Blue Man Group “Lights It Up Blue” on World Autism Awareness Day by Kicking Off Yearlong Partnership With Autism Speaks

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Blue Man Group “Lights It Up Blue” on World Autism Awareness Day by Kicking Off Yearlong Partnership With Autism Speaks
Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York and Orlando Blue Man Group productions contribute minimum of $25,000 to local programs and create sensory-friendly performances

 

In honor of Autism Awareness Month (April), the world-renowned Blue Man Group unveils a yearlong partnership with Autism Speaks; the company pledges to give a $25,000 donation to the cause and will host at least one sensory-friendly show, suitable for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), in each of its markets.

 

Throughout the month of April, Blue Man Group will take collections after each performance to be donated to local Autism Speaks programs in the following cities – Boston, Chicago and New York City. In Las Vegas, where there is no local Autism Speaks chapter, monies raised will go to Grant a Gift Autism Foundation. In addition, each production will offer sensory-friendly shows on select dates throughout the year, with a percentage of proceeds benefitting the cause.

 

For the sensory-friendly shows, slight modifications will be made including reducing sound and light levels at various moments during the performance and making headphones available upon request. The Blue Men will limit the amount of “chair walking” and keep their approach to the audience more subdued. Blue Man Group will also create calming environments in each theater’s lobby for families seeking a break from the excitement.

 

“We’ve heard from many families affected by autism that their children responded to the Blue Man character in a very moving way. We don’t know the exact reason. We can only speculate that it has to do with the Blue Men communicating in their own unique way — non-verbally, through visuals, touch and sound. Their message often resonates on a deeper, more sincere level,” said Phil Stanton, Blue Man Group Co-Founder. “Once we knew that we could be helpful or provide an outlet for those affected by autism, we felt it was important to do more. With our sensory-friendly shows, we want to create a safe and welcoming environment for individuals and families affected by this disorder, in the hopes that they can have an entertaining and joyful experience together.”

 

The fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S., ASD affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys. Characteristics include social challenges, communication difficulties and repetitive behaviors. As a non-verbal, visually-stunning show, Blue Man Group serves as a great fit for all children and families.

 

The sensory-friendly performance schedule can be found at blueman.com/autismspeaks. Fans can also keep up with Blue Man Group through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or the hashtag #DareToLive.

Blue Man Group 'Lights It Up Blue' on World Autism Day by Kicking Off Yearlong Partnership with Autism Speaks

ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP
Blue Man Group is an award-winning global entertainment company best known for its creative stage productions around the world. It developed through collaboration between three close friends, Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Blue Man Group currently has ongoing theatrical productions in Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Chicago, New York and Berlin, along with a North American Tour. Along with the theatre show, Blue Man Group has toured the globe with their “Megastar World Tour,” a rock concert parody, headlined onboard the Norwegian Epic, released 5 albums, contributed to a number of film scores, performed with orchestras around the country and appeared in advertising campaigns for prominent brands.

 

About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $525 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. Each year, Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 60 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.

Holiday Makeover in Five Easy Steps

Holiday Makeover in Five Easy Steps

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The holidays are just around the corner and you have it all under control. Holiday cards –check! Holiday cuisine – check, check! Holiday décor- check, check, check! Holiday you? You forgotabout that detail, didn’t you? No worries – we have you covered. With these five makeover tips, you can be your fashionable festive self just in time for mistletoe kissing, candle lighting and ball dropping – from head to jingling toe.

HAIR:
Sometimes all that you need to lift your whole face is a new hair color, cut and the right products to maintain your ‘look dujour’. A quick fix that takes you from hum-drum to holiday hottie and who better to get advice from than Matrix Celebrity Hairstylist & Colorist and Stylist to the Stars George Papanikolas. “I usually tell women to do their color 1-2 weeks before any big social event. That way the color has a chance to settle in, and there is enough time to do any corrections if they are needed. If you have grey hair, then it should be touched up a few days before the holidays, so that there is no regrowth under the mistletoe. Using Biolage Advanced Keratindose system a few days before your soiree will help hydrate hair, and give maximum shine. The day of you will want to use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner like Volume Bloom. This offers hair maximum fullness and keeps even the tips of your hair in festive form.”

