The Iconic Las Vegas Great Santa Run to Support Opportunity Village Will Go Virtual for the 2020 Event

 

 

 

 

 

THE ICONIC LAS VEGAS GREAT SANTA RUN TO SUPPORT OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE WILL GO VIRTUAL FOR THE 2020 EVENT.

 

Opportunity Village has taken into consideration recommendations from the CDC, elected officials, and past participants regarding the 2020 Las Vegas Great Santa Run. The decision has been made to make the upcoming event a virtual run for the health and safety of participants.

 

The Las Vegas Great Santa Run returns for its 16th year in a brand-new format, virtual! Historically the largest single-day fundraising event for Opportunity Village, the organization and Las Vegas Great Santa Run officials took into account recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Governor , and ultimately decided a virtual race would be best for the health and safety of all involved. Mr. Claus penned an open letter to race officials, encouraging folks to stay involved with Opportunity Village and participate in their jolly race — not only to stay on his ‘nice’ list, but to also work off those impending holiday cookies. “Hard to social distance those delicious things with some cold milk,” Santa said.

 

Those interested in participating can register at www.LVSantaRun.com for just $30 beginning July 13th. Runners and walkers will receive a medal, downloadable bib, swag bag and Santa suit (while supplies last) and can complete a 5K or 1-mile course of their choosing from December 5 – 26, 2020. Registrants will have the option of picking up their packets as early as November 30th or can elect to have their packets mailed out during registration for a small fee. We encourage those participating to further support Opportunity Village by creating a fundraiser and having friends and family participate in the event with you.

 

Known as one of Las Vegas’ most jolly fun runs, the internationally recognized Las Vegas Great Santa Run raises funds and awareness for Opportunity Village’s programs and services, which provide unparalleled opportunities, enrichment and support to nearly 2,000 Southern Nevada residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Last year’s 15th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run registered 6,644 Santa participants from all across the world, including six countries and 43 states. The holiday event is one of the largest of its kind in the world. The 2020 Las Vegas Great Santa Run is presented by Circle K.

 

We will be announcing some fun contests and prizes over the next few months as we gear up for the 16th annual event. Please follow The Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay in the know. The event will be filled with interactive components that runners and walkers can participate in if they wish.

 

There will be volunteer help needed leading up to the event, to learn more about these opportunities click here.

 

Those interested in sponsoring should contact santarun@opportunityvillage.org for opportunities available.

 

About Opportunity Village

Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

 

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

 

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

 

Opportunity Village clients – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.6 million in 2018.  They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

 

Learn more about Opportunity Village.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital transformed its Heart of Fashion to a virtual experience because cancer doesn’t stop and neither will St. Jude

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital transformed its Heart of Fashion to a virtual experience because cancer doesn’t stop and neither will St. Jude

The annual St. Jude Heart of Fashion event, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, transitioned to a virtual experience on Friday, June 19, streaming live on Facebook and featured St. Jude mission moments, guest speakers, live auction and more.

Leading up to the virtual experience, local influencers, including Michael Godard, Bark-Andre Furry, Ricardo Laguna, amongst others, “walked the runway” in their homes for a virtual fashion week, encouraging their followers to become supporters of St. Jude.

The virtual experience included an exclusive fashion show by luxury retailer Chloe, remarks by Wayne Sermon, lead guitarist with the Imagine Dragons and local St. Jude patient families. The event raised over $135,000 for St. Jude, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Thanks to the generous donors who participated in this virtual event, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the doors to the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

Hearts Alive Village Pet Food Pantry

HEARTS ALIVE VILLAGE ANIMAL RESCUE
PROVIDES PET FOOD TO THE COMMUNITY

Hearts Alive Village Animal Rescue has expanded their Kendall’s Kupboard food pantry to become the Pet Food Disaster Distribution Center for the State of Nevada, thanks to food donations from GreaterGood.org and a grant for space and equipment from the Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation.

With the Las Vegas unemployment rate surpassing 33% and Nevada’s unemployment rate above 28%, many pet owners are finding it difficult to feed their pets, leading many to consider surrendering their beloved pet to the shelter. In an effort to keep pets in their original homes, Hearts Alive Village Animal Rescue provides pet food to families in Nevada struggling to feed their animals. Since its expansion, Kendall’s Kupboard has gone from feeding 200-300 pets a month, to over 915 households including 1,894 dogs and 1,021 cats.

 

In addition, the pet food bank is supplying food to fellow rescue and welfare organizations throughout the state including Path 4 Paws, Street Dogz, Southern Nevada Animal Rescue League, Vegas Pet Rescue Project, Project 4 Humanity, A Home 4 Spot, and Wend Rover Pet Connection. This equates to over 17,000 lbs. of food distributed to individuals and organizations.

 

This local distribution of pet food is part of a multi-million-dollar nationwide donation effort that GreaterGood.org is executing to help the pet communities across the U.S. impacted most by the coronavirus outbreak. “The COVID-19 pandemic is creating an unprecedented animal sheltering crisis, while also affecting pet parents,” said Liz Baker, CEO for GreaterGood.org. “It is our duty to step in and offer assistance on a national level by creating a network of relief distribution centers with our local animal shelter partners while also supporting them.”

Thanks to a grant from the Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation, in early May, Hearts Alive Village signed a 12-month lease on a warehouse to house and distribute the pet food.

 

“No pet owner should ever have to make the decision between feeding themselves and feeding their pets,” said Christy Stevens, Executive Director of Hearts Alive Village. “This distribution center allows us to be a resource for the community, ensuring that no pet is ever surrendered due to a lack of food.”

 

Individuals can enroll to receive pet food through the program at https://www.heartsalivevillage.org/kendalls-kupboard/. An appointment will be scheduled and “drive thru” distribution will protect staff, volunteers, and recipients. The website will also include information for those Individuals and businesses that would like to support the program with a food or monetary donation.

About Hearts Alive Village
Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas (HAVLV) is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to secure loving and stable homes for dogs and cats at risk of being lost in the shelter system. The multidimensional organization provides a variety of programs including; Kendall’s Kupboard a pet food pantry, Charlie Mike a program that matches veterans with support animals, and provides access to resources like training, financial assistance for veterinary costs and more, Foster & Adoption Program where strays, animals acquired from shelters, and owner surrenders are placed in foster homes until forever homes are secured, Humane Education to youth groups throughout the valley teaching responsible pet ownership, safety, and empathy, and Pet Supplies offers new and gently used pet items such as toys, beds and more. HAVLV’s headquarters is located at Hearts Alive Village Adoption Center and Pet Supplies, 1750 South Rainbow Unit #4  Las Vegas, NV.

 

About The Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation
The Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation is a private charitable foundation based in Incline Village, Nevada. The Duffields are the founders of Maddie’s Fund, a leading animal welfare foundation dedicated to revolutionizing the status and well-being of companion animals. The Duffields are long-time benefactors of companion animal causes, education initiatives, and veterans programs. They thoughtfully honor the spirit of their dog Maddie in their philanthropy pursuits to thank her for her love and companionship.

About GreaterGood.org
GreaterGood.org is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that works to improve the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. Over the last 12 years, GreaterGood.org has given over $250 million in cash and in-kind grants to over 3,000 charitable partners worldwide. To learn more, visit GreaterGood.org or follow us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

 

For more information, to make a donation, adopt a pet, or volunteer, please call 702-885-4309, visit HeartsAliveVillage.org or follow on Instagram @heartsaliveanimalrescue and Facebook at Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas.

 

B.J. Thomas, Lisa Loeb, George Thorogood, Corey Taylor, Gavin Rossdale, Don Felder & More join ‘Rock For Relief’ Virtual Benefit Concert July 3rd

B.J. THOMAS, LISA LOEB, GEORGE THOROGOOD, COREY TAYLOR ALONGSIDE GAVIN ROSSDALE, MYLES KENNEDY/ALTER BRIDGE, LZZY HALE & JOE HOTTINGER/HALESTORM, DON FELDER (A FORMER LEAD GUITARIST OF THE EAGLES), FILTER, CHRIS ROBERTSON/BLACK STONE CHERRY, BRANDON SALLER/ATREYU + MORE TO PERFORM DURING “ROCK FOR RELIEF” VIRTUAL BENEFIT CONCERT JULY 3 AT 8 PM & 11 PM (ET)

EVENT TO SUPPORT FEEDING AMERICA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
HOSTED BY LOU BRUTUS AND RIKI RACHTMAN
+ TALENT INTERVIEWS BY ALICE COOPER & JOE SATRIANI

APPEARANCES BY PETER FRAMPTON AND ADAM GONTIER/SAINT ANSONIA

 

B.J. Thomas, Lisa Loeb, George Thorogood, Corey Taylor alongside Gavin Rossdale, Don Felder (a former lead guitarist of the Eagles), Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge),Lzzy Hale & Joe Hottinger (Halestorm), Jesse Hasek (10 Years), Filter, The Dead Daisies, Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry), Starset, Brandon Saller (Atreyu), Ricky Byrd, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, Joe Grushecky, Kathy Sledge, Bones Owens, Danielia Cotton, Matt Bigland (Dinosaur Pile-Up) and more set to perform during United Stations Media Networks and Storic Media Podcast Network present “Rock For Relief” benefit concert supporting Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund on July 3 at 8pm ET and again at 11pm ET broadcasted here.

United Stations Media and Storic Media are teaming up with Feeding America to raise awareness and donations for families in local communities across the nation. The “Rock For Relief” benefit show will be hosted by Lou Brutus and Riki Rachtman and talent interviews conducted by Alice Cooper and Joe Satriani with appearances by Peter Frampton and Adam Gontier of Saint Ansonia.

Feeding America estimates that an additional 17.1 million people could be food insecure in 2020 as a result of this crisis – for a total of 54.3 million people, or 1 in every 6 people. This is a 46% increase over the 37.2 million people who were food insecure prior to the COVID-19 crisis. “Many people are struggling with hunger during this unprecedented time, including children, families and seniors. Feeding America member food banks are on the ground helping to address the increased need in their communities,” said Dan Nisbet, Vice President of Development at Feeding America. “We are so grateful for United Stations Media Networks and the talent involved in the ‘Rock for Relief’ benefit concert, which will raise funds to provide meals to people who need them most.”

“We are so pleased to put on “Rock For Relief” in order to give back to our fellow Americans during such a tumultuous time,” said Kristin Verbitsky, Director of Storic. “I want to thank the incredible talent who graciously donated their time to make this happen. I know that music lovers are missing live concerts, myself included, and I’m hoping we can fill that void just a little bit this July 4th weekend and raise funds for Feeding America.”

About United Stations Media Networks & Storic Media Podcast Network:
USMN is the country’s largest privately held full-service audio content company. It syndicates national radio shows and creates compelling multi-platform audio and video entertainment. Over the past 40+ years, USMN has produced hundreds of programs and thousands of hours of music, entertainment, and information content. Our targeted networks and podcasts have national reach, allowing us to execute powerful audio campaigns that drive exceptional brand awareness and new business for our advertising clients.

United Stations was founded in 1981 by radio pioneer Dick Clark and his partner Nick Verbitsky, a veteran radio executive and former COO of Mutual Radio. USMN is headquartered in New York City, with regional offices in Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Nashville.

Started in March 2020, The Storic Media Podcast Network is a podcast production and advertising company within United Stations Media Networks. It offers a wide-range of podcast subjects including originals, narrative, crime, thriller, lifestyle, fan-casts, comedy, comedy-thriller, mystery, drama, music, and children’s content. For the latest on Storic, please visit: Website | Instagram | YouTube |

About Feeding America:
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry.

Rampart Casino/JW Marriott Become First Property to Host Blood Drive Since Early March with Holiday Weekend Drive!

 

 

 

 

JW MARRIOTT LAS VEGAS AND RAMPART CASINO CELEBRATE THE AMERICAN SPIRIT WITH A HOLIDAY BLOOD DRIVE AND BECOMES THE FIRST PROPERTY TO HOST A DRIVE SINCE EARLY MARCH

WHAT:
JW Marriott Resort Las Vegas and Rampart Casino step up and become the first casino property to host a blood drive since early March when the stay-at-home orders were initiated to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Historically, Independence Day week is the lowest week for blood donations in the summer.  Locals who are able to donate blood are urged to use the American spirit and give back to the community in this two-day, holiday blood drive.

Donors are encouraged to keep social distancing recommendations by scheduling an appointment online to reserve a spot by visiting www.bloodhero.com. Enter ‘RAMPART’ as the code and guests are able to sign up for this week’s blood drive as well as other upcoming blood drives.

Vitalant, the largest blood provider in the state of Nevada, is providing COVID-19 antibody testing with every successful donation.  Donors will receive the results within two to three weeks.  Donors that receive positive results can then choose to aid in the fight against COVID-19 by donating convalescent plasma, the only antibody treatment available for critically ill COVID-19 hospital patients.  For those who have recovered from COVID-19, Vitalant will also collect convalescent plasma donations at this blood drive.

WHEN:
Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Marquis Ballroom
JW Marriott Las Vegas / Rampart Casino
221 N. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145

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About Rampart Casino
Rampart Casino, an elegant 50,000 square foot casino, offers 1,767 slot machines, two dozen gaming tables, a 300-seat Bingo Room and a Race & Sports Book. Rampart Casino’s Rampart Rewards club program offers exclusive resort benefits and rewards based on play, such as dining, spa and golf discounts, plus complimentary room nights at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. For the latest Rampart Casino news, follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Contact the casino at 702-507-5900.

About the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa offers world-class luxury just 20 minutes northwest of the famous Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas resort is accessible to Las Vegas Speedway, TPC Las Vegas and a number of other golf courses. The JW Marriott features 548 well-appointed guest rooms and suites set amid 54 acres of lush gardens. Voted as one of the Top 5 Las Vegas Resorts by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, and recognized as a Top-Performing Business on TripAdvisor ranked in the top 10% worldwide for traveler feedback, the Las Vegas resort also includes a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, 33 meetings rooms with 100,000 square feet of flexible space, more than 10 restaurants serving American, Italian, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines and the on-site Rampart Casino. For information, visit www.marriott.com/LASJW, Stay up to date with the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Marriott and the JW Marriott system are not associated with any part of The Resort at Summerlin (the “Resort”) other than the JW Marriott Las Vegas hotel (the “Hotel”) at the Resort.  The Casino is not part of the Hotel and is not part of the JW Marriott system.

About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to sophisticated, self-assured travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand’s philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. JW hotels offer crafted experiences that bring to life the brand’s commitment to highly choreographed, anticipatory service and modern residential design, allowing guests to pursue their passions and leave even more fulfilled than when they arrived. Today there are 80 JW Marriott hotels in nearly 30 countries and territories. JW Marriott is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

About Vitalant
Vitalant (“Vye-TAL-ent”) is the nation’s largest independent nonprofit blood service provider, supplying comprehensive transfusion medicine services for nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states. Vitalant inspires local communities to serve the needs of others and transform lives through the selfless act of donating blood. Every day, almost 5,000 blood donations are needed to meet the needs of people throughout the country, and Vitalant’s 800,000 donors supply 1.8 million donations a year. In addition to blood products, Vitalant offers customers transfusion services, medical consulting, quality guidance, ongoing education, research and more. For more information and to schedule a donation, visit vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Join the conversation about impacting the lives of others on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Wells Fargo and Findlay Kia sponsor vehicle donation to Military Warriors Support Foundation for local combat-wounded veteran at Las Vegas Ballpark (July 3)

 

 

 

 

Wells Fargo and Findlay Kia sponsor vehicle donation to Military Warriors Support Foundation for local combat-wounded veteran at Las Vegas Ballpark

 

What: At Las Vegas Ballpark, Wells Fargo, in collaboration with Findlay Kia, will sponsor a vehicle donation through Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Transportation4Heroes program. Retired U.S. Army National Guard Specialist Steven Stanley, who was born and raised in Las Vegas, will be awarded a new 2020 Kia Sedona L.

When:  Friday, July 3, 2020 at Las Vegas Ballpark
10:30 am PT
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11:00 am PT – Vehicle orientation and key turnover

Why:  Wells Fargo supports Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Transportation4Heroes program, which provides payment-free vehicles and family and financial mentorship to smooth the transition from the military to civilian life. Since 2012, Wells Fargo has donated more than 400 homes, valued at over $60 million, to veterans in all 50 states, and provided more than 35 vehicles and financial mentoring, valued at over $1 million, to combat-wounded veterans and Gold Star families in collaboration with local dealerships.

Retired U.S. Army National Guard Specialist Steven Stanley joined the Army National Guard in 2006 and served as a 19 Kilo M1A1 Abrams Armor Crewmen in the Honor Platoon. In 2008, he attended the 19 Delta Cavalry Scout MOS-T School, and soon after was deployed to Afghanistan. While supporting combat operations in Afghanistan, Specialist Stanley was wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart for his wounds. After serving one tour, he continued his service in the National Guard until 2014, when he was medically retired from the military. Through his military career, Specialist Stanley was awarded the Combat Action Badge and Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, and others for his service. Today, he lives in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada with his blended family of ten.

Since 2010, Military Warriors Support Foundation has awarded nearly 900 mortgage-free homes through their Homes4WoundedHeroes & Homes4GoldStars program, and has assisted combat-wounded veterans, Gold Star Spouses, and their families in paying off over $21.4 million in debt through mentorship.

