Over the past few years we've raised anti-bullying awareness through circus-based performances, book publishing, and book donations. We've donated tens of thousands of our books to schools and libraries, homeschoolers and parent centers throughout the US and Canada. Drawing from our circus shows and our published children's fantasy, FRUIT OF THE VINE, which promotes bystander intervention, our troupe has been called FACEPAINT (which stands for Fantasy and Circus Entertainers Partnering Against Intolerance). We have recently put together a Nonprofit Organization that is also called FACEPAINT, with the major endeavors of:

            1. Raising bullying awareness 
            2. Providing educational books for children, and
            3. Supporting cancer research and awareness

Our Vision: FACEPAINT will be geared toward continued support of education and anti-bullying awareness through our children's books/audiobook, videos, and donations. Personal proceeds for sales of our books through book fairs, book displays and Amazon sales (through our publisher, Waldorf Publishing) will go toward support of breast cancer awareness/research. Our nonprofit is also in the process of securing funding for a film project based on our book “FRUIT OF THE VINE.” We hope this film will provide both entertainment and bullying awareness at schools, conferences, workshops, clubs, film festivals, etc.

​​To this end we'd like to share with you our cancer memoir, "From Both Sides":

FACEPAINT'S Donation recipients for 2019- Present(so far!):

The Healing Garden ($500 donation)
The Jimmy Fund (children’s book donations)
NRDC  (campaign to save endangered species from extinction) ($15 donation)
American Cancer Society (Irene Alton, Team Irene, breast cancer) ($20 donation)

Facebook Birthday Fundraisers ($5 per fundraiser donated):
Daniel's fundraiser for Waterkeeper Alliance
Frances Paul's Birthday Fundraiser for Susan G. Komen
Christina's Birthday Fundraiser for Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
Lisa's Birthday Fundraiser for Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
Kathy – and Mary's – Birthday Fundraiser for Alzheimer's Association
Rhodella's Birthday Fundraiser for Support Connection, Inc.
Danielle’s Birthday Fundraiser for American Cancer Society
Michelle’s Birthday Fundraiser for American Cancer Society
Leona’s Birthday Fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Rosalba’s Angel on Earth 2019 Fundraiser (donated twice)
Betty’s Birthday Fundraiser for Hey UGLY, Inc
Jay’s Birthday Fundraiser for Hey UGLY, Inc
Holly Taylor Ventura’s Relay for life BREAST FRIENDS (American Cancer Society)
Harriet’s Birthday Fundraiser for Autism Speaks
Robin’s Birthday Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region
Julie’s Birthday Fundraiser for Red Panda Network
Laynie’s Relay for Life fundraiser (American Cancer Society)
Rhodella’s Birthday Fundraiser for Young Living Foundation
Kathleen’s Birthday Fundraiser for Woodstock Feral Cat Project Inc
Holly’s Birthday Fundraiser for Appalachian Rural Poverty Institute Inc
A visit in August '19 to a local library, where we had donated books several years ago...
दोनोों तरफ से लेखिका: एलेन वीसबर्ग
Below is "From Both Sides" translated into Hindi.
मुझसे कई बार यह सवाल ककया गया है कक क्या मुझे या डॉक्टरोों को पता था कक मुझे कैं सर कै से हुआ, मानो जैसे यह कोई ऐसी चीज हो कजससे मैं ज्यादा सावधानी रखकर बच सकती थी। मैं जानती हूँ यह सवाल क्योों औरकहाूँसेआताथा:लोगदूसरोोंकोऐसीतक़दीरकाकिकारहोतेहुएदेखकरडरजातेहैं,कजसके वोखुद कभी किकार हो सकते हैं।
Please visit our new website for our 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization Facepaint, Inc at:

And here is "From Both Sides" narrated in Spanish!
​(with a Spanish-translated Word file below)


Below is the English version of the memoir