Third Annual Construction vs. Cancer Event to benefit American Cancer Society, Feb. 29

Third Annual Construction vs. Cancer Event to benefit American Cancer Society, Feb. 29 

Monies Raised to Support Pediatric Cancer Research and Patient Navigator at the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada

Southern Nevada’s leading construction companies will hold the 3rd Annual Construction vs. Cancer Event on February 29, 2020 on the grounds of the Silverton Casino. Created for pediatric cancer patients and their supporters, the event gives Las Vegas children an exclusive opportunity to operate heavy machinery, including backhoes, diggers, and excavators (with supervision). More than 2,500 big and little construction “operators” are expected to attend this unique fundraiser for The American Cancer Society.

Current sponsors of the event include Martin-Harris Construction, NDL Group Inc., Nevada DOT, Lochsa Engineering and the Cure 4 the Kids Foundation. A website supporting sponsorship opportunities, volunteerism, and related needs will be available at www.constructionvscancer.org. A portion of the funds from the Construction vs. Cancer event provide funding for pediatric cancer research and for a Patient Navigator at the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada. Since 2018, over 200 children and caregivers have met with the Patient Navigator for a Complete Care Plan Review and evaluation of educational needs.

“Everyone in Southern Nevada is affected by Cancer. Now is the time for the Construction Industry to step up and do our part to fight this devastating disease.,” said Guy Martin, President of Martin Harris Construction. “The Associates of Martin Harris Construction invite our Industry Partners and Peers to step up and really make a difference in the fight against this disease during the 2020 Construction vs Cancer event.”

Construction vs. Cancer provides a festive, fair-like atmosphere for all attendees. Sponsors and attendees will be “hard hats” for the day, helping operate heavy construction equipment at this family event. The 2020 event will feature a Scaffolding Lookout Tower, numerous Kid Zone Activities and live entertainment on the Main Stage. Last year’s hit children’s swag bags generously provided by Las Vegas’ Re-Bath will also be returning, as well as visits and exhibits by local first responders.

General admission for the event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 29th, at Silverton Casino, 3333 Blue Diamond Road in Las Vegas. Early Access Passes that include an event t-shirt are available online for $10 each for the 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. hour, extending the fun and eliminating long lines for equipment. For more information, please contact Christina Cappello at Christina.Cappello@cancer.org, or by calling 702.891.9018.

About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 27 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

❤ Support Heart Kids with Steps at Children’s Heart Foundation’s 17th Annual Walk with the Heart of a Child ❤

 

Children’s Heart Foundation Steps It Up for 2020 with New Location and New Date for 17th Annual
Walk with the Heart of a Child
Springs Preserve to Host Annual Walk to Benefit Heart Kids in Southern Nevada on March 21

Children’s Heart Foundation hits 2020 with a stride, gearing up for big moves for the 17th Annual Walk with the Heart of a Child.  For 2020, the annual family walk moves to historic Springs Preserve, giving walkers a true outdoor space to lace up their sneakers, get those steps in and support the one in 100 (or 40,000) children in the United States who are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) each year.  These 40,000 annual cases make congenital heart defects the leading cause of illness and death in the first year of life. Aiming to raise both awareness and much need funding to fight what can be a deadly pediatric disease, Children’s Heart Foundation invites all Las Vegans to participate in the 17th Annual Walk with the Heart of a Child on Saturday, March 21, 2020.  This annual fun walk through Springs Preserve (333 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas) allows participants to walk in celebration or in remembrance of the young lives affected by congenital heart defects throughout the Las Vegas community.

The morning of fun and awareness kicks off at 7 a.m. with registration, check-in, Kids Zone and vendor booths, followed by the opening ceremonies at 8 a.m.  The Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by individual and team awards.  All Children’s Heart Foundation supporters and walkers can stay at Springs Preserve once the walk is complete for a day of free family fun including “Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show” at 11 a.m. in the Big Springs Amphitheater and general admission to Springs Preserve (does not include special events, Butterfly Habitat or train rides). Online registration is available at www.chfn.org/walk. Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for active-duty military, students, seniors and virtual walkers (those who cannot attend the event or physically participate). Individuals who raise $100 or more will receive an event t-shirt with additional prizes including baseball hat ($250 level), Bluetooth speaker ($500 level), YETI tumbler ($750 level) or Bluetooth wireless headphones ($1000 level).  Children’s Heart Foundation welcomes First Foundation Bank as a Heart of Gold sponsor for 2020.  Additional sponsorships and vendor booths are available for Walk with the Heart of a Child.

Research, education and family assistance are at the heart of Children’s Heart Foundation’s mission.  In the United States, CHD is 60 times more prevalent than childhood cancer, and nearly twice as many children die each year as die from all forms of childhood cancers combined. Research, still grossly underfunded in the field of pediatric cardiology, is the greatest hope for children living with a CHD a chance to live long, healthy lives due to medical and surgical advances and expert care. It is the hope this annual event continues to improve the level of care provided to those impacted by CHD.

About Children’s Heart Foundation
Founded in 2001, the Children’s Heart Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of children with heart conditions through empowering families through emotional, educational and financial support leading to a higher quality of life.  Children’s Heart Foundation has for main goals: to lend support to families as they deal with the emotional and financial toll exacted by a child’s heart condition, to provide a medically-supervised camp experience for children with heart conditions, to educate healthcare professionals and the general public on pediatric cardiology issues; and to support research in the area of pediatric cardiology.  For more information regarding Children’s Heart Foundation, please call (702) 967-3522, visit www.chfn.org, “like” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChildrensHeartFoundation or follow @HeartKidsNV on Instagram or Twitter.

MGM Resorts International and Nevada Public Radio Members Team Up to Provide Nearly 105,000 Meals to Three Square Food Bank

MGM Resorts International and Nevada Public Radio Members Team Up to Provide Nearly 105,000 Meals to Three Square Food Bank

A collaboration between Three Square Food Bank, MGM Resorts International (MGM Resorts) and Nevada Public Radio results in 104,305 meals donated to people in Southern Nevada who are food insecure. According to Feeding America, currently one in eight Nevadans is affected by hunger.

During Nevada Public Radio’s 2019 fall membership campaign, new and renewing members had an option to donate meals to Three Square in lieu of receiving traditional thank you gifts, with MGM Resorts wholly covering the value of the donated meals. Upon completion of the campaign, 104,305 meals were provided by MGM Resorts to Three Square–Southern Nevada’s only food bank, which provides food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark counties.

“We were proud to be involved in this year’s Nevada Public Radio fall membership campaign to help combat food insecurity in the Las Vegas community,” said Jyoti Chopra, Chief Diversity and Sustainability Officer, MGM Resorts International. “For more than 20 years MGM Resorts has partnered with nonprofit organizations, providing resources and services to those in need. As we look ahead to the new year, let us continue to join forces through public-private partnerships and extend our reach and impact to serve more people in need in Nevada.”

“Every year, our neighbor organizations in Southern Nevada show their true colors with generosity and compassion,” said Brian Burton, president and CEO of Three Square. “MGM Resorts and Nevada Public Radio members opened their hearts to the families that we feed, and we are honored and grateful for their kindness and contribution to the fight against food insecurity in our community.”

About Three Square Food Bank
Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, nonprofit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively work together to serve those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 41 million meals – the equivalent of more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of community partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter (@threesquarelv).

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 30 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company recently acquired the operations of Empire City Casino in New York and MGM Northfield Park. In 2018, MGM Resorts opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The 82,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.

Three Square Food Bank’s Call Center Offers Hope to Food Insecure Seniors This Holiday Season

Three Square Food Bank’s Call Center Offers Hope to Food Insecure Seniors This Holiday Season   
Hotline helps connect seniors with food assistance and resources

The holiday season is in full swing, but it’s not always joyful for the estimated 24,000 seniors in Southern Nevada who are food insecure. Three Square Food Bank encourages those 60 years of age and older who need assistance to call 702-765-4030 Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., where they will speak with a caring Advocate to determine which program, service or resource is best for them.

“The issue of hunger and isolation among seniors is a very real problem,” said Lisa Segler, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Three Square. “In a recent survey of food insecure seniors in our community, more than 30 percent reported having depression and nearly 48 percent reported experiencing loneliness. Through our Senior Hunger Programs we want to reach those folks who may be struggling and show them that they are not alone.”

Those who reach out to Three Square’s Call Center can be connected with a number of options that are available through the nonprofit’s Senior Hunger Programs and community partners, including:

Golden Groceries
With the help of Three Square’s community partners, Golden Groceries provides delicious, healthy and supplemental groceries at no cost to food insecure seniors. The program restores choice and dignity to seniors by enabling them to choose from an available inventory as well as the amount and type of food that meet their specific nutritional needs. Groceries, including lean proteins, whole grains and fresh produce, are available.

Golden Groceries locations can be found at multiple places across Southern Nevada and have special days and times dedicated to seniors to ensure they have a pleasant experience and avoid long lines.

More than 7,000 seniors access Golden Groceries in the valley, which includes rural communities.

Community Meal Programs
In addition to Golden Groceries, Three Square can provide information about community meal programs for seniors across the valley, including weekly dinner sites at the local VFW Post 10047 and lunch sites at New Beginnings Ministries.

In addition to providing healthy, hot meals, community meals provide opportunities for fellowship with friends, games and access to other community resources. These types of connections may be even more meaningful to seniors during the holidays, and this is a great way the community can pull together to take care of one another.

For more information about the finding the nearest Golden Groceries location or additional resources, please call 702-765-4030.

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About Three Square Food Bank
Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, nonprofit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively work together to serve those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 41 million meals – the equivalent of more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of community partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter (@threesquarelv).

LEE CANYON SKI AREA ANNOUNCES DATE FOR OFFICIAL HILLSIDE LODGE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

 

LEE CANYON SKI AREA ANNOUNCES DATE FOR OFFICIAL HILLSIDE LODGE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION 


Lee Canyon is Now Open, Announces Weekend-Long Community Celebration Jan. 10 – 12  

                    Friday, Jan. 10   Hillside Lodge Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

                                   Saturday, Jan. 11      5th Annual Chris Ruby Cup

                  Sunday, Jan. 12       Live Music on the Hillside Lodge Deck 

 

On the heels of a spectacular season opener weekend Dec. 14-15, Lee Canyon, Las Vegas’ year-round backyard escape and a part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle portfolio, announces it will host a weekend-long, open-to-the-public Grand Opening celebration from Jan. 10 – 12 to mark the most significant transformation of Lee Canyon in the resort’s history. The new, 10,000-square-foot Hillside Lodge is a two-story building with a modern feel that elevates the guest experience with its indoor and outdoor spaces and sweeping views of Lee Canyon.

 

The January 2020 weekend-long Grand Opening celebration kicks off with the Hillside Lodge Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at 10 a.m. Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown and Get Outdoors Nevada Executive Director Mauricia Baca, who also leads the Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition, will be among the morning’s speakers. Commissioner Brown will designate Jan. 10 as Hillside Lodge Day. Other political dignitaries and community leaders will be in attendance. Following the ceremony, light refreshments showcasing Hillside Lodge’s food and beverage options will be served inside Hillside Lodge and music on the deck.

 

“We are excited to celebrate the Hillside Lodge with the community and believe the lodge will cement Lee Canyon as the perfect jumping-off spot for Las Vegas’ fast-growing population and their passion for the great outdoors,” says Dan Hooper, Lee Canyon’s general manager. “Hillside Lodge means Lee Canyon can provide more one-of-a-kind experiences for individuals and groups in both summer and winter.”

 

Hillside Lodge boasts outdoor heated terrace and patio dining experiences, a ski-in, ski-out bar for Vegas’ best après, a bistro with reimagined food and beverage options, and expanded restroom facilities. Expanding Lee Canyon’s offerings, Hillside Lodge includes event space for meetings, special events, and weddings. Its design allows guests to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Spring Mountains, a perfect backdrop for any occasion.

 

On Saturday, grand opening festivities featuring live music and the fifth annual Chris Ruby Cup, Saturday, Jan. 11. The fun, all-ages race is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is a benefit for Nevada Donor Network (NDN). Registration is $20; all proceeds go to Nevada Donor Network. Consistent with Lee Canyon’s corporate responsibility commitment to Play Forever, Lee Canyon will cover registration fees for registered organ donors, and people can register to become a donor at the event.

 

The event celebrates the life of Chris Ruby, a 20-year-old Las Vegas resident, and snowboarder who passed away in 2014. A registered organ donor, Ruby’s donated organs and tissues have saved the lives of over 90 patients. The event has helped add more than 5,000 registered organ and tissue donors to NDN, a nonprofit that coordinates, recovers, and allocates lifesaving organs and tissues for Nevada transplant patients.

 

The Grand Opening finale on Sunday, Jan. 12, will feature live music on the deck of Hillside Lodge from noon to 3 p.m.

 

Lee Canyon anticipates its winter season will run through March 2020, weather permitting. Guests planning to visit Lee Canyon are encouraged to purchase tickets online for the best discounts and to avoid sold-out dates. For more information on the Hillside Lodge Grand Opening Celebration and other resort offerings and prices, visit www.leecanyonlv.com

 

As one of POWDR’s 11 mountain resort destinations, Lee Canyon aims to offer guests memorable experiences that integrate entertainment with adventure.

About Lee Canyon

Lee Canyon is located approximately one hour from downtown Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Established in 1963, Lee Canyon offers guests 195 acres of terrain, 27 trails accessed via three chairlifts, 250 acres of hike-to terrain, and a lift-served tubing hill. Averaging more than 161 inches of snowfall annually, Lee Canyon offers ski and snowboard coaching, terrain parks, and lodge amenities such as dining and retail, as well as a host of summer activities. For more information, please visit www.leecanyonlv.com and follow Lee Canyon on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Lee Canyon is part of POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company. 

 

The Juice Standard Donates $2000 of Toys for Bikes for the Chet Buchanan KLUC Toy Drive

The Juice Standard Spreads Holiday Cheer with $2000 of Toys, Bikes and Gifts for the 21st Annual 98.5 KLUC Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive

December 13, 2019 – Las Vegas  Nev. – The Juice Standard donated $2000.00 worth of assorted toys and bikes for children living in southern Nevada for the 21st Annual 98.5 KLUC Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive. Prior to delivering the abundance of gifts, team members from the Juice Standard shopped together at Target for a variety of girls and boy themed presents.

“Its our favorite tradition.  Never lose your childish enthusiasm! We haven’t! Yesterday, we filled our hearts with love while filling our carts with toys at Target for the Chet Buchanan’s Show 98.5 KLUC Toy drive,” says Marcella Williams, Co-Founder of The Juice Standard.
 

Through an array of innovative, flavorful smoothie blends combined with a few drops of pizzazz, the Juice Standard has been setting the standard for healthy convenience in Las Vegas since its opening in March 2014. With several Las Vegas valley locations, the juice company is a favorite for locals looking for organic, raw pressed juices, biome bowls, salads, wraps and healthy snacks.

The 21st Annual 98.5 KLUC Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive runs this year until 10a.m. on December 16. Donations are accepted 24 hours a day at the local headquarters of NV Energy location at 6226 West Sahara, as well as at various other locations in Southern Nevada. Each year, the toy drive collects thousands of bikes, dozens of trucks full of toys and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and gift cards. KLUC partners with local nonprofit HELP of Southern Nevada to coordinate and distribute the donations. Last year, nearly 90 charities and the people they serve benefited from the toy drive. For more information on the toy drive, visit https://kluc.radio.com/blogs/the-chet-buchanan-show/2019-toy-drive-faq.

About The Juice Standard
The Juice Standard, Las Vegas’ first organic, raw juicery, is located at 4555 S. Fort Apache Rd, 2530 Saint Rose Parkway, 1870 Festival Plaza Drive (inside Trufusion in Downtown Summerlin) and inside the Cosmopolitan hotel on the second level near MomoFuku and is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m with extended hours inside the strip location. TJS offers a variety of cold-pressed juices in 16-ounce glass Singletons, as well as a juice fast, super-food smoothies and espresso, salads, wraps and healthy snacks. For more information visit The Juice Standard’s website at www.juicestandard.com. Become a fan on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheJuiceStandard and on Instagram at http://instagram.com/thejuicestandard

UNLV ATHLETICS TO TAKE PART IN SECOND ANNUAL #REBELSGIVE FUNDRAISING DRIVE

UNLV ATHLETICS TO TAKE PART IN SECOND ANNUAL #REBELSGIVE FUNDRAISING DRIVE

University-wide fundraising challenge scheduled for Nov. 7-8 encourages community to get involved and support high-impact campus programs, such as UNLV Athletics
UNLV Athletics is inviting the community to make an impact and donate during the university’s Second Annual #RebelsGive fundraising drive, November 7th and 8th.
 
#RebelsGive is a key part of UNLV Athletics’ Drive for 5 Membership Campaign, in which the Rebel Athletic Fund is working to double its membership base to 5,000-plus donors and grow annual philanthropic revenue. The university-wide fundraising drive is scheduled to take place over a 1,957-minute span, commemorating the year of UNLV’s founding (1957).
 
Gifts made to UNLV Athletics during #RebelsGive directly support student-athlete scholarships and positively impact the department’s efforts to graduate leaders, win championships and excel in all that we do.
 
“Because of the leadership, vision and generosity provided by several of our valued donors, we are confident that we will meet and exceed our goal during Rebels Give,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “With excellence and impact in mind, we are inviting our supporters to consider making an additional gift to UNLV Athletics during this year’s challenge.
 
“It is an important initiative and will help provide our student-athletes with the opportunity to continue having success in the classroom, in competition and in the community. The support has a direct impact on the lives of our student-athletes and on UNLV winning championships.”
 
To donate, get involved and watch the numbers grow throughout the challenge period, click the #RebelsGive website.

LA STREGA TRATTORIA HOST WHITE TRUFFLE DINNER TO BENEFIT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL® – NEVADA

CASA ITALIANA DI LAS VEGAS & LA STREGA TRATTORIA HOST WHITE TRUFFLE DINNER TO BENEFIT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL® – NEVADA

 Casa Italiana di Las Vegas, a local non-profit organization and Las Strega Trattoria will host a White Truffle Dinner at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019, at La Strega, 3555 S. Town Center Dr. Ste., 105, Las Vegas, NV 89135

The evening will include a four-course truffle dinner and wine pairing. The dinner will be followed by “Hopeful Notes”, movie premier. A film that takes an in-depth approach on the lives of children affected by cancer presented by Italian film director and producer Valerio Zanoli on Friday, November 15th at 6pm at the Windmill Library. The highlight of the day will include an award ceremony to recognize and honor 7 St. Jude Community donors; Mark Lindsey, Cliff & Darlene Miller, Kari & Trent Scarlett and Kevin & Diana Lucero.

All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the mission of St. Jude; Finding cures. Saving children.® Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80 percent today.

Community partners and sponsors include; Johnsons Brothers of Nevada, Management & Media Group, LLC, Urbani Truffles and Valerio Zanoli

“We are honored to collaborate with a fellow non-profit Casa Italiana di Las Vegas to bring awareness to childhood cancer. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, so doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children”, said, Erica Thompson, Development Specialist, St. Jude.

To purchase tickets to the dinner or RSVP for the movie premier, please visit https://italiano.vegas/event/white-truffle-night-fundraiser-2/ or call 725-999-2458 to

ABOUT LA STREGA TRATTORIA:
La Strega is Las Vegas’ premiere Italian eatery nestled in the affluent community of Summerlin where Executive Chef Partner Gina Marinelli ignites an authentic Italian cultural rejuvenation by inspiring exploration of the traditions of flavorful, fresh and innovative Italian cuisine with her modern, farm-to-table regionally-based dishes. For more information, call 702-722-2099 or visit lastregalv.com. Follow La Strega on social: Instagram/Facebook/Twitter.

ABOUT CASA ITALIANA DI LAS VEGAS:
The Italian Cultural Center, Casa Italiana di Las Vegas, is a non-profit organization whose objective is to bring together Italophiles to learn more about Italian language and culture. CILV’s mission is the promotion and diffusion of traditional and contemporary Italian culture in all its varied forms through educational programs, events and courses. To fulfill this vision and mission, CILV relies on the support of individuals and businesses that share the same values and commitment.

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Returns to TPC Summerlin, Oct. 5 – 11, 2020

 

 

 

 

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN RETURNS TO TPC SUMMERLIN, OCT. 5 – 11, 2020

 

The 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open brings the FedExCup to TPC Summerlin as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 38th consecutive year in this weeklong charitable tournament. Defending champion, Kevin Na will be one of the many top golfers in the world that will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children® from Oct. 5 – 11 at TPC Summerlin.  For more information, please visit www.shrinershospitalsopen.com.

 

Follow the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Keep Memory Alive to Honor Neil Diamond at Power of Love Gala March 7, 2020

Keep Memory Alive to Honor Neil Diamond at 24th Annual

Power of Love® Gala, March 7, 2020

Las Vegas event shines spotlight on Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
and raises funds for the fight against brain diseases. Tickets on sale now.

 

Keep Memory Alive will honor legendary singer-songwriter and musician Neil Diamond at the 24th annual Power of Love® gala on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Tickets are on sale now at keepmemoryalive.org/power-of-love-2020.

 

Diamond, who announced his retirement from touring in 2018 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, will appear at the highly anticipated evening benefitting Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The Power of Love® gala generates the majority of annual funding for the services, care and resources the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides to patients and their caregivers in the fight against neurocognitive diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple system atrophy, multiple sclerosis and more.

 

The celebration of Diamond’s career will include performances from an impressive list of contemporary artists to be announced at a later date. The evening will also feature exquisite cuisine from celebrity chefs, exciting live and silent auctions with one-of-a-kind products and experiences up for bid, and the presentation of the Keep Memory Alive Caregiver Hero Award.

 

“We’re honored to have the legendary Neil Diamond join us to celebrate his remarkable and wildly successful career and to bring awareness to the devastating diseases the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health researches and treats, including Parkinson’s,” said Keep Memory Alive Vice-Chairwoman and Co-Founder Camille Ruvo. “Nearly one million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s and the funds raised at the Power of Love® gala are critical in allowing us to provide these patients and those living with other neurological disorders with top-level care and their families with valuable caregiving resources.”

Throughout his illustrious and wide-ranging musical career as a singer, songwriter and performer, Diamond has had 38 Top 40 singles and sold over 130 million records worldwide. Perhaps best known for “Sweet Caroline,” his number one singles include: “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Longfellow Serenade,” “I’ve Been This Way Before,” “If You Know What I Mean,” “America,” “Yesterday’s Songs,” and “Heartlight.” Diamond’s extensive list of achievements includes induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he recently received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

For more Power of Love updates, upcoming announcements or additional information, visit keepmemoryalive.org or follow on Instagram @keepmemoryalive, Twitter @keepmemoryalive and facebook.com/keepmemoryalive.

Photographer: Denise Truscello.

About Keep Memory Alive:
Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas. For additional information, call (702) 263-9797 or visit keepmemoryalive.org.

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning mild cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset. Patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. For more information, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

Once Upon an Escape Offers Halloween Specials, Events and Charitable Promotions

Once Upon an Escape Offers Halloween Specials, Events and Charitable Promotions 
Fairy Tale Themed Escape Rooms benefit American Cancer Society Nevada, For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Once Upon an Escape, an immersive, enchanting experience, announces the grand opening of its fairytale-themed escape rooms this August. Players have 60 minutes to decipher clues, solve riddles and escape before the clock runs out in four adventurous rooms:  Neverland, Once Upon A Time, 7 Dwarfs & Arabian Nights, plus a five-minute power room, Rumplestiltskin

 

In the month of October, Once Upon An Escape, is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as well as Halloween with ticket specials, when purchased online. Every time a guest enters the code ‘CURE2019’ at checkout; $2 off of every full price ticket purchased will go to the local American Cancer Society Nevada to help fight breast cancer.

