Be a Superhero for Kids with Cancer – Sign Up for the Candlelighters Superhero 5K on Sept. 15


Be a Superhero for Kids Battling Cancer
Sign up to run, walk, have fun for Candlelighters Sept. 15
at Mountain’s Edge’s Exploration Park

                                   Beer Garden and carnival games added to festivities 


Grab a cape and be a superhero to support kids with cancer and the local nonprofit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada at the Superhero 5K with Chet Buchanan. The morning event and festivities are Saturday, Sept. 15 at Exploration Park in the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community in southwest Las Vegas. Now in its 30th year, the Superhero 5K race and one-mile walk has grown to be one of the nonprofit’s largest fundraisers.


There are several ways to help and get involved. In keeping with the event theme, attendees ‒ and well-behaved leashed pets ‒ are encouraged to dress up as superheroes, reflective of the courage that kids with cancer exhibit every day. Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to form a team and fundraise for prizes; challenge yourself along with several thousand other participants for the race or walk; or come and cheer on all the racers, walkers and cancer survivors. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities also are available.


New this year, the first 500 people to register will receive a free cape; carnival games will be added in the Kids Zone which also has slides and an obstacle course; and Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery is hosting a beer garden (must be 21). Other event activities include opening ceremonies, warm-up by TruFusion, awards ceremony for timed runners, bone marrow drive hosted by Be The Match©, music from DJ CO1, booths, food and refreshments, and raffle prizes. Attendees also can enjoy Exploration Park amenities, including a water play area, replicas of a western town and Indian village and companion playground, archaeology dig site, picnic areas, walking and hiking trails, and more.


Other prize opportunities are based on fundraising levels.  Participants who raise $100 receive a cell phone exercise sleeve; $250, a blue tooth speaker; $500, a wristwatch fitness tracker; and $1,000, access into the VIP area and a pair of Beats Bluetooth headphones. The VIP tent features shaded areas with seating, breakfast, mini massages, a swag grab and private restrooms.


Each year, Candlelighters chooses event ambassadors for their courage, spirit and bravery in dealing with their cancer and for serving as inspirations to those around them and others battling the deadly disease in all its forms. This year’s Angle Ambassador is Cooper Ricciardi, who was 18 years old when he lost his battle with leukemia. Alexa Garin, 7, who has Wilms Tumor, and James Kish, 10, who has Grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme, are the Superhero Ambassadors.


Key registration dates for the Superhero 5K with Chet Buchanan are:

  • Online: Team registration at by 5 p.m. on Sept. 14 to qualify for any awards
  • In Person: At the Candlelighters office by Sept. 14 or on race day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
  • By Mail: Postmarked by Sept. 12 to Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, 8990 Spanish Ridge Ave., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89148


Key event day times are: registration from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30a.m., warm-up at 7:15 a.m., opening ceremonies at 7:30 a.m., and the race and walk at 8 a.m. Festivities will continue until 11 a.m.


The cost to participate is $40 for age 9 and older by Aug. 30, $45 for age 9 and older Sept. 1-15,

$15 for ages 3 to 9 through Sept. 15, and free under age 3.


Exploration Park is just south of the main entrance of Mountain’s Edge, 9275 S. Buffalo Drive.

Event proceeds allow Candlelighters to provide children with cancer and their families with needed help through a variety of emotional assistance, quality of life and financial support programs.


The Superhero 5K with Chet Buchanan is presented by Centennial Toyota. Other sponsors are Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community, Entercom, Take 5 to Care, The Revolution, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Colliers International, Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys, Southwest Gas and iDrink.


Visit or call (702) 737-1919 for more information, registration, and volunteer and participation opportunities.

About Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada is the first and oldest nonprofit organization in Nevada serving children, from birth to 21 years old, and families coping with childhood cancer.  Its mission is to provide emotional support, quality of life programs, and financial assistance for children and their families affected by childhood cancer. Since its establishment 37 years ago, Candlelighters has helped thousands of families, and now serves 125 families each month and as many as 600 children (diagnosed child and sibling combined) per year. For information, visit

The Habit Burger Grill Opens Sixth Southern Nevada Location in North Las Vegas


The Habit Burger Grill raises over $2,200 for Las Vegas charities

The Habit Burger Grill, an Irvine, California-based restaurant company, is now open in North Las Vegas. To gear up for the grand opening of its newest location, the habit-forming restaurant teamed up with two local charities and raised around $2,200 during its opening week. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised went to the nonprofits, including Spread the Word Nevada and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.

