Northern Virginians with mental illnesses and their families and whose programs are completely free— the organization sponsors an annual Comedy Night fundraiser.

This year’s event is to take place on Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, a historic movie theatre that has been turned into an entertainment venue with full bar and food service, as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. The gala will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and an exciting raffle.
The centerpiece of the evening will be the performance of the heartwarming and hilarious award-winning, multi-media one-woman show, BIO-HAZARD: A RELATIVE COMEDY written and performed by Sarah Elizabeth Greer. This play bitter sweetly—and sometime absurdly—addresses the mental and emotional challenges of being adopted.

BIO-HAZARD: A RELATIVE COMEDY has been showcased to sold-out audiences at the United Solo Festival (the world’s largest solo festival) in NYC for the last two years. It will be shown there again in November of 2014, and has already sold out!
The money raised by Crowdrise will be used to pay for the theatre rental, the remounting of BIO-HAZARD (director’s, media designer’s, and stage manager’s fees) for this significant NAMI-NoVA fundraiser, and for the transportation of the artist and crew.

Any excess funds will be given to NAMI of Northern Virginia, along with all profits from ticket sales, auction and raffle.

You are welcome to join any team (icons below) or click on the gray box that says START YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER to start your own team!

To meet Sarah and hear from her celebrity endorsers be sure to watch the fabulous and fun promotional video above.

For more images of BIO-HAZARD: A RELATIVE COMEDY click through the photo array at the left.

Contribute to the cause and come see the show!
For tickets, follow this link, scroll down to Bio-Hazard and click on BUY TICKETS
http://www.thestatetheatre.com/events/upcoming_events.xml?_offset=8&_order=1
TO read about NAMI of Northern Virginia, follow this link.
http://www.nami-northernvirginia.org/

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To This Fundraiser

$2,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Long time New Holland Friend

    $1,500

  • A secret pal from Gillyville

    $100

  • Annie Brubaker Filer

    $100

  • Dana Bensinger & Bill McKenney

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Susan Hurst Blessing

    $50

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44% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,175 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Susan Hurst Blessing

Susan Hurst Blessing

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Dana Bensinger & Bill McKenney

Dana Bensinger & Bill McKenney

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Annie Brubaker Filer

Annie Brubaker Filer

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

A secret pal from Gillyville

A secret pal from Gillyville

DONATION: $100

This is a tribute to all those Gillyvillians who came before you. 5 years ago

Long time New Holland Friend

Long time New Holland Friend

DONATION: $1,500

In support of a very talented individual home grown in New Holland. Lets give the Big Apple some Shoo-Fly Pie! This is a challenge to New Holland natives and local businesses to help Sarah Elizabeth Greer fly high! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago