Showing posts with label Mark Correia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mark Correia. Show all posts

11 October 2014

Escaping Parkinson's grand finale

Congratulations again Mark, on a fabulous achievement!

From Mark Correia's Twitter feed:

23 July 2014

Mark Correia's great escape!

From Global News:
Tue, Jul 22: Toronto teen Mark Correia got strapped into a straitjacket two weeks ago. The 18-year-old magician and actor’s goal was to raise $25,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research by living in the straitjacket until today. He’s back in studio to tell us how far he got.

20 July 2014

Escaping Parkinson's: less than 2 days to go!

Mark Correia has just under 2 days to go in his "Escaping Parkinson's" stunt to raise money for Parkinson's research.  According to the Michael J. Fox fundraising site, Mark has already raised over $8000 in donations.  Way to go Mark!

Visit the Michael J. Fox fundraising site to help Mark reach his $25000 fundraising goal.

Look at Mark's YouTube channel to see his daily videos.

See some of the press Mark's generated below:

10 July 2014

Escaping Parkinson's now underway

Best wishes Mark!

Watch his Day One video on YouTube:

From Global News:
Toronto teen Mark Correia got strapped into a straitjacket Tuesday morning — a straitjacket in which he plans to spend the next two weeks.

The 18-year-old magician and actor hopes to raise $25,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research by living in the straitjacket until July 22.

“This is real,” he said, as Liza Fromer of Global’s The Morning Show helped buckle him in. “No breaks. No freedom. No escape until the last minute.”

Read more and watch video.

From Inside Halton:
Escaping from a straitjacket has become a mainstay trick for many magicians. Illusionist Harry Houdini made it a staple of his own act while hanging upside down from a crane.

Now, Mark Correia is putting his own twist on the age-old magic trick by spending two weeks — as of today (Tuesday) strapped into one in support of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.                              
Read more.

22 May 2014

Mark Correia in Strait from the Heart

Here’s what I had not seen, until now: A young magician who’s willing to spend two weeks inside the (increasingly rank, we assume) confines of a straitjacket, in the middle of a hot Canadian summer.

But that’s what’s happening this July. His name is Mark Correia, and he’s doing it to raise money for Parkinson’s disease. Mark, who is also an actor, is a graduate of Etobicoke School of the Arts and currently enrolled at The National Theatre School of Canada. Mark is a longtime admirer of Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991 and currently supports research through his non-profit foundation.

Read more.

17 April 2014

Mark Correia: Escaping Parkinson's

From Team Fox for Parkinson's Research:
Escaping Parkinson's

This July, to raise money for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Magician Mark Correia will spend two weeks completely strapped inside a straitjacket; no tricks, no freedom, and no escape - until the very last minute. Spending the longest amount of recorded time in a straitjacket. Mark will film daily video blogs of himself attempting to go about his everyday life during the project.

Raise as much awareness, and money, for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research as possible, to help find a cure in this lifetime.

Read more and learn how you can be a part of this project.

13 May 2013

Toronto: Pub night at O'Grady's

From the Pub Night @ O'Grady's Facebook page:
Saturday, 8 June 2013

Come out for a night of live music, comedy magic, drinks & door prizes, and help send a kid to Sorcerers Safari Magic & Performance Camp! To learn more about camp visit: All proceeds go towards a camp scholarship for one lucky kid!

With performances by:
and the man who started it all:
Read more.

[via: Deborah Fallick]

See a photo of Emma, scholarship winner from Chris Westfall's Slice of Magic fundraiser, from Sorcerers Safari Twitter feed:

While you're here,  have a look at the video Justin Flom made specifically for Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp:

08 April 2012

Toronto: Best magician semifinalists

From Arthur Poon:
After the discussion between A1 Chinese Radio and the judges, these are the people who will compete in the final round (no particular order):

These talented competitors are chosen from all of the wonderful competitors in Toronto. The competition will be unquestionably enjoyable, and you should come to watch the final without any regrets.

Date: April 14, 2012
Time: Saturday night at 7:30pm
Location: Market Village at 4390 Steels Ave. East (located at Steeles and Kennedy Ave.)
Entrance fee: FREE!!!!
Please remember that Mr. Wayne Houchin ---- world class famous magician and illusionist will be performing at the competition. Make sure you and your friends & families will be at Market Village on time!