FACE:
Fresh faced and youthful ponytails were seen ALL over the runway this past Fashion Week. To achieve this look (sans the hair tie), Dr. Philip Miller of Gotham Plastic Surgery in Manhattan took the concept of a taut, smooth appearance a pony tail creates, and made it permanent with the cutting-edge procedure the Ponytail Lift. The minimally invasive procedure is virtually pain-free,takes less than an hour in the office, is performed under local anesthesia and is designed to mimic the improved appearance that comes with pulled back hair. The Ponytail Lift is quick, safe, and requires very little downtime. “We see a heightened number of consultations with females who want to erase the early signs of aging during the holiday season. Women in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and beyond are coveting that fresh face look – now we can help achieve this soft, natural appearance just in time for their bustling holiday social schedules.”

TEETH:
You can wear white after labor day, when you wear it on your teeth. Get your mouth kiss ready with a white-bright-over. A quick way to shine for the holidays is to bleach those teeth. Whether you purchase a whitening kit from your local drugstore (which can take 2-3 weeks to lift a few shades) or professional dentist whitening session (which can take just one hour for full refull results) – your teeth are your best accessory for the season – so take good care of them.

Though in-office whitening treatments can be done in just one hour, Dr. Frank DiCicco of CentralPark South Dentistry in New York City recommends planning ahead and having the treatment done way before scheduled events. “There is a chance for minor tooth and gum sensitivity directly after treatment, so I encourage my patients to have the procedure performed in advance of a major event, to avoid any ‘zingers’ hitting at the wrong time.”

BODY:
So many of us GAIN weight over the holidays…and work to lose it after the new year. Change the yo-yo cycle and start your diet now, so you have the body you covet FOR the holidays (and make a NEW resolution for 2015). With the help of a registered medical professional you can lose up to one pound a day sticking to the HCG diet.

The HCG Weight Loss program was pioneered in 1954 when British endocrinologist Dr. Simeons found that a low calorie, high protein diet combined with low-level HCG injections led to the ideal result: loss of fat, not lean tissue. The use of low levels injections of HCG stimulates the body to burn fat and effectively resets the part of the brain that controls hunger and the metabolism. “The final result,” says Margaret A. Romero NP-C, founder and owner of SleekSexyStrong.com, “is that patients successfully shed significant weight they previously were unable to lose. Women especially love this program because of its sculpting effects just in time to fit into that slinky holiday dress.”

DRESSED UP LIKE A PRESSIE:
No makeover is complete without a new holiday wardrobe to strut your ‘new self’ in. Now you can look good AND feel good by purchasing with companies that donate a percentage of profit to charity. Charity consignment boutiques, like ChristabellesCloset.com, offer deeply discounted designer deals and support philanthropic causes such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Autism Speaks and Toys for Tots – and they usually ship within one business day (which means your holiday goodies will make it to you before Santa comes down your chimney).

Check, check, check, check, CHECK! Now go have yourself a fabulous holiday season!

Miracle Mile Shops Raises Funds For Aid For AIDS Of Nevada

MIRACLE MILE SHOPS RAISES FUNDS FOR AID FOR AIDS OF NEVADA

This June, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will collect donations in its fountain for Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN). All change tossed into the popular water feature as well as the indoor rainstorm will benefit AFAN as part of the shopping center’s Caring, Giving, Changing community campaign.

Aid for AIDS of Nevada is the state’s oldest and largest AIDS service organization, providing support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. AFAN works to reduce HIV infection through prevention education to eliminate fear, prejudice and the stigma associated with the disease.

The partnership between Miracle Mile Shops and AFAN is part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, celebrating a year of change in 2012. In addition to the monthly fountain fundraisers, the Caring, Giving, Changing campaign also raises funds for other programs and organizations through community sponsorships, additional partnerships and a number of cash and in-kind donations. In previous months the center has teamed up with the Communities In Schools of Nevada (May), Autism Speaks (April), National Multiple Sclerosis Society (March), American Heart Association (February) and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (January). In 2011, Miracle Mile Shops raised a total of $100,000 for numerous local and national non-profit organizations and aims to surpass that number in 2012.

 

About AFAN
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2009 marked AFAN’s 25th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach.  As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visit www.afanlv.org.

 

Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Miracle Mile Shops:
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and three live entertainment venues.  The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show.  Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC.

 

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday.  For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Miracle Mile Shops Partners With Communities In Schools of Nevada To Support Clark County Teachers And Students












Miracle Mile Shops partners with
Communities in schools of Nevada
To support clark County teachers and students

This May, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will partner with Communities In Schools of Nevada in support of Clark County teachers and students. All month long, all change tossed into the fountain and indoor rainstorm at Miracle Mile Shops will benefit Communities In Schools of Nevada as part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing community campaign

In addition, Miracle Mile Shops will extend dining and entertainment specials to Clark County School District teachers for the entire month of May. Eleven restaurants, including PBR Rock Bar & Grill, Lobster ME and Pampas Churrascaria Brazilian Grille, will provide special offers and discounts on entrées and dining bills, while “VEGAS! The Show” and “V The Ultimate Variety Show” will offer teachers a free general admission or VIP ticket with the purchase of a second ticket.  For a complete list of offers, visit http://www.miraclemileshopslv.com/teacher_appreciation/.

To support Communities In Schools of Nevada’s mission of empowering students to stay in school so they can achieve in life, Miracle Mile Shops will welcome a group of high school students from the organization’s Fellows Program to the center for a job shadow event on Thursday, May 17. Students will be paired with Miracle Mile Shops’ management team and merchant executives to observe daily activities and learn about the business of running a major shopping center.

Communities In Schools of Nevada is the local affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization and Nevada’s most effective intervention organization. The organization’s unique model places a coordinator inside schools to assess needs and deliver necessary resources that remove barriers to success. CISN serves the most dropout prone school districts in Southern and Northeastern Nevada, supporting nearly 22,500 students over 37 sites.

The partnership between Miracle Mile Shops and Communities In Schools of Nevada is part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, celebrating a year of change in 2012. In addition to monthly fountain fundraisers, the Caring, Giving, Changing campaign raises funds for programs and organizations through community sponsorships, additional partnerships and a number of cash and in-kind donations. In previous months the center has teamed up with Autism Speaks (April), National Multiple Sclerosis Society (March), American Heart Association (February) and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (January). In 2011, Miracle Mile Shops raised a total of $100,000 for numerous local and national non-profit organizations and aims to surpass that number in 2012.

About CISN

Communities In Schools of Nevada is the local affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization and Nevada’s most effective intervention organization.  The CIS mission is to surround students with a community of support so they can succeed in school and achieve in life.  CIS of Nevada supports nearly 22,500 students over 37 school sites in Southern Nevada and Northeastern Nevada, connecting them with critical services such as medical and dental care, mental health counseling services, food, clothing, tutoring, career exploration, academic development and other programs.  CIS uniquely provides the services on campus, with a full-time Site Coordinator to advocate for at-risk students at partner comprehensive sites.  CIS connects community resources to partner schools using a research-proven model that decreases dropout and increases graduation.  Nationwide, CIS provides services in 3,400 schools in the most challenged communities, in 25 states and the District of Columbia, benefitting nearly 1.3 million young people and their families every year.  For more information, please see our website http://www.cisnevada.org.

Keep up with CIS events and news on Facebook and Twitter.

About Miracle Mile Shops:

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and three live entertainment venues.  The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show.  Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC.

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday.  For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Miracle Mile Shops Raises Funds for Autism Speaks in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIRACLE MILE SHOPS RAISES FUNDS
FOR AUTISM SPEAKS IN HONOR OF
NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will collect donations in its fountain for Autism Speaks. During the month of April, all change tossed into the popular water feature as well as the center’s indoor rainstorm will benefit  Autism Speaks as part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing community campaign.

