Seeking to raise money for MS research, 16 graduates from the Clown Conservatory have unveiled its naked clown calendar, which features the jolly jokesters posing in nothing but their birthday suits. The proceeds from the calendar benefit the Judy Finelli Fund, which supports research and advocacy for cures and treatment of MS. : NakedClownCalendar.
They started talking about what they could do together and the idea of a clown calendar came up. Next thing they knew, someone suggested doing it in the buff. In she was diagnosed with MS. Today she is quadriplegic.
Sales of the calendar will help raise money for the Judy Finelli Fund, a non-profit organization set up through the Circus Center. The fund works with the MS Foundation of Florida to do advocacy and research.
It also will provide scholarships to people with MS who want to do circus arts. The photography was done by art student Gabriela Alonso in a studio and, secretly, in public places. LaRena R. A helper stood guard with bathrobes while Iocco and Jones posed in a grove of trees, a guitar and ukulele positioned just right.
Photographer Alonso would steal as many shots as she could until the helper warned that someone was coming. Reach writer Laura Casey at or e-mail lcasey bayareanewsgroup.
Where to buy: www. Clowns take it all off — except the nose —for Naked Clown Calendar.
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