• Las Vegas
    Bike for Mike

    Location: Las Vegas

    Mike Brown, who was a highly esteemed member of our KÀ team, passed away after fighting a long and courageous battle against cancer. Throughout the course of 2012, members of the KÀ team organized two events in his honour to provide financial support for the family of their beloved friend and colleague. For the first event held in May, Bike for Mike, several motorcyclists raised money by driving 100 miles (161 kilometres) in just a few hours in the Las Vegas area. Then in June, the KÀ team organized a lottery draw with a range of exciting prizes on offer, such as Cirque du Soleil show tickets. These events helped members of the KÀ team to raise the impressive sum of $25,000. The funds have been given to Mike Brown’s wife to help with their children’s education.

  • Las Vegas
    Run away with Cirque du Soleil

    Location: Las Vegas

    In March 2012, the flagship event of the Springs Preserve park “Run Away with Cirque du Soleil” celebrated its 11th anniversary in Las Vegas. Organized within the framework of ONE DROP World Water Day, the annual event attracted more than 1,700 people, participants, volunteers and supporters. All proceeds from the event support the educational and environmental programs at the Springs Preserve. Every year, the event attracts a significant number of members from the seven Cirque du Soleil shows playing in Las Vegas, who are always there to cheer on the participants.

  • Las Vegas
    Zumanity goes purple for Spirit Day

    Location: Las Vegas

    In October 2012, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) association held the third edition of Spirit Day, a day that aims to raise people’s awareness of bullying suffered by the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. To show their solidarity with the cause, people throughout the nation were invited to go purple. A large number of Las Vegas residents accepted the invitation by participating in the various activities held throughout the day, which began with the unveiling of the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign, which turned purple especially for the occasion. Cirque du Soleil joined in the action and was represented by several artists from the Zumanity show.