Who: Retired U.S. Army National Guard Specialist Steven Stanley
Michelle Mercado, Wells Fargo Region Bank District Manager
Genesis Eakes, Leadership4Life Program Facilitator, Military Warriors Support Foundation
Tyler Corder, Chief Financial Officer, Findlay Automotive Group
Bryon Klemaske, General Manager, Findlay Kia of Findlay Automotive Group
Chuck Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Las Vegas Aviators

Where:
Las Vegas Ballpark
1650 S Pavilion Center Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89135

Parking: South side of the Ballpark on Oval Park Drive

JDRF Takes FUN-draising Virtual with a Little Help from Their Friends

 

JDRF TO HOST VIRTUAL FUN-DRAISING VARIETY SHOW
 TOGETHER FOR A CURE

Justin Willman, star and creator of Netflix’s Magic for Humans will be a special guest during the inaugural event on Sunday, June 28

WHO:
Gather family and friends for an afternoon of FUN-draising to support JDRF Nevada with the launch of Together for a Cure! Like many charities, JDRF’s Nevada Chapter is struggling to replace fundraising opportunities that were sidelined due to COVID-19. The team has put in place a virtual variety show featuring some of the city’s top performers and beyond.

WHAT:
In this special kick-off event, magician and comedian Justin Willman, star and creator of the hit Netflix original series Magic for Humans, will help get the party started. Willman, whose wife Jillian Sipkins lives with type 1 diabetes, was happy to support the cause.

World-renowned juggler and comedian Jeff Civillico will emcee Together for a Cure and will be featured throughout the show with special guests performing short routines sure to keep the whole family entertained!

Entertainers featured throughout include Murray the Magician, tapping twins Sean and John Scott, an aerial performance by Duo Dragonwing, and many more to be announced!

Supporters can also bid on great silent auction items beginning today (Monday, June 22) until 8 p.m. on June 28 here: www.jdrf.org/Nevada/together

Together we can keep driving impactful research forward, even during the most challenging of times, improving the lives of millions living with type 1 diabetes.

WHEN:
Sunday, June 28
3 p.m
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WHERE:
The comfort of your home via a special Zoom link!

ADMISSION:
Admission into Together for a Cure is just $50 per household and can be purchased here: www.jdrf.org/Nevada/together. Once registered, attendees will receive a unique link to access the event.

If you wish to donate, but cannot attend, you can do so here www.jdrf.org/Nevada/together.
These efforts will help our community turn type 1 into type none!

ABOUT JDRF:
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.2 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF

Vegas Baby Vodka to Co-Host “Type 1 Talk” Happy Hour with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Nevada Chapter via Zoom and Facebook Live

 

Vegas Baby Vodka to Co-Host “Type 1 Talk” Happy Hour with
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF),
Nevada Chapter via Zoom and Facebook Live

 

Vegas Baby Vodka vice president, Sam Richardson, and Ariana Frayer, creator of Cup of OJ blog and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Nevada Chapter board member, will co-host JDRF Nevada’s “Type 1 Talk” weekly meeting on Zoom and Facebook Live at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1.

 

JDRF is a nonprofit organization that funds type 1 diabetes research and provides a broad array of community and activist services to the T1D population. Richardson and Frayer will co-host the virtual happy hour to connect with the JDRF community and Nevadans, sharing tips for making easy, low-carbohydrate recipes. The duo plans to create the Low Carb Lavender Lemonade, incorporating ingredients many people have at home. The recipe is as follows:

 

Low Carb Lavender Lemonade:
1.5 oz. Vegas Baby Vodka
2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
2 oz. Stevia Simple Syrup
3 – 4 Dashes of Lavender Bitters
Lemon slice for garnish
Lavender sprig for garnish

 

Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Garnish with lemon slice and lavender sprig.

 

Vegas Baby Vodka is available for purchase at Albertons and Vons locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley, as well as via delivery from Lee’s Discount Liquor and Total Wine & More. Made with fresh Rocky Mountain water and non-GMO, gluten-free corn by Dry Hills Distillery in Montana, Vegas Baby Vodka is distilled using a column still and filtered through a charcoal filter for an ultra-smooth finish. An interactive map of retailers and more information can be found at www.vegasbabyspirits.com, as well as on Instagram at @VegasBabyVodka. Vegas Baby Vodka was recently certifed as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) business, a prestigious classification supporting female business owners and entrpreneurs everywhere.

 

 

 

About Vegas Baby Spirits
Vegas Baby Spirits was founded in 2019 by Vegas locals, Jennifer Higgins and Megan Wilkes, who sought to capture the excitement of Las Vegas through Vegas Baby Vodka. Higgins and Wilkes turned their love of cosmopolitan cocktails into a brand sweeping the Las Vegas Strip and beyond. Vegas Baby Vodka is available in nearly 100 locations throughout Las Vegas, including Lee’s Discount Liquor, Total Wine & More, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International properties and Stations Casinos properties. Vegas Baby Vodka is made and distilled at Dry Hills Distillery in Montana, with Rocky Mountain water and non-GMO, gluten-free corn, and is distilled using a column still and filtered through a charcoal filter to guarantee an ultra-smooth finish with 40 percent alcohol by volume. More information can be found by visiting the company’s website, Facebook or Instagram.

 

Findlay Automotive Group Supports Las Vegas Natural History Museum

 

Findlay Automotive Group Supports Las Vegas Natural History Museum

 

Findlay Automotive group became a T. rex Museum Partner at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, donating $10,000 to support education and the 100+ animals who call the Museum home.

“We’re very pleased to support the Las Vegas Natural History Museum,” said Tyler Corder, Chief Financial Officer of Findlay Automotive Group, “The museum is a great family destination and is a hidden gem in Las Vegas. Our goal is to increase awareness of the great things happening at the museum and to encourage local residents to visit.”

Tyler Corder, Chief Financial Officer for Findlay Automotive Group, presents Marilyn Gillespie, Executive Director of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, with a check for $10,000 alongside Roqui Theus, Host/Reporter for KLAS “Las Vegas Now”.