Autism Speaks aims to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Since it was founded in February 2005, the nonprofit has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global biomedical research exploring the causes, prevention, treatment and cure for autism. The organization works to increase awareness for autism and its effects on individuals, families and society as well as bring hope to individuals dealing with the hardships of the disorder.

The partnership between Miracle Mile Shops and Autism Speaks is part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, celebrating a year of change in 2012. In addition to monthly fountain fundraisers, the Caring, Giving, Changing campaign raises funds for other programs and organizations through community sponsorships, additional partnerships and a number of cash and in-kind donations. In previous months the center has teamed up with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (March), American Heart Association (February) and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (January). In 2011, Miracle Mile Shops raised a total of $100,000 for numerous local and national non-profit organizations and aims to surpass that number in 2012.

About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Since its inception in 2005, Autism Speaks has made enormous strides, committing over $173 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. The organization is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. In addition to funding research, Autism Speaks has created resources and programs including the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, Autism Speaks’ Autism Genetic Resource Exchange and several other scientific and clinical programs. Notable awareness initiatives include the establishment of the annual United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, which Autism Speaks celebrates through its Light it Up Blue initiative. Also, Autism Speaks award-winning “Learn the Signs” campaign with the Ad Council has received over $300 million in donated media. Autism Speaks’ family resources include the Autism Video Glossary, a 100 Day Kit for newly-diagnosed families, a School Community Tool Kit, a Grandparent’s Guide to Autism, and a community grant program. Autism Speaks has played a critical role in securing federal legislation to advance the government’s response to autism, and has successfully advocated for insurance reform to cover behavioral treatments in 29 states thus far, with bills pending in an additional 10 states. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 80 cities across North America. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit www.autismspeaks.org.

About Miracle Mile Shops:
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and three live entertainment venues.  The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show.  Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC.

 

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday.  For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Miracle Mile Shops Launches 2012 Caring, Giving, Changing Campaign

 

 

Miracle Mile Shops Launches

2012 Caring, Giving, Changing Campaign

With Fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

 

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino aims to raise more than $100,000 over the course of a year during its Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, which kicks off in January with a fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The year of Caring, Giving, Changing begins on January 1 with a month-long fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All change tossed into Miracle Mile Shops’ fountain as well as the center’s indoor rainstorm will be donated to the children’s charity, which is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children at its 170 member hospitals in North America. One hundred percent of every dollar raised for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will go to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ Pediatric Care Units to help provide pediatric equipment, charity care and health education for children.

Other organizations receiving a fountain fundraiser as part of Miracle Mile Shops’ 2012 Caring, Giving, Changing campaign include American Heart Association (February), National Multiple Sclerosis Society (March), Autism Speaks (April), Communities In Schools of Nevada (May), Aid for AIDS of Nevada (June), Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas (July), Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson (August), Shriners Hospitals for Children (September), the Southern Nevada Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® (October), United Way of Southern Nevada (November) and Golden Rainbow (December).

In addition to the monthly fountain fundraisers, the Caring, Giving, Changing campaign will also raise funds for other programs and organizations through community sponsorships, additional partnerships and a number of cash and in-kind donations.

“All of the organizations Miracle Mile Shops selected for the Caring, Giving, Changing campaign make a significant impact on people’s lives,” said Angel Williams, director of community relations and business development at Miracle Mile Shops. “We hope to raise tremendous amounts of support, awareness and funds for our partners to help each of them continue doing their amazing work.”

In 2011, Miracle Mile Shops raised a total of $100,000 for numerous local and national non-profit organizations with fountain fundraisers, community partnerships and cash and in-kind donations. The retail center collected new and gently-used women’s suits and professional attire in addition to monetary donations in support of United Way of Southern Nevada’s fall suit drive. More than $1,500 was raised to help provide the American Heart Association with materials for health fairs, educational speaking opportunities and other public health promotions. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas used the funds raised in the center’s fountain to help provide local families in need with a comfortable, caring environment while local HIV / AIDS charity Golden Rainbow used the money to help provide housing and financial assistance to 22 families in the Southern Nevada area.