The Habit Burger Grill now features six locations in Nevada including Howard Hughes Center (365 Hughes Center Drive,) Southwest Las Vegas (4830 Blue Diamond Road,) Henderson (543 N. Stephanie Street,) Aliante (6482 N. Decatur Blvd.,) Fashion Show Las Vegas (3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.) and the all-new North Las Vegas location (1730 E. Craig Road.)

The Habit Las Vegas locations are open daily. For more information and store hours, visit The Habit is also found on social media a,, and

About The Habit Restaurants, Inc.
The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh made-to-order salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit was named the “best tasting burger in America” in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America’s leading consumer magazines. The first Habit opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969. The Habit has since grown to over 205 restaurants in 11 states throughout California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, Virginia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Washington and Maryland as well as three international locations. More information is available at

Aquae Sulis Spa Makes the Season Bright with 12 Days of Giving Benefiting Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada

Aquae Sulis Spa Makes the Season Bright with 12 Days of Giving Benefiting Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada

Twelve percent of gift certificate sales will be donated to the nonprofit Dec. 13-24

This December, Aquae Sulis Spa inside JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa invites guests to embrace the spirit of the season with its 12 Days of Givingholiday fundraiser benefiting Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada (CCCFN) from Thursday, Dec. 13 through Monday, Dec. 24.

In honor of CCCFN’s efforts to provide support and services to children and families affected by childhood cancer, Aquae Sulis will donate 12 percent of daily gift certificate sales to the nonprofit during the 12 Days of Giving event. Aquae Sulis gift certificates can be used for everything from spa services to salon treatments to items in the spa’s retail store, all of which make for a perfect holiday gift for loved ones. Those looking to support CCCFN and give the gift of relaxation can purchase gift certificates inside Aquae Sulis or through the online spa store.

“We look forward to celebrating the hard work and dedication of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation during this year’s 12 Days of Giving, “ said Frank Idris, director of hotel operations. “Having the opportunity to give back to a local charity devoted to providing support for those affected by childhood cancer is truly an honor.”

For more information on the 12 Days of Giving or to book an appointment today, individuals can contact Aquae Sulis Spa at 702.869.7807 or online.


About JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa features 548 oversized guestrooms set amid 54 acres of lush gardens. Located in Summerlin, 20 minutes northwest of the famous Las Vegas Strip, the resort is close enough to indulge in the city’s amenities, but far enough away to enjoy golfing on one of the courses surrounding the resort or explore beautiful Red Rock Canyon. With all its beautiful amenities, the resort was voted as one of the “Top 5 Las Vegas Resorts” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in November 2012. Guests can also indulge at JW Marriott’s luxurious Aquae Sulis Spa – voted one of the Top 100 Resort Spas in the United States by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in May 2012 – or lounge by the grass-edged pool. Plus, the resort features a wide selection of dining and entertainment options, from casual to elegant. All services and amenities synonymous with JW Marriott are at guests’ fingertips during their visit. JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is at 221 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145. For resort information or room reservations, call 877-869-8777 or visit


Stay up to date with the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa on Facebook and Twitter.


About JW Marriott

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 45 JW Marriott hotels in 19 countries; by 2013 the portfolio will encompass 73 properties in 28 countries.


About Marriott International

Marriott International is a leading lodging company with more than 3,400 lodging properties in 68 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites Inn and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland USA, and had approximately 137,000 employees at 2009 yearend. It is recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $11 billion. For more information, please visit our web site at


About Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada (CCCFN), is the first and oldest non-profit agency in the state of Nevada, that provides support, education, hope and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer, their families and the professionals who care for them. Funds raised will help CCCFN continue to provide programs and services including emotional, educational and financial assistance as well as many special events and programs to improve the quality of life for these children, their siblings and parents.




Register to be on the BATMAN LIVE team and receive a Batman mask and cape to run in!

TICKETS: Tickets to BATMAN LIVE range in price from $19 to $79, and may be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Ticket Office, by phone at 702-739-FANS, online at, or at the Town Square Las Vegas Concierge.