In March, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum began offering live, virtual “Critter Connections” and increased its virtual education content. On June 1, the Museum reopened to the public, and visitors are able to see some of its residents and learn about the amazing biodiversity of the world.

“Tyler and the Findlay team have been great advocates for families and education in Southern Nevada for a number of years. We were are very thankful for their increased support of the Museum and the work we do in our community,” said Marilyn Gillespie, Museum Founder and Executive Director.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is open daily, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. and tickets are available online or upon entry.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non-profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present. Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures. The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is also a state and federal collections repository for paleontological and archaeological materials collected on both public lands and from the private sector. The Museum’s repository is home to hundreds of thousands of artifacts and fossils from southern Nevada.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is accredited with the American Alliance of Museums. Please visit www.lvnhm.org, follow on Facebook at Las Vegas Natural History Museum; and @LVHNMuseum on Twitter and Instagram. For additional information, please call (702) 384-3466.

Findlay Automotive Group was founded in Las Vegas in 1961 and has grown to 32 dealerships in 6 western states. One of Findlay’s core philosophies is to be involved in the local community. Findlay is a long-time supporter of many local events and non-profit organizations.

St. Jude Heart of Fashion transforms to a virtual experience because cancer doesn’t stop

 

St. Jude Heart of Fashion transforms to a virtual experience because cancer doesn’t stop

With donor support, neither will St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

The annual St. Jude Heart of Fashion event, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, has transitioned to a virtual experience, streaming live on Friday, June 19. The online streaming event will feature St. Jude mission moments, guest speakers, live auction and more.

 

Social distancing is not a new concept for the patients and families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, giving us the opportunity to truly empathize with their norm of isolation and uncertainty. Thanks to generous donors, St. Jude remains ever committed to the promise made to the tens of thousands of families who depend on St. Jude – no matter what else the world is facing.

 

The evening, hosted by Heather Mills of KSNV News 3, will feature St. Jude mission moments, both silent and live auctions, as well as an exclusive fashion show by luxury retailer Chloe. Wayne Sermon, lead guitarist with the Imagine Dragons will be the featured speaker and Rick Shadyac, CEO of ALSAC, will be sharing a special message with attendees. The event supports St. Jude, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

 

Thanks to generous donors who participate in events like this, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the doors to the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

 

Supporters may tune in to the virtual event at no cost but there is also a VIP ticket available for $50, which includes a St. Jude Mission Box filled with a variety of items to amplify their virtual event experience. Supporters also have the option to become a Partner In Hope by pledging just $20 a month to help kids at St. Jude fight cancer. For more information on sponsorship, to make a donation or become a Partner In Hope, visit stjude.org/lvfashion or contact Erica.Thompson@stjude.org.

 

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org,  liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on TwitterInstagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

 

HELP of Southern Nevada to Host Virtual Raffle on Monday, June 8

 

HELP of Southern Nevada to Host Virtual Raffle on Monday, June 8

 

During a time of uncertainty, HELP of Southern Nevada is reminding locals that caring, giving and HELPing is not canceled. On Monday, June 8 the non-profit organization will host their first-ever virtual GIVE-PLAY-WIN raffle live on Facebook and Instagram at 12:30 p.m. Single tickets are available for $5 or participants can purchase bundles, five tickets for $20 or 25 tickets for $100. All proceeds made that day will directly benefit HELP of Southern Nevada’s programs and services.

 

Prizes include a $500 gift card to Anne Fontaine, an autographed Vegas Golden Knights Alex Tuch jersey, a pair of Tom Ford women’s sunglasses, a Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon zipline tour for two, a Westgate Resort staycation package and more.

 

Those interested in participating in the virtual charitable event can purchase tickets HERE through Sunday, June 7. Participants are required to be Las Vegas residents to take part. Tune-in on June 8 and take part with the hashtag #CareGiveHELP on Facebook @helpsonv and Instagram @helpsonv.

 

About HELP of Southern Nevada:

Celebrating 50 years in the Las Vegas Valley in 2020, HELP of Southern Nevada provides assistance to low-income families, homeless teens and adults and other individuals, to help them reach self-sufficiency through direct services, trainings and referrals. HELP operates 10 departments, consists of 157 employees and serves tens of thousands of unduplicated clients each year. Programs available include Behavioral Health Services, Coordinated Entry Community Matchers, Crisis Teams, Emergency Resources Services, Framing Hope Warehouse, Holiday Assistance, Homeless Services, Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Weatherization and Work Opportunities Readiness Center. For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702.369.4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org. Follow HELP of Southern Nevada on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

St. Jude Heart of Fashion transforms to a virtual experience because cancer doesn’t stop – With donor support, neither will St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Heart of Fashion transforms to a virtual experience because cancer doesn’t stop

With donor support, neither will St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

The annual St. Jude Heart of Fashion event, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, has transitioned to a virtual experience, streaming live on Friday, June 19. The online streaming event will feature St. Jude mission moments, guest speakers, live auction and more.

 

Social distancing is not a new concept for the patients and families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, giving us the opportunity to truly empathize with their norm of isolation and uncertainty. Thanks to generous donors, St. Jude remains ever committed to the promise made to the tens of thousands of families who depend on St. Jude – no matter what else the world is facing.

