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9/26/14

EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL AND GENISYS CREDIT UNION ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO “DON’T BE A MONSTER”

Although celebratory in nature, the fifth anniversary season of Evil Dead: The Musical at the City Theatre also serves to bring attention to the issue of bullying. Together with Genisys Credit Union, Evil Dead The:Musical is helping to spread the message of anti-bullying in support of the Don’t Be A Monster program. 

Evil Dead: The Musical fans have the opportunity to donate five dollars to Don’t Be a Monster by purchasing tickets online through www.OlympiaEntertainment.com/EvilDead_DontBeAMonster using promo code GENYSIS or by showing their Eurbus Haunted Attraction ticket stub at the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices; limit 8 tickets per purchase now  throughSaturday, October 15

Evil Dead: The Musical is playing from October 1-25 at the City Theatre. Based on Sam Raimi’s 80’s cult classic films, Evil Dead: The Musical brings to life the familiar story of a boy and his friends who go on a weekend getaway to an abandoned cabin and then things go terribly awry.

Don’t Be a Monster is an anti-bullying program that began in 2012 and is a joint effort between haunted houses and non-profit organizations around the country. Erebus, a four-story haunted attraction in Pontiac, is a proud participant in the program as anti-bullying efforts are close to the heart of Ed Terebus, co-owner of Erebus. 

The program seeks to educate youth about bullying, diversity and inclusiveness while empowering them to stand up for their peers and make positive choices for themselves. The national program will visit local middle schools in southeast Michigan in October during National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. The presentations include games and discussion.

“Studies show that 28 percent of students in grades 6-12 experience bullying and that 70.6 percent of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools,” said Jackie Buchanan, President and CEO at Genisys Credit Union. “We care about the youth in our community and want to help them understand how name calling, teasing, spreading rumors, leaving people out and other actions can hurt people. We are pleased to support the efforts of Don’t Be a Monster.”

Genisys Credit Union members who use the promo code GCU at www.hauntedpontiac.com for advance weekday tickets to Erebus will receive $3 off their ticket and $5 will go to the anti-bullying program.

To donate to Don’t Be a Monster directly, visit www.hauntedpontiac.com and click on the tickets link or call Erebus at (248) 332-7884

For more information on the Don’t Be a Monster campaign, visit http://dontbeamonster.org/