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Press Release

Shayley’s Skits For Smiles

Published on Mon, Dec 3, 2012 (8:32 p.m.)

ORGANIZATION: Shayley’s Skits For Smiles, a Nevada Non-Profit Corporation

CONTACT: Kisane Harper, President
[email protected]
(702) 202-2210

December 3, 2012
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Troupe from Shayley’s Skits For Smiles will be performing for children in treatment for cancer on Sunday, December 16, 2012 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at the 8th Annual “Miracle on 3rd Street.” “Miracle on 3rd Street” is presented by Hogs and Heifers Saloon and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. It is being held at Sunrise Hospital NORTH Parking-TENT next to the Auditorium (186 S. Maryland Pkwy).
Shayley’s Skits For Smiles (“Skits”) is a Nevada not for profit corporation, formed in October of 2011. Shayley is a three time cancer survivor, and currently a freshman at The Meadows. After Shayley’s last surgery and while recovering, she made daily entries on her Caring Bridge website. She also gave a speech at the Ovarian Cancer Foundation (Owareness) only 3 short weeks after her surgery. At some point, it “clicked” and it became clear that Shayley’s attitude throughout her trials acted as an inspiration to those both in and out of treatment. Shayley felt that she needed to do something for kids like her and to pay forward the many people and organizations that had come into her life and assisted her recovery. Shayley, her brother Austyn, and the other Troupe members, decided to combine their love of acting and drama and put on interactive skits for children in treatment for critical illnesses.
Currently, Skits is a roadshow and its Troupe travels to perform short interactive skits and plays wherever children in treatment for critical or life-threatening illnesses congregate. The Troupe dresses in their costumes and either invite some of the children to perform on stage, or scatter among the children in the audience and encourage their interactivity. The children may be given hats, stuffed animals and/or books depending on the skit and their families also get involved. The children get to be an actor for a day and to forget about their illness for a while.

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