 

Once Upon an Escape is also hosting the annual Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch Children’s Costume Contest, located next to Boca Park, on October 19 at 7:30pm. The first 15 children who enter will get free admission to the patch, as well as the winners in the scariest, cutest and creative costume categories will receive free passes to the fairy tale themed escape rooms. Additionally, room tickets from dates, October 25 – 31, will be discounted $3 when escape enthusiasts use the code ‘HALLOWEENMAGIC’ at the online checkout.

 

Aimed for adult fun, the rooms are age appropriate for ages 14+ (children are welcome with adult supervision) and ideal for both beginner and skilled escape enthusiasts.  The physically and mentally challenging rooms “lock” guests in a heavily themed room and the guests will use elements of the room to complete specified tasks within a set time limit.

The escape rooms were designed, built and are owned by the newlywed couple, often referred to as the “Charming Family,” Justice Carey and Kendra Daniels, reigning Miss Fabulous Las Vegas and popular Las Vegas vocalist.

“I have always loved fairytales, and my husband and I are escape-room enthusiasts, so it is exciting to pair the two, and see our project come to life!” says Kendra Daniels, founder of Once Upon an Escape. “My family and I are excited to introduce this fairytale-themed escape room experience to the community!

 

Each private room is suitable for 2-6 players, is priced at $37/person, and features discounts for locals and military. In addition to the adventurous rooms, Rumplestiltskin is a power room in which you have 5 minutes, 5 clues and is only $5 per person.

Once Upon an Escape is also a fun, creative way to integrate corporate team building, as it enhances problem-solving skills, increases communication, and motivates team members. Escape rooms can help foster respectful dialogue, a creative exchange of ideas, and encourage active listening.


The five themed fairy tale escape rooms include:


Neverland:
With a dash of pixie dust, soar through the London sky! Sneak up on Captain Hook’s ship and venture into the seemingly enchanting world of Neverland. But once there, you’ll need to save Wendy from the Lost Boys’ unruly grip! The clock is ticking. Outwit the crocodile and make your escape from the place where you never have to grow up!

Once Upon a Time:
It seems as though Rumplestiltskin has stolen the fairytale artifacts. You must recover the artifacts and place them on the correct pedestals-if you are to escape the room in time. But beware-things are not always as they appear!

7 Dwarfs: The fairest one is in dire need! You must help the Seven Dwarfs undo the evil and bring back to life the fairest in the land! But be quick, before she’s gone forever!
Arabian Nights: In a far-off land, buried deep within a cave, lies a magic lamp capable of granting your every desire. But be warned! Once you have entered, attempting to leave without the lamp will result in your demise! Do you have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of the King of Thieves? Find the magic lamp and make your escape in time!

Rumplestiltskin:
Five Dollars-Five Minutes-Five Clues! Can you handle the POWER Room? Rumplestiltskin is his name. The mystery at hand is his game. Solve the clues within for your enchanted life to begin! Will you escape in time or end up entrapped by his rhyme?

The End.

Once Upon an Escape is located centrally in Las Vegas at 5067 Arville Street, Las Vegas, NV 89118. For more information, visit the website at: http://www.onceuponanescape.com and email at onceuponanescape@hotmail.com. To reserve a room, book birthday parties or corporate outings, call 702.331.0335. Open daily 11am – 11pm. Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/onceuponanescape and Instagram at www.instagram.com/onceuponanescape.

 

Young Frankenstein Halloween Costume Ball

 

Tickets Now on Sale for Young Frankenstein Halloween Costume Ball to Benefit Keep Memory Alive


What:
Puttin’ on the Ritz -Young Frankenstein Halloween Costume Ball

When:
Thursday, Oct. 31
8 p.m. to midnight

Where:
Keep Memory Alive Event Center
888 W. Bonneville Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106

Details:
A salute to one of the funniest movies of all time, Keep Memory Alive’s Puttin’ on the Ritz – A Young  Frankenstein Halloween Costume Ball, will be a night of fun and fright.  On Thursday, Oct. 31 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center, guests will enjoy live entertainment, surprise appearances, a variety of fiendishly delicious food, wickedly wonderful wines, a beer garden and other “treat-mendous” specialty cocktails. Costumes are highly encouraged and the best costume of the night will win a grand prize. At midnight, the event center’s exterior
lights will change from orange to purple in honor of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in November. Masks are not permitted.

Tickets can be purchased at keepmemoryalive.org/halloween for $125 per person. Proceeds benefit Keep Memory Alive and its mission to raise awareness and funds for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health for enhanced treatments and services for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders.

 

 

 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Employees Volunteer at HELP of Southern Nevada for its Corporate Giving Event

 

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! EMPLOYEES VOLUNTEER AT HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA FOR ITS CORPORATE GIVING EVENT

Photo Credit: Amit Dadlaney, Christies Photographic

 

On Monday, Oct. 7, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! visited HELP of Southern Nevada to volunteer on-site for its 2019 corporate giving event. All 103 of the company’s volunteers were tasked with various projects to benefit four significant programs at HELP of Southern Nevada.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! donated a total of $25,000 to HELP of Southern Nevada, as well as the gift of their time, to benefit the following four programs within the organization: Baby First Services, Framing Hope Warehouse, “Living Beyond” Maternal Group Home and Shannon West Homeless Youth Center.

HELP’s employees excitedly welcomed the volunteers upon arrival while President and CEO of HELP, Fuilala Riley, directed the crowd into four groups. Each group was divided up to aid in four different facets of the non-profit’s services.

Volunteers helped package 30,000 diapers for HELP’s Diaper Bank and its Baby First Services, programs within the Emergency Resource Services Department. These programs assist pregnant and parenting individuals with their newborn children up to three years old.

At Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, 125 welcome bags were assembled for youths entering housing, which included undergarments, sweatpants, hygiene products and more. The welcome bags will provide residents with basic necessities they will use daily. Shannon West Homeless Youth Center provides services for at-risk youth that are homeless or may become homeless.

The Framing Hope Warehouse, a resource for local non-profits that need retail-based merchandise, was cleaned out in order to prepare for the upcoming 98.5 KLUC The Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive as part of HELP’s Holiday Assistance program.