 

The evening, will feature St. Jude mission moments, both silent and live auctions, as well as an exclusive fashion show by luxury retailer Chloe. Wayne Sermon, lead guitarist with the Imagine Dragons will be the featured speaker and Rick Shadyac, CEO of ALSAC, will be sharing a special message with attendees. The event supports St. Jude, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

 

Thanks to generous donors who participate in events like this, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the doors to the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

 

Supporters may tune in to the virtual event at no cost but there is also a VIP ticket available for $50, which includes a St. Jude Mission Box filled with a variety of items to amplify their virtual event experience. Supporters also have the option to become a Partner In Hope by pledging just $20 a month to help kids at St. Jude fight cancer. For more information on sponsorship, to make a donation or become a Partner In Hope, visit stjude.org/lvfashion or contact Erica.Thompson@stjude.org.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on TwitterInstagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

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CRISS ANGEL AND HIS CHILDREN’S CHARITY PROVIDE SUPPORT TO MORE THAN 100 FAMILIES AT CURE 4 THE KIDS FOUNDATION

 

CRISS ANGEL AND HIS CHILDREN’S CHARITY PROVIDE
SUPPORT TO MORE THAN 100
FAMILIES AT CURE 4 THE KIDS FOUNDATION
The Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation, The CORE Group,
Caesars Entertainment, BASE Entertainment and Woodland Scenics combined for more than $250,000 in donations to families in need

Credit: Criss Angel Studios

 

More than 100 families being treated at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Nevada’s only pediatric cancer treatment center, received a Las Vegas-sized donation of hope, love and sustenance, thanks to the extreme generosity of world-renowned magician Criss Angel, his Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation, The CORE Group, Caesars Entertainment, BASE Entertainment, Woodland Scenics and several others.

 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many patient families were left to manage their child’s life-saving pediatric cancer treatments while looking for affordable meal solutions. To ensure these families were nourished for the next six to eight weeks, Criss Angel, whose own child is being treated for cancer at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, generously donated $250,000 worth of food and entertainment via the Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation alongside The COREcares Foundation. Through this partnership, the teams funded essential meal kits including fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat and other essential products to 100 families impacted by pediatric cancer and COVID-19.

 

“If facing the harsh reality of your child going through a life-threatening disease wasn’t enough, it becomes even worse when faced with unemployment and the effects of COVID-19. The magic of love, positivity and hope is what I want people to remember during these hard times,” said Criss Angel.

 

The CORE Group through their COREcares Foundation, a diverse national foodservice sales agency,

assembled family food boxes to provide heathy and consistent meal options for parents with children undergoing much-needed medical treatment and are struggling to provide the basics amidst COVID-19. Volunteers from Caesars Entertainment, BASE Entertainment and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation helped facilitate the distribution of the meal kits so that all families could be served safely and efficiently.

 

Corey Collier, Market Director of The CORE Group added, “Working with Criss and The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation on this impactful donation has been extremely humbling and I’m thrilled to help families in need during these challenging times.”

 

Despite the difficult circumstances faced by patient families, all children will continue to receive the life-saving pediatric cancer treatments they need. As part of its mission, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

provides treatment to families unable to pay for treatment, and to those who are uninsured or

underinsured. No child is ever turned away from treatment for financial reasons.

 

“These food boxes are an absolute lifeline for many of our patient families who are in crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Annette Logan-Parker, president & CEO, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.

“Because of the generosity of Criss Angel and partnering companies, our patient families do not need to worry about their next meal for weeks, nor worry how they will pay for it. This is such an incredible gift and I want to offer my sincere thanks to all those involved in making this possible,” said Logan-Parker.

 

Not only did families receive vital food boxes, but Caesars Entertainment, Criss Angel and BASE Entertainment also generously donated 1,000 free show tickets to future performances of MINDFREAK at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to families and frontline workers at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and Summerlin Hospital.

 

“Providing show tickets to the well-deserving families and employees at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and Summerlin Hospital is a small token of our appreciation for the incredible service they provide to our community, and we look forward to entertaining them in the near future,” said Jason Gastwirth, President of Entertainment at Caesars Entertainment.  “We appreciate everyone’s hard work during this unprecedented crisis and we wanted to lift spirits through the gift of live entertainment,” further explained Mark Maluso, Chief Operating Officer at BASE Entertainment.

 

Adding to the long list of impressive donations, Woodland Scenics the world’s leading designer in model scenery,  handcrafted  a 4×8, custom-built, large-scale model railroad display, assembled by Criss Angel Studios, to be permanently installed in the upcoming weeks inside the clinic’s lobby for children to enjoy during medical appointments. Storied model train manufacturer, Wm. K. Walthers, was proud to complete the layout by providing two trains as well as the equipment necessary for their operation. The elaborate display was inspired by a similar design built for Angel’s son, Johnny Crisstopher.

 

“It was our great pleasure to donate this kit in collaboration with Criss Angel Studios, Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation and The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.  Modeling is a special escape for many people, and it is our goal that this hobby be available to everyone. We hope parents and children alike take respite and enjoy every detail of the peaceful miniature land of Grand Valley,” said Dwayne Fulton, CEO of Woodland Scenics.

 

Criss Angel is a proud supporter of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation as his young son Johnny Crisstopher has spent many hours in the clinic where he continues to receive treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Angel also graciously sponsored a themed patient exam room at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation for patients to enjoy during their clinic visits and now the Woodland Scenics model set will be a welcomed addition to the lobby.

 

The community is invited to support the Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation and its mission to provide funds for research, treatment and ultimately a cure for pediatric cancer. Donations can be made at CrissAngelHelp.com.

Bank of Nevada Announces $415,000 Donation to Support Nevada Communities Impacted by COVID-19

 

Bank of Nevada Announces $415,000 Donation to Support Nevada Communities Impacted by COVID-19

Part of $2 Million Contribution from Parent Company Western Alliance Bank

 Bank of Nevada today announced it is committing more than $415,000 to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on local communities across Nevada and strengthen those communities as they work to emerge from the crisis.

Contributions in southern Nevada will help address shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders, acquire additional COVID-19 tests and testing equipment, address food insecurity, invest in technology to aid online learning, help businesses avoid layoffs, and provide assistance to some of the most vulnerable in the communities Bank of Nevada serves.

These funds are part of an overall contribution of $2 million from Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL), the Phoenix-based parent company of Bank of Nevada, for community needs in Nevada, Arizona and California. The $415,000 donation encompasses all support given to organizations within the State of Nevada on behalf of Bank of Nevada and First Independent Bank.

