Award-Winning Nonprofit Offers Self-Empowerment as a Solution to Bullying and Youth Suicide Epidemic
Online PR News – 21-September-2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Free2Luv® is bringing a cirque to Los Angeles on Saturday, November 3rd for an anti-bullying benefit performance for the entire family to support underserved youth at the historic Regent Theater.
What happens when young professional cirque artists collide with powerful music and impactful storytelling? A TOUR DE FORCE
In this musical cirque spectacle, the audience will embark on a magical journey of self-discovery. Through acrobatics, contortion, high flying aerial, and trapeze act, self-doubt and pain turn into power and unstoppable strength.
Get ready to be moved, inspired, and engaged by captivating performances from Troupe Du Cirque, an ensemble cast of young artists who have been seen on television and graced some of the world's largest stages. The day's festivities will be red carpet ready hosted by celebrity guests, performers, ambassadors, and advocates to be announced. There will be interactive stations, silent auction and a VIP experience with private seating. The day's festivities will be hosted by special guest, Free2Luv Ambassador, and actor, Jason Drucker, star of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and the highly anticipated Transformers spin-off, BumbleBee.
Radiant spirits and cheerful voices are often overcome by the deafening noise and tortuous realities of bullying. The bullying epidemic continues to plague our youth with over 160,000 students staying home from school every day due to bullying and teen suicide is now a leading cause of death among youth ages 12 -18. "When youth feel supported, embraced and empowered to be their authentic selves, we are able to create real change. We're proud to be a resource center for youth to start conversations, build confidence and become difference makers in their communities," continues Sandis.
Free2Luv®, an award-winning youth empowerment nonprofit, believes the solution lies in self-empowerment and they utilize the arts, both visual and performing, to uplift, engage and heal youth. "The purpose of our storytelling is to let our youth know that even when they are struggling, they are not alone. We encourage them to reach out in times of darkness. There is no weakness in asking for help. In fact, it's a sign of strength. This performance is dedicated to our Honorary Youth Advocate, Blaine who at 10 years old felt the only answer was ending his life. With messages and performances like this, if we can reach one child struggling, we know it can be life-changing," says Tonya Sandis, Founder of Free2Luv.
Proceeds raised from UNSTOPPABLE: TOUR DE FORCE will support Free2Luv's music and art empowerment initiatives designed to create a kinder, braver, more loving world for underserved youth. TOUR DE FORCE will be staged at The Regent DTLA, 448 S Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90013. Tickets available at eventbrite.