Finally, the last group was tasked with assembling an assortment of furniture for HELP’s “Living Beyond” Maternal Group Home, for pregnant and/or parenting mothers. A large portion of the monetary donation was allocated to provide new furniture and home accessories for the Maternal Group Home, as well as various items to further improve HELP’s programs and services such as diaper donations, hygiene products and more.

Following the morning festivities, Shannon West Homeless Youth Center residents, volunteers and HELP employees joined together for lunch inside the youth center. The residents were treated to an ice cream bar and received special raffle prizes, courtesy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! staff.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Cartoonist and adventurer Robert Ripley started it all in 1918 when he drew the first Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoon. Today, Ripley’s has over 100 family-friendly attractions in 10 countries, including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, world-renowned Ripley’s Aquariums and traveling shows. In addition to its attractions, they have the popular Ripley’s Believe It or Not! television show and best-selling books. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! tells stories of people and places that are incredibly hard to believe, but undeniably true.

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About HELP of Southern Nevada:

HELP of Southern Nevada operates 10 departments, consists of 150 employees and serves tens of thousands of unduplicated clients each year. The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals. Programs available include Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Emergency Resources Services, Framing Hope Warehouse, Weatherization, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Homeless Services, and Coordinated Entry Community Matchers. 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.

 

About Ripley Entertainment:
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 14 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 10 countries each year. In addition to its 30 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Ripley’s Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books, and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in countries around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the second-largest privately held company in Canada. Learn more about Ripley’s Believe It or Not! by visiting Ripleys.com and following them on FacebookTwitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

Once Upon An Escape Offers Discounts for First Responders & Benefits American Cancer Society

Once Upon An Escape Benefits Local American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

$2 for Every 60-Minute Themed Escape Rooms Based on Favorite Fairytales Benefits Non-Profit

Once Upon an Escape, an immersive, enchanting experience, who recently opened its fairytale-themed escape rooms, is donating $2 of each room to the local American Cancer Society Nevada for breast cancer awareness month. Players have 60 minutes to decipher clues, solve riddles and escape before the clock runs out in four adventurous rooms: Neverland, Once Upon A Time, 7 Dwarfs & Arabian Nights, plus a five-minute power room, Rumplestiltskin.

Aimed for adult fun, the rooms are age appropriate for ages 14+ (children are welcome with adult supervision) and ideal for both beginner and skilled escape enthusiasts. The physically and mentally challenging rooms “lock” guests in a heavily themed room and the guests will use elements of the room to complete specified tasks within a set time limit.

The escape rooms were designed, built and are owned by the newlywed couple, often referred to as the “Charming Family,” Justice Carey and Kendra Daniels, reigning Miss Fabulous Las Vegas and popular Las Vegas vocalist.

“I have always loved fairytales, and my husband and I are escape-room enthusiasts, so it is exciting to pair the two, and see our project come to life!” says Kendra Daniels, founder of Once Upon an Escape. “My family and I are excited to introduce this fairytale-themed escape room experience to the community!”

Each private room is suitable for 2-6 players, is priced at $37/person, and features discounts for locals and military. In addition to the adventurous rooms, Rumplestiltskin is a power room in which you have 5 minutes, 5 clues and is only $5 per person.

Once Upon an Escape is also a fun, creative way to integrate corporate team building, as it enhances problem-solving skills, increases communication, and motivates team members. Escape rooms can help foster respectful dialogue, a creative exchange of ideas, and encourage active listening.

The five themed fairy tale escape rooms include:

Neverland: With a dash of pixie dust, soar through the London sky! Sneak up on Captain Hook’s ship and venture into the seemingly enchanting world of Neverland. But once there, you’ll need to save Wendy from the Lost Boys’ unruly grip! The clock is ticking. Outwit the crocodile and make your escape from the place where you never have to grow up!

Once Upon a Time: It seems as though Rumplestiltskin has stolen the fairytale artifacts. You must recover the artifacts and place them on the correct pedestals-if you are to escape the room in time. But beware-things are not always as they appear!

7 Dwarfs: The fairest one is in dire need! You must help the Seven Dwarfs undo the evil and bring back to life the fairest in the land! But be quick, before she’s gone forever!

Arabian Nights: In a far-off land, buried deep within a cave, lies a magic lamp capable of granting your every desire. But be warned! Once you have entered, attempting to leave without the lamp will result in your demise! Do you have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of the King of Thieves? Find the magic lamp and make your escape in time!

Rumplestiltskin: Five Dollars-Five Minutes-Five Clues! Can you handle the POWER Room? Rumplestiltskin is his name. The mystery at hand is his game. Solve the clues within for your enchanted life to begin! Will you escape in time or end up entrapped by his rhyme?
The End.

About Once Upon An Escape

Once Upon an Escape is located centrally in Las Vegas at 5067 Arville Street, Las Vegas, NV 89118. For more information, visit the website at: http://www.onceuponanescape.com and email at onceuponanescape@hotmail.com. To reserve a room, book birthday parties or corporate outings, call 702.331.0335. Open daily 11am – 11pm. Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/onceuponanescape and Instagram at www.instagram.com/onceuponanescape.

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum Announces Goettl Air Conditioning as Presenting Sponsor for Magic of DISCOVERY Homecoming Celebration Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum Announces Goettl Air Conditioning as Presenting Sponsor for Magic of DISCOVERY Homecoming Celebration Event

 

Additional sponsors include Las Vegas’s Caesars Entertainment, NV Energy, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Southwest Gas, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Wells Fargo Foundation and more

Today, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum announced Goettl Air Conditioning will be the Press Box presenting sponsor for the museum’s annual fundraising event, Magic of DISCOVERY, which will transform the state-of-the-art Children’s Museum into a Homecoming Celebration featuring live entertainment, delicious bites, a silent auction, luxury raffle and more on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m.

 

In support of the event theme, guests are encouraged to come dressed showing their team or museum spirit. The Homecoming Celebration will feature a cocktail reception, strolling dinner and live entertainment that will be provided by rising country music singer and participant on season six of NBC’s “The Voice,” Cali Tucker (view YouTube here), Thurman White Academy’s “Big Steps” acapella group, Gibson Middle School’s Drum Line and C.T. Sewell Elementary School’s “Sparklers” Show Squad.