“We are proud to help our community respond to the many challenges caused by COVID-19, and Bank of Nevada wants to make a difference in meeting immediate needs, as well as offering longer-term support for organizations that help strengthen our workforce, provide affordable housing and create economic resilience,” said John Guedry, Division CEO, Bank of Nevada.

In southern Nevada, funded organizations include:

  • The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, supported by the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force in partnership with Nevada Community Foundation. Funding will assist first responders and healthcare providers in support of Nevada’s response, relief and recovery efforts with additional focus on Nevada’s skilled nursing, assisted living and senior housing facilities.
  • Workforce Connections – Layoff Aversion Pilot, an initiative, to reimburse small businesses in southern Nevada for a portion of employee wages.
  • United Way of Southern Nevada, particularly its support for families and individuals dealing with food insecurity.
  • The Public Education Foundation, supporting purchases for online learning devices to benefit students of The Clark County School District, as well as assist in providing training for educators in digital instruction.
  • Delivering with Dignity, a program of the Moonridge Foundation, providing restaurant meals delivered by volunteers to home-bound seniors. This donation is made in memory of Fred Meier who recently passed, and is the father of Moonridge Foundation CEO Julie Murray.

“Our communities face unprecedented health and economic challenges from the coronavirus,” said Kenneth Vecchione, President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Alliance Bank. “We are a people-first organization, and that we are able to help others – from firefighters and front-line healthcare workers to small businesses and hungry families who need support right now – is meaningful to all of us.”

The bank’s $2 million commitment also supports longer-term efforts to strengthen communities and create resilience for low- and moderate-income families, including programs to prevent homelessness, provide continuum of care, and bolster affordable housing and economic development.

“It means a great deal to us that Bank of Nevada sees the work United Way of Southern Nevada is doing and the value we are providing to our community and trusts us to distribute these funds to those who are most in need,” said Kyle B. Rahn, President & CEO, United Way of Southern Nevada. “We are honored to have their support of our Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund to help Southern Nevada’s most vulnerable residents.”

“The Public Education Foundation is proud to partner with Bank of Nevada to equip our students with the essential technology they need for distance learning while schools are closed,” said Judi Steele, Chief Executive Officer of The Public Education Foundation. “We applaud Bank of Nevada for its continued commitment to Nevada’s non-profit organizations in supporting children and families.”

 

About Bank of Nevada

Bank of Nevada, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their  ambitions. Founded in 1994, Bank of Nevada offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With 10 offices in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Mesquite, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for southern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. In a first among Nevada financial institutions, Bank of Nevada in 2018 earned the Community Commitment Award for Financial Education from the American Bankers Association Foundation for its work with Title I schools through the Green Our Planet organization. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for five consecutive years, 2016-2020, and was named #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks for 2019 by S&P Global Market Intelligence. For more information, visit bankofnevada.com.

CARROLL SHELBY FOUNDATION LAUNCHES PROGRAM TO BENEFIT CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE FUND FOR NURSES

CARROLL SHELBY FOUNDATION LAUNCHES PROGRAM
TO BENEFIT CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE FUND FOR NURSES

  • Carroll Shelby Foundation and Carroll Shelby’s Store create program to support nurses on the front lines battling COVID-19
  • A portion of the proceeds from the limited edition t-shirt and decal to benefit the Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses
  • “We are Strong Together” celebrates courage and resiliency

The Carroll Shelby Foundation has launched an initiative through Carroll Shelby’s Store to raise money for nurses on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. A portion of the proceeds from the Shelby “We are Strong Together” t-shirt and decal will go to the Carroll Shelby Foundation to benefit the Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses. Founded by the American Nurses Association, this program provides direct financial assistance to nurses who contract the virus.

“Throughout his life, Carroll Shelby appreciated the many nurses who helped him recover from the injuries he endured as a driver and from two major organ transplants,” said Neil Cummings, Co-President of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “He credited much of his resiliency to their care. Today, nurses are giving the same great care to those battling COVID-19. So the Carroll Shelby Foundation and Carroll Shelby’s Store joined forces to benefit a fund that will support them.”

This Shelby “We are Strong Together” cotton charcoal heather t-shirt and decal proudly display the American flag, an outline of this great nation with the Shelby logo. The graphic symbolizes that like Carroll Shelby, the community can overcome the current health crisis by working together.

The American Nurses Association is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. Founded in 1896, and with members in all 50 states and U.S. territories, ANA is the strongest voice for the profession.

“The ANA is a wonderful organization dedicated to helping nurses reach their full potential,” said Aaron Shelby, Co-President of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “They created a Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses to enable the public to provide care for nurses. This national effort was kicked off with a grant from Johnson & Johnson and is now giving Shelby enthusiasts a way to help through this fund. In honor of Carroll, let’s rally around these heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle.”

The national fund will address the emerging needs of nurses and focus on:

 

  • Providing direct financial assistance to nurses
  • Supporting the mental health of nurses today and in the future
  • Ensuring nurses everywhere have access to the latest science-based information to protect themselves, prevent infection and care for those in need
  • Driving the national advocacy focused on nurses and patients

Sales of the exclusive shirt and decal will continue until the limited edition items are sold out. These items can be purchased by clicking here.

 

About The Carroll Shelby Foundation
The Carroll Shelby Foundation was created by legendary racer and automotive manufacturer Carroll Shelby. Headquartered in Gardena, Calif., the Foundation is dedicated to providing medical assistance for those in need, including children, educational opportunities for young people through automotive and other training programs and benefitting the Shelby Automotive Museum. For more information visit http://www.shelby.com

About Shelby Las Vegas

Call to ensure open at this time due to current Las Vegas situations.

The Shelby Heritage Center – Established in 2013, Shelby Heritage Center is home to over 30 Shelby vehicles and tells the story of Carroll Shelby along with the company he started in 1962. The Heritage Center is constantly revising its vehicle inventory and placement to keep things fresh. Free tours are offered daily. The 15,000 square foot Heritage Center sits adjacent to the 150,000square-foot production facility.

