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With the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in town at the TD Garden, there will be the annual elephant feeding on Thursday, October 15 on Hanover Street, by the Prado (Paul Revere Mall) at 11:00 am.

RINGLINGS LARGEST LADIES LUNCH WITH BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS IN BOSTONS NORTH END

Ringling Bros. Teams up with the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to Promote October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an Elephant Brunch!

WHAT:Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephants will walk down the street to the North End from the TD Garden for a festive lunch.  The traditional fare (Approx. 40 loaves of bread, 30 bunches of bananas, 30 lbs of apples, 20 heads of lettuce, 3 bushels of carrots, 6 watermelons, if available) will be provided by Mikes Pastry and F&B Produce.

Immediately following the elephant feeding, Kelly Ann, the painting pachyderm, will create a masterpiece in front of the crowd, which will later be donated to the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Kelly Anns trainer, Aaron Morris and Hischam Ballsam will be available for interviews.

Post-painting, invited breast cancer survivors and their families will board Penelope, the pink DUCK from Boston Duck Tours for a private tour of the city along with several performers from Over the Top. Later, these families will swing by the TD Garden for the Thursday evening performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Over the Top!

WHO: 6 Asian Elephants – Featuring Kelly Ann, the painting Pachyderm
Clown Alley – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
Aaron Morris and Hischam Ballsam – Elephant Trainers*
Breast Cancer Survivors and their families*
Representatives, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, MA Affiliate*
Daycare/School children and members of the North End Community
*Indicates interview availability on-site.

WHEN:Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 11:00 AM
The feeding and painting will last about 20 minutes.  Please call Courtney for updates (617) 571-8680
WHERE:Hanover Street in the North End (in front of fire house – 392 Hanover St.)

WHY:Dogs fly, Asian elephants skip, hop, and groove and one courageous man stands eye to eye with a pack of powerful Bengal tigers, all at the 138th Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth® which runs October 14-18 at the TD Garden in Boston, MA.

Tickets are $15.00, $20.00, $25.00, $30.00 (CLUB), $50.00 (VIP), $80.00 (FRONT ROW), $130.00 (CIRCUS CELEBRITY).  All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at
1-800-745-3000 or by visiting www.TDGarden.com <http://www.TDGarden.com> or www.ticketmaster.com <http://www.ticketmaster.com>.

About the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is committed to saving lives, empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.  As the lone affiliate for Massachusetts, we represent the entire state to provide services for the underserved and uninsured throughout the Commonwealth.  75% of net funds raised by the Massachusetts Affiliate remain in Massachusetts, and are distributed in the form of grants to breast cancer programs throughout the state to provide research, education, screening and treatment for the medically underserved.  The dollars raised in the state by the Massachusetts Affiliate directly impact and affect the state and our citizens.  We are committed to 100% screening, 100% access to care.

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