 

The Magic of DISCOVERY has garnered tremendous sponsorship support from a variety of local businesses throughout the Las Vegas Valley. This year’s 2019 sponsors include:

 

Press Box Presenting Sponsor

  • Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing

 

End Zone Sponsors

  • End Zone Sponsors:
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • DCM Better Half Armchair Quarterbacks
  • Las Vegas Sands Corporation
  • MOSER architecture studio
  • NV Energy
  • Southwest Gas
  • Wynn Las Vegas

 

Touchdown Sponsors

  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • Jerry’s Nugget Casino
  • Klai Juba Wald Architecture + Interiors
  • Marnell Companies
  • Pat Skorkowsky
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Station Casinos
  • Treasure Island
  • Wells Fargo Foundation

 

Field Goal Sponsors

  • Cornerstone Company
  • Dedee Nave
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
  • Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP
  • Nevada State Bank

 

Tailgate Sponsors

  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • KTNV ABC 13

 

Throughout the night, guests can participate in a silent auction and luxury raffle filled with unforgettable items and experiences including show tickets, elegant dining experiences, exciting entertainment and more. The luxury raffle item will include a private, in-home dining and mixology experience for six people with Chef Brian Howard of Sparrow + Wolf and Tony Aboud-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist, including expert event coordination services by Darby Fitzpatrick of Open Invitation.

 

To become a sponsor of the 2019 Magic of DISCOVERY Homecoming Celebration in support of strengthening the museum’s innovative educational programs and community outreach efforts, follow the link here. Please note the deadline to submit a sponsorship application is Wednesday, Oct. 9.

 

Individual tickets are available for $350 (Junior Varsity) and $500 (Varsity), in addition to sponsorship and branding opportunities. For more information visit the website here, or contact events@discoverykidslv.org.

 

About Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing

Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing, an iconic pioneer of cooled air technology established in 1939, offers the highest quality HVAC & Plumbing equipment and a full range of maintenance, repair and replacement services. Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing currently has operations in the Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and Southern California regions. Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing technicians are background-checked, drug-tested and receive continuous technical training to make them the best in the industry. Named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 listing of Fastest-Growing Private Companies, Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing does things the right way, not the easy way.

 

About DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

Established in 1984, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is the top interactive museum in the Las Vegas Valley, welcoming children and families to explore three entire floors packed with heart-pumping, brain-boosting, curiosity-satisfying fun, adventure and discovery. Having opened its doors in March 2013 as a nonprofit educational institution in Symphony Park, DISCOVERY serves as Las Vegas’ only children’s museum spanning across 26,000 square feet of interactive and educational hands-on exhibits. The 3-story museum is complete with nine exhibition galleries featuring immersive traveling exhibitions, daily programs, demonstrations and activities and collaborative cultural programming for all occasions. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum offers children the opportunity to explore their dearest curiosities while addressing the core educational areas of science and nature, art and culture and early childhood development.

 

For more information about DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, visit www.discoverykidslv.org, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

CASA ITALIANA DI LAS VEGAS & LA STREGA TRATTORIA HOST WHITE TRUFFLE DINNER TO BENEFIT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL® – NEVADA

CASA ITALIANA DI LAS VEGAS & LA STREGA TRATTORIA HOST WHITE TRUFFLE DINNER TO BENEFIT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL® – NEVADA
 Casa Italiana di Las Vegas, a local non-profit organization and Las Strega Trattoria will host a White Truffle Dinner at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019, at La Strega, 3555 S. Town Center Dr.  Ste., 105, Las Vegas, NV 89135
The evening will include a four-course truffle dinner and wine pairing. The dinner will be followed by “Hopeful Notes”, movie premier. A film that takes an in-depth approach on the lives of children affected by cancer presented by Italian film director and producer Valerio Zanoli on Friday, November 15th at 6pm at the Windmill Library. The highlight of the day will include an award ceremony to recognize and honor 7 St. Jude Community donors; Mark Lindsey, Cliff & Darlene Miller, Kari & Trent Scarlett and Kevin & Diana Lucero.
All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the mission of St. Jude; Finding cures. Saving children.® Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80 percent today.
Community partners and sponsors include; Johnsons Brothers of Nevada, Management & Media Group, LLC, Urbani Truffles and Valerio Zanoli
“We are honored to collaborate with a fellow non-profit Casa Italiana di Las Vegas to bring awareness to childhood cancer. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, so doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children”, said, Erica Thompson, Development Specialist, St. Jude.
To purchase tickets to the dinner or RSVP for the movie premier, please visit https://italiano.vegas/event/white-truffle-night-fundraiser-2/ or call 725-999-2458.
ABOUT LA STREGA TRATTORIA:
La Strega is Las Vegas’ premiere Italian eatery nestled in the affluent community of Summerlin where Executive Chef Partner Gina Marinelli ignites an authentic Italian cultural rejuvenation by inspiring exploration of the traditions of flavorful, fresh and innovative Italian cuisine with her modern, farm-to-table regionally-based dishes. For more information, call 702-722-2099 or visit lastregalv.com. Follow La Strega on social: Instagram/Facebook/Twitter.
ABOUT CASA ITALIANA DI LAS VEGAS:
The Italian Cultural Center, Casa Italiana di Las Vegas, is a non-profit organization whose objective is to bring together Italophiles to learn more about Italian language and culture. CILV’s mission is the promotion and diffusion of traditional and contemporary Italian culture in all its varied forms through educational programs, events and courses. To fulfill this vision and mission, CILV relies on the support of individuals and businesses that share the same values and commitment.

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Announces Celebrity Host and Entertainment Lineup for Denim & Diamonds Gala

 

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Announces Celebrity Host and Entertainment Lineup for Denim & Diamonds Gala, Oct. 18

 

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation is excited to announce that celebrity comedian Jeff Civillico will host the 10th annual Denim & Diamonds Gala on Friday, Oct. 18. A headliner with Caesars Entertainment for over seven years, Jeff Civillico is bringing his big personality from The Paris Hotel & Casino to the Las Vegas Ballpark field to host the glittering soiree. The Grant a Gift Autism Foundation’s cause is near and dear to Civillico’s heart as he is the Founder and Chairman of Win-Win Entertainment, a 501c3 national nonprofit that creates opportunities for professional performers to share their time and talent with children in need.

