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2017 Change a Heart Gala: The Circus Is In Town!

The 2017 Change A Heart Gala is set for Saturday, October 21 at Sts. John and Paul Parish, Cardinal DiNardo Center, 2586 Wexford Bayne Road, Sewickley, Pa. 15143. The Franciscan Volunteer Program is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities.

Meet under the big top to celebrate changing hearts in the Pittsburgh region during an evening of circus fun and laughter. Take a trip down memory lane with the sights, sounds and smells of this unique version of “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Enjoy the antics of Giggles the Clown, who creates twisted, awesome, on-the-spot improvisation inflation creations, while being amazed by the magic, mishaps and multitudinous manipulations of O’Ryan the O’Mazing during this spectacular one-ring show! 

Reception runs 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by recognitions and auctions from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The ring master will be Doug Shields, former Pittsburgh City Council member. Tickets are $50 per person or $350 per table of eight. For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, visit or call 412-821-0861