WHAT: Come join BATMAN LIVE in their next community event and help the Candlelighter’s of Las Vegas combat childhood cancer at the Candlelighter’s of Las Vegas 22nd Annual 5K and 1 Mile “Race for Our Kids.” If you think you are agile like Batman, join the BATMAN LIVE team! Every BATMAN LIVE team member will receive a Batman mask and cape to run the race in and an entry into a drawing for a Family 4-pack of tickets to BATMAN LIVE. The winner of the drawing will be announced at the awards ceremony immediately following the race on September 8th, 2012. (You do not need to be present at the awards ceremony to win.)

WHERE: Mountain’s Edge Exploration Park
(cross streets are S. Buffalo and Blue Diamond)

WHEN: Saturday, September 8, 2012
7:30 A.M.
(The BATMAN LIVE team will meet next to the registration table at 7:30 a.m.)

HOW: To register for the race and join the BATMAN LIVE team, click this link to get started:

· Click “Register Here”
· Click “I agree”
· Click “Join a team” to see a drop down menu where you will be able to select the BATMAN LIVE team
· Select “Corporate Team”
· Select “5K Competitive”
· Make sure when you check out you select “Team Registration NON TIMED” for $25.00

***All team members must register online no later than September 5, 2012 to be able to participate on the BATMAN LIVE team.

WHO: Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), DC Entertainment (DCE) and Nick Grace of Water Lane Productions Ltd (WLP) are bringing BATMAN LIVE, the unique action-packed live arena show to Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center, October 3-7 for eight performances only. Two and a half years in the making, BATMAN LIVE is a visually stunning, state-of-the-art production, which brings Batman, a host of iconic characters, and the settings from the famed world of DC comics, live and on stage for the very first time in North America.

ABOUT: Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada (CCCFN) is a non-profit agency that provides support and services for families of children diagnosed with cancer. Children from birth to 21 years of age who have been diagnosed with cancer or who have survived cancer are eligible for services if they are living or being treated in Nevada.

Chartered in 1978, CCCFN was founded by two families, each of whom had a child being treated for cancer. They believed that families could find strength, knowledge and comfort by banding together during their most difficult times. They wanted to use their experience to lessen the burden of those they knew would follow. Since that time, over 2,000 children in Nevada have been diagnosed with cancer.

In the beginning, Candlelighters handled the needs of families entirely through a dedicated group of volunteers. Experienced parents were on-call 24 hours a day to counsel newly diagnosed families and assist them with their concerns.

Today, CCCFN serves approximately 100 families monthly, and as many as 600 families throughout the year. Candlelighters maintains a full-time office with professional staff available at all times for family

There are no membership requirements or fees for families. A diagnosis of childhood cancer is the only requirement to become eligible for services. Referrals can come from any source as long as the family approves.

TICKETS: Tickets to BATMAN LIVE range in price from $19 to $79, and may be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Ticket Office, by phone at 702-739-FANS, online at , or at the Town Square Las Vegas Concierge.

Hash House A Go Go hosts ninth annual Tip A 51 luncheon

Hash House A Go Go hosts ninth annual Tip A 51 luncheon

Fundraiser benefits Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada

Hash House A Go Go is teaming up with the Las Vegas 51s baseball team and Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays to host the ninth annual Tip A 51 luncheon at noon on Saturday, May 19 inside the M Resort location to benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.

The entire luncheon costs $25 per person and the menu will include the House Salad, the famed Chicken and Waffles with mashed potatoes and green beans as well as Snickers Bread Pudding for dessert and the choice of any non-alcoholic beverage.

Some of the 51’s players will get in the spirit by serving up food and drinks to guests. All proceeds from this luncheon will help achieve the goal of ending childhood cancer in the community.

For reservations to Tip A 51 please call the Las Vegas 51s at 702-943-7200.

About Hash House A Go Go
Hash House A Go Go brings farm-fresh food with a funky, modern twist to the locals and visitors of Las Vegas. The well-known restaurant is famous for its unusual décor and enormous portions. The restaurant has garnered dozens of local and national accolades and has been featured on the Food Network, “Martha Stewart,” “Dr. Phil” and most recently, the popular Travel Channel program, “Man v. Food.