 

“Grant a Gift Autism Foundation’s mission is one I feel passionately about,” says Civillico. “I am excited and honored to host their Denim & Diamonds gala and am looking forward to helping the foundation raise the funds they need to continue to make a difference in the Las Vegas community.”

 

Joining in on the festivities is a comedy troupe whose successful sketches led them to be featured on their very on HBO series. The comedic group is set to join Civillico on the Las Vegas Ballpark field to bring the laughs while supporting a cause they feel passionately about.

 

Kicking off with a silent auction at 6 p.m., guests are invited to sip on three different specialty cocktails presented by Subway, each featured at the first, second and third base bars. Following the silent auction, Civillico will take the stage to host a riveting live auction featuring exciting packages including a six month private jet package courtesy of Cirrus Aviation, a trip to the Amalfi Coast and the chance to take home a golden doodle. A mouthwatering culinary lineup will then take center stage, pairing well with the comedic troop’s hilarious sketches. The sparkling evening will come to a bright close with a surprise pyrotechnic finale and gift bags for all attendee’s courtesy of Michel E. Minden Diamond Jewelers. Guests are invited to keep the party going at the Las Vegas Ballpark’s “Playstudios” for a lively after party inclusive of dynamic music, an energetic dance floor and craft cocktails.

 

Tickets, tables and sponsorships for the 10th annual Denim & Diamonds Gala can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/2ZkprmC.

 

About Grant a Gift Autism Foundation

The mission of Grant a Gift Autism Foundation (GGAF) is to help children, young adults and their families master autism by providing assessment and treatment funding; combined with support services, vocational training and transition planning.

We provide family-centered care through one or more of our programs and services and help prepare individuals with autism to live as independent adults with functioning roles in our community.

We act as a community safety net by filling in treatment and funding gaps not covered by state and federal resources or insurance. Our organization achieves this by collaborating with other organizations, state agencies, or providers to give children with Autism Spectrum Disorder growing up in Nevada a better quality of life and future as they transition into adults.

MAGICIAN MAT FRANCO AND SUNNY 106.5 TO HOST FOURTH ANNUAL PET SUPPLY DRIVE BENEFITTING THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION OCTOBER 7 – NOVEMBER 10, 2019

MAGICIAN MAT FRANCO AND SUNNY 106.5 TO HOST FOURTH ANNUAL PET SUPPLY DRIVE BENEFITTING THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION

 

OCTOBER 7 – NOVEMBER 10, 2019
Purchase and Donate a $10 Minimum of Wish List Items at Any Las Vegas-Area 

 

PetSmart Location and Receive One Complimentary Ticket Voucher to See 
MAT FRANCO – MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY

 

 

For the fourth year in a row, magician Mat Franco will team up with Sunny 106.5 to host a pet supply drive benefitting The Animal Foundation, Nevada’s largest open admission shelter. Visit any Las Vegas-area PetSmart location between Monday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 10 to purchase and donate a minimum of $10 worth of items from the organization’s wish list, or a PetSmart gift card of equivalent value, and receive one complimentary ticket voucher to see MAT FRANCO – MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY live onstage in the Mat Franco Theater at The LINQ Hotel + Experience.  

 

Since 2016, the annual campaign to collect supplies and monetary gifts has raised more than $16,000 in animal care supplies and monetary gifts for The Animal Foundation, and has helped care for hundreds of lost, unwanted and abandoned animals at the shelter — the largest in Nevada. The America’s Got Talent winner expanded his partnership with The Animal Foundation this year to help promote shelter pet adoptions during the busy summer season. The campaign, featuring Mat in print, outdoor, radio and television advertising, strengthened Mat’s partnership with The Animal Foundation and his commitment to helping some of our city’s most vulnerable residents, and aimed to encourage valley residents to adopt and not shop when looking for a new pet.

 

The Animal Foundation Wish List

 

  • New blankets
  • Dog and cat treats
  • Collars, harnesses, and leashes
  • Dog and cat toys
  • Canned food 
  • Milk replacement formula for puppies and kittens 
  • Nursing bottles for puppies and kittens 
  • Beds & crates of all sizes 
  • Treat-dispensing toys 
  • PetSmart gift cards

 

PetSmart has 13 convenient locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley, where purchases can be made and donated from The Animal Foundation’s wish list. One complimentary ticket voucher will be awarded per minimum donation of $10 worth of items, with a maximum of two vouchers awarded per transaction.

About MAT FRANCO – MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY
“How did he do that?” is just the tip of the iceberg. Laugh, cry and be amazed, all in one spectacular performance by the winner of America’s Got Talent,Mat Franco. Voted “Best Magic Show in Las Vegas” for two-years running by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mat Franco’s immersive live show leaves audiences awe-struck with his unique feats of illusion. America’s favorite magician is redefining the genre with his signature interactive magic as seen on TV, and never-before-seen creations. Witness it now at MAT FRANCO – MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY! For additional information on MAT FRANCO – MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY, visit MatFranco.com and connect with the show on FacebookTwitter and Instagram– @MatFrancoMagic. MAT FRANCO – MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY performs at the Mat Franco Theater inside The LINQ Hotel + Experience Friday – Tuesday at 7 p.m. with additional 9:30 p.m. performances on select days, and is DARK Wednesday and Thursday. 
 

 

About The Animal Foundation
The Animal Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals in the Las Vegas Valley. To promote the humane treatment of animals, The Animal Foundation operates one of the highest volume single-site animal shelters in America, saving more than 21,000 pets every year. Additionally, the Foundation services include adoptions; lost and found; low-cost spay and neuter, vaccinations and microchipping in addition to many other lifesaving programs. In June 2015, The Animal Foundation announced Mission: Possible 2020, its strategic initiative to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals who enter their care by the end of the year 2020. To learn more about The Animal Foundation or view adoptable pets online, visit animalfoundation.com.

 

About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for more than 500,000 shelter pets each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to nonprofits aligned with its mission under key areas of support. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting nearly $400 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a third-party organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 16 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org.

 

 
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