By Kiara Catanzaro, ’15
St. Bonaventure University will host the Mr. SBU Pageant from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in the Rigas Theater of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
The students responsible for the event include Alley Coast, Corinne Lettieri, Eileen Meisenzahl Taylor Ramsdell and Morgan Statt.
Attendees will have the opportunity to bid in a Chinese auction before the show begins. The funds raised will be entirely donated to The Dream Factory, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of critically and chronically ill children.
In 1980, The Dream Factory began with one all-volunteer chapter in Hopkinsville, Ky. Since then, The Dream Factory has grown into the second-largest children’s wish-granting organization in the United States, granting over 25,000 dreams since its inception.
The Dream Factory is the only children’s wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain. The Dream Factory strives to provide hope and relief from the trauma and corresponding stress and depression that both the children and their families can endure on a day-to-day basis.
Tickets can be purchased in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts before the event or at the door. The cost is $3 for students and $5 for community members. Children age 5 and younger are free.
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