About Miracle Mile Shops:

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and three live entertainment venues. The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show. Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC.

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday. For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Miracle Mile Shops Hosts Suit Drive for United Way of Southern Nevada Oct. 24 – Nov. 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miracle Mile Shops Hosts suit drive For United Way of Southern Nevada Oct. 24 – Nov. 3

From Oct. 24 through Nov. 3, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino hosts a suit drive in conjunction with United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council’s 4th Annual Fall Suit Drive.

Those looking to donate new and gently-used women’s suits and professional attire can drop them off during normal operating hours to the Miracle Mile Shops customer service desk operated by Tickets & Tours. United Way of Southern Nevada will give the suits to women that need them to prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during interviews and in the workplace. All suit donors will receive a Miracle Mile Shops coupon book valued at $2,000.

In addition to the suit drive, Miracle Mile Shops will collect “the change that makes the change” during the month of November. All month, coins tossed into the fountain and indoor rainstorm will benefit United Way of Southern Nevada.

Miracle Mile Shops’ partnership with United Way of Southern Nevada is part of the center’s continued mission to support and raise awareness for nonprofit organizations. In previous months, Miracle Mile Shops has teamed up with the Southern Nevada Affiliate of Susan G. Koman for the Cure® (October 2011), Shriners Hospitals for Children (September 2011), Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson (August 2011), Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas (July 2011), Aid for Aids of Nevada (June 2011), Nevada Cancer Institute (May 2011), Autism Speaks (April 2011), National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California & Nevada Chapter (March 2011), American Heart Association (February 2011) and many more.

About Women’s Leadership Council
The Women’s Leadership Council, co-chaired by Cindy Brinker and Shelley Dubin, brings local female leaders to the front line to address the community’s most pressing needs. The Women’s Leadership Council commits an annual, individual investment of $2,500 or more to United Way of Southern Nevada. Members enjoy benefits such as participation in meaningful leadership and educational activities, hands-on volunteer involvement, executive level networking opportunities and visible recognition as a female leader and philanthropist. Since its inception in 2007, the Women’s Leadership Council membership has rapidly grown to more than 100 members.

 

About United Way of Southern Nevada
United Way collaborates with volunteers, stakeholders and community leaders to uncover key strategies designed to develop community-based solutions to our community’s most pressing health and human service issues. Beyond quick fixes, these strategies are delivering lasting solutions, aligned with benchmarks and achievement standards, to change community conditions. For more information about southern Nevada’s most pressing needs and how United Way’s Community-based Agenda is improving lives, visit uwsn.org/connected and join United Way’s social network.

Keep up with the latest United Way of Southern Nevada updates on Facebook and Twitter.

About Miracle Mile Shops:
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and three live entertainment venues.  The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the only House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show.  Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC. 

 

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday.  For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Las Vegas 2011 Walk Now For Autism Speaks Saturday, October 15, 2011

Las Vegas
Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Saturday, October 15, 2011

UNLV – Main Campus
 

Please join us in a fight to make a difference in the lives of the more than 1 million Americans living with autism today.

We are participating in Walk Now for Autism Speaks to help change the future for all those affected by autism. Autism is the second most common developmental disorder in the United States affecting one in every 110 children born today. Despite some promising discoveries, the cause of autism is unknown and a cure does not exist. Research is crucial. Every 15 minutes another child is diagnosed with autism. Not only must we find ways to improve the quality of life for children and adults with autism, but we also must fin a cure, and soon.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is our chance to make a difference in the fight against autism by raising money for autism research and heightening public awareness. Please join us in our fight as we raise money to help fund essential research. You can donate to Walk Now for Autism Speaks and/or join the team online by clicking here. Donations can also be mailed to Autism Speaks using the donation form located on this page. .

To make a donation please click here

To learn more about autism go to www.autismspeaks.org

Event Info:
Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is our single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need.
 
Event Location:
UNLV Main Campus
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154-2008
 
Event Schedule:
Registration Opens at 8:30am     10/15/2011
Registration Opens at 8:30am     10/15/2011
Walk Begins at 10:00am