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Terisa Hsu-Lee’s Spectacular Cirk Fundraiser: Uniting Talent for Animal Welfare

Terisa Hsu-Lee’s Spectacular Cirk Fundraiser: Uniting Talent for Animal Welfare
  • PublishedOctober 21, 2023

In a dazzling display of passion, talent, and compassion, Terisa Hsu-Lee, the one and only South Africaneese finalist in the Mrs. South Africa pageant, recently hosted her second fundraising initiative as part of her Mrs. South Africa journey. Her event not only showcased her love for South African creative talent but also reflected her deep passion for animal welfare, all while raising over R5500 for the South African Animal Cancer Association (SAACA). Terisa’s dedication to making a difference in the lives of animals and promoting local businesses, talent, and art is truly inspiring.

The event, dubbed “Terisa Hsu-Lee’s Cirk Fundraiser,” took place on the 14th of October at the Cirk theatre, nestled within the Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg. The venue was a fitting backdrop for this spectacular evening of entertainment and philanthropy, bringing together diverse elements of South African culture and creativity.

Terisa’s commitment to animal welfare is evident in her choice of beneficiary, SAACA. The organization works tirelessly to combat cancer in animals, offering much-needed support and hope to both furry companions and their human caregivers. By aligning her fundraising efforts with SAACA, Terisa demonstrated her heartwarming dedication to improving the lives of those who cannot speak for themselves.

The focal point of the evening was the thrilling aerial art production titled “Worlds Away,” presented by Cirk. Attendees were treated to a mesmerizing spectacle of acrobatics, grace, and sheer talent as the performers soared through the air with breathtaking grace. The audience was not only entertained but also moved by the powerful visual storytelling.

The heart of Terisa’s initiative lay in ticket sales and raffles, both of which generated substantial contributions for SAACA. The raffle draw at the end of the production was a highlight, with ten lucky audience members winning incredible prizes from Terisa’s official and gold sponsors, including Dallmayr Coffee, Collagenlift, Kanu Wines, O’right Haircare Products, and Ever Beauty SA. These generous contributions not only added to the excitement of the evening but also reinforced the sense of community and shared purpose.

Terisa Hsu-Lee’s words beautifully encapsulate her dedication: “When I am passionate about something, I don’t just give 100% of my energy; I give my heart and soul.” Her decision to go above and beyond the typical requirements of the Mrs. South Africa pageant, which usually involves hosting one fundraiser, exemplifies her extraordinary commitment to making a difference.

Terisa’s Cirk Fundraiser was not just a spectacular performance but also a powerful testament to the impact of collaboration. By uniting South African creative talent with a vision to support a worthy cause, she demonstrated the immense potential that lies within collective action. Terisa’s fundraising initiative showcases the power of individuals to effect change and make a positive difference in the world, even while promoting and celebrating local businesses, talent, and art.

In a world that often feels divided, Terisa Hsu-Lee’s initiative reminds us of the extraordinary power of unity and compassion. Her unwavering dedication to animal welfare and her commitment to showcasing the best of South African talent serve as an inspiring example for all of us. Terisa has shown that with passion, determination, and a big heart, anyone can choose to make a profound impact on the lives of animals and their communities.