The Shelby Heritage Center is absolutely FREE and open to the public 7 days a week! We offer free tours on weekdays twice a day and a single tour on Saturdays. Self guided tours are welcome any time!

The Heritage Center isn’t just about seeing vintage Shelby vehicles. Adjacent to the Heritage Center is the Carroll Shelby Store which offers apparel, collectibles and other gifts to actual Shelby Performance Parts for the late model Mustangs. Everything Shelby can be found here.

Planning a hi-octane event? Big or small, the 15,000 square foot facility can be transformed to host your next event.

Click HERE to learn more!

 

 

Pampas Las Vegas at Miracle Mile Shops Gives Back to First Responders

 

This week, Pampas Las Vegas at Miracle Mile Shops donated meals to first responders throughout Las Vegas including Fire Station 32, Fire Station 18, Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Central Command, and Harmon Hospital as a thank you for their service to our community during this time. Pampas Las Vegas is open for catering and carry-out at Miracle Mile Shops. To place an order, call 702-737-4748.

 

CRISS ANGEL PLEDGES $1,000 FOR EACH RAIDERS DRAFT PICK, MATCHING GM MIKE MAYOCK’S DONATION TO CORONAVIRUS RELIEF

 

CRISS ANGEL PLEDGES $1,000 FOR EACH RAIDERS DRAFT PICK, MATCHING GM MIKE MAYOCK’S DONATION TO CORONAVIRUS RELIEF

The Mindfreak will donate to the Clark County Delivering with Dignity program

 

With the start of the NFL Draft amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Criss Angel has pledged to match Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock’s donation of $1,000 for each NFL Draft pick the team makes for the upcoming season, to COVID-19 related community assistance. Following the three-day event, the illusionist’s charitable donation will be made to the Clark County “Delivering with Dignity” program, assisting those who are financially unable to meet their food needs during these unprecedented times.

“Las Vegas has been deeply impacted by the Coronavirus and its effects on the economy, so it’s important we stand together as a community and help those in need during this time of uncertainty,” said Criss. “I was so inspired by Mike Mayock’s generous donation and I’m humbled to join the Raiders in their mission to aid Coronavirus relief.”

The Clark County Delivering with Dignity program, helmed by Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick and community partners, is an emergency response system to provide meals to Clark County’s most vulnerable residents. Nonprofit agencies are identifying clients who most need the program and are at the highest risk for being exposed to COVID-19 if they leave their homes, following the CDC guidelines.

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Kirvin Doak Communications
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About Criss Angel

For more than a decade, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet.  From his role as star, creator, executive producer and director of Criss Angel MINDFREAK on A&E, to countless critically acclaimed television specials, best-selling books, top-grossing retail products, sold-out touring shows and more, Criss is the most influential and imitated magician of the modern era.

 

His acclaimed series MINDFREAK on A&E is the most successful magic show in television history, resulting in more hours of magic during prime time than any magic show ever. His decade-long live show residency at Luxor Las Vegas was hailed as the “#1 Best-selling Magic Show in Las Vegas” (Extra) and generated $150 million in revenue in 2010 as reported by Newsweek (more than any other magician ever).

 

Angel is also the most watched magician in television and internet history, a YouTube sensation. His “Walk on Water” clip has generated over 60 million views alone, and all of his clips combined have generated more than 500 million views. Criss has the largest social media following of any illusionist, with almost 7 million followers.

 

In 2017, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Criss with the 2,615th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was dedicated at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard next to the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and across the street from the star of Houdini.

 

Criss has been named “Magician of the Year” an unprecedented six times, was the youngest magician inducted into the International Magicians Society Hall of Fame, was named the first recipient of “Magician of the Decade,” as well as “Magician of the Century” and “Innovator of the Decade.”  Most recently, Angel was given the highest honor in the magical arts – the Lifetime Achievement Award from the largest and most prestigious magic organization in the world (the nearly one hundred-year-old International Brotherhood of Magicians).  It has only been given five times in the IBM’s history, and Criss is the youngest artist ever to receive it and the only magician performing today that has been presented with this award. Angel is also the recipient of the “The Greatest of All Time” award, presented by VANISH Magazine (the world’s largest magic publication).

 

For more information, visit CrissAngel.com or follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @CrissAngel.

Golden Entertainment Inc.’s Arizona Charlie’s and Aquarius Casino Resort Donate Perishable Items to Food for Families

 

Golden Entertainment Inc.’s Arizona Charlie’s and Aquarius Casino Resort
Donate Perishable Items to Food for Families

 

Golden Entertainment Inc.’s Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, Arizona Charlie’s Boulder in Las Vegas and Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin donated perishable food items to the Food for Families food bank in Bullhead City, Arizona. The donated items, which included dairy products, eggs, cheese and potatoes, will help families in need.

 

Food for Families distributes more than 1.7 million pounds of food each year to hundreds of families in need, as well as supplies 30 other charitable organizations in Arizona, California and Nevada.

 

About Golden Entertainment, Inc.

Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates Golden Gaming, PT’s Entertainment Group and Golden Route Operations. Golden Gaming’s assets include 10 resort-casinos, including The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder in Las Vegas; Aquarius Casino Resort, Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino Resort and Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada.; Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone, Maryland; Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino, Gold Town Casino and Lakeside Casino & RV Park in Pahrump, Nevada. PT’s Entertainment Group is Nevada’s largest tavern operator with 66 taverns, including PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Company, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar. Golden Route Operations, one of the largest distributed gaming operations in the nation, operates more than 10,500 gaming devices in more than 1,000 locations across Nevada and Montana. The company operates more than 16,200 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,168 hotel rooms, and provides jobs for approximately 7,000 employees. Golden Entertainment’s signature rewards program, True Rewards, offers players the opportunity to earn and spend rewards at 130+ locations. More information is available on the company’s website: http://www.goldenent.com/.