Registration Opens For Milestone Season of Girls on the Run Las Vegas

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REGISTRATION OPENS FOR MILESTONE SEASON OF
GIRLS ON THE RUN LAS VEGAS

Health Plan of Nevada to be Presenting Sponsor of Spring 5k at UNLV

 

Registration has begun for the 2017 spring season of Girls on the Run Las Vegas, a 10-week health and empowerment program for elementary and middle school girls across the valley.

 

Girls on the Run Las Vegas will celebrate its fifth year in Clark County with record-breaking participation as the program expands its reach, serving 37 elementary and middle schools plus four Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada locations. Nearly 600 girls are expected to take part in the program that begins in February and culminates at the end of April.  A full list of sitesplus program fees and details can be found at www.girlsontherunlv.org

 

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. Volunteer coaches meet with small groups of 8 to 15 girls for 20 sessions that encourages personal development, team building and connection to the community.

The program culminates with a celebratory 5k run/walk for girls, their families and friends. This year’s event has a new home and new presenting sponsor. Health Plan of Nevada is the presenting sponsor of the 5k which will be held inside the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus on April 30, 2017.

 

“Girls on the Run embodies everything we look for in a community partner,” said Trevor Hays, Regional Director of Communication for UnitedHealthcare. “By teaching young girls the importance of making healthy choices, setting goals, embracing their individuality and approaching challenges positively, the program teaches critical tools that will impact them for a lifetime. The fitness the girls develop along with the life skills makes the program unique and very powerful.”

 

Girls on the Run has served 1.2 million girls collectively since its inception in 1996 and can be found in all 50 states and Canada.

 

“We’re excited to celebrate our fifth year of helping local girls reach their full potential,” said Brigette Kirvin, Executive Director of Girls on the Run Las Vegas. “We’re grateful that Health Plan of Nevada sees the challenges facing girls today and how our program provides the tools and motivation to overcome those challenges.”

 

Other community partners for the 2017 season include United Way of Southern Nevada Women’s Leadership Council, Zappos, Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican, Findlay Chevrolet, Smiths, Coca-Cola, Southern Nevada Health District, Speedee Mart and many more.

Eva Longoria to Host the 16th Annual ‘El Sueno De Esperanza’ Celebration at The Venetian Las Vegas

EVA LONGORIA TO HOST THE 16TH ANNUAL ‘EL SUEÑO DE ESPERANZA’ CELEBRATION
AT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS 
HONORING THE LEGENDARY CARLOS SANTANA
On August 20, 2016, PADRES CONTRA EL CÁNCER (PADRES), a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families, will celebrate its 16th annual fundraising event, the ‘El SUEÑO DE EPSERANZA’ CELEBRATION, in partnership with The Venetian® Las Vegas.

 

The ‘El Sueño de Esperanza’ is a weekend long celebration of HOPE providing supporters, sponsors and guests with different opportunities during their stay in Las Vegas.  Depending on the level of support, individuals will receive tickets to see “BAZ – Star Crossed Love,” a spa treatment at Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, tickets to the ‘El Sueño de Esperanza’ award ceremony, entry to the official after party at TAO® Nightclub, and a departing brunch at Morels French Bistro & Steakhouse.

 

The award ceremony will be a white attire event, chaired by actress, activist, producer, director, and PADRES national spokesperson, EVA LONGORIA. Longoria will be joined by: event co-chair, Peter R. Villegas, Vice President of Latin Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company; actor, comedian GEORGE LOPEZ who will serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies; and a special performance will be given by singer-songwriter, PRINCE ROYCE.

 

On this special evening, the organization will honor the legendary, CARLOS SANTANA with the Ruby Oliva Cedillo Tribute Award. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who best exemplifies PADRES’ guiding values and core ideals – honesty, character, integrity, respect, commitment to community and service to humanity.

 

“It is my supreme honor to receive this prestigious award and be of service to Mrs. Eva Longoria and PADRES Contra El Cáncer. There is no nobler cause then helping children in need, and giving them and their families, hope, love and assistance to live long, healthy lives and make a difference in the world,” said Carlos Santana.

 

Other guests include: Ivonne Coll, Enrique Gutierrez, Zulay Henao, Jorge Linares, Esai Morales, Victor Ortiz, Sandra Peña, Jessica Pimentel, Keven Ramirez, Brandon Rios, Adam Rodriguez, Alondra Santos, Taboo (of the Black Eyed Peas), Emeraude Toubia, Andy Vargas, and Lisa Vidal.
PADRES along with its national spokesperson, Eva Longoria invite supporters from across the nation to come together and embark on this journey to bring HOPE to children with cancer and their families. For individuals who would like to attend, tickets are on sale and may be purchased at www.ElSuenoDeEsperanza.org or by contacting PADRES.

 

Official 16th Annual ‘El Sueño de Esperanza’ Celebration Sponsors include: American Airlines, The Venetian Las Vegas, Coca-Cola, AEG, Aetna, TAO Nightclub, Canyon Ranch SpaClub, and Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro
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About PADRES:
PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES) is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families. PADRES programs, activities and services, while primarily oriented to the Latino community, serve childhood cancer patients from ALL races and ethnic origins. No family is turned away. Celebrating 29 of years of service, PADRES brings together children, families, healthcare professionals and community leaders to promote a comprehensive understanding of childhood cancer and other blood disorders as well as effective methods for treatment. Please join our National Spokespersons Eva Longoria and Beto Cuevas in the fight against childhood cancer. To learn more about PADRES, visit www.IAmHOPE.org, facebook.com/IAmHOPE.org, @IAmHOPE. For more information about “El Sueño de Esperanza’ Celebration, please visit: www.ElSuenoDeEsperanza.org

 

About SANTANA:
For forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY® Awards and three Latin GRAMMY® Awards. He won a record-tying nine GRAMMYs for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”) as well as three Latin GRAMMY’s. He has also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” And, with the 2014 release of Corazón, Santana surpassed the Rolling Stones and is one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top Ten album for six consecutive decades from the 1960s on. April 15, 2016 marks the release date of Santana IV, the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the revered early ’70s lineup of guitar icon Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). Santana IV features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band that burst with the same unparalleled energy and superlative musicianship that made Santana a pioneering force in world music and a household name across the globe. Santana IV debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and marks Santana’s fourteenth Top 10 album. Santana is currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. In the fall of 2014, Carlos Santana released his memoir “The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.” It’s a profoundly inspiring tale of spiritual commitment and musical fearlessness that does not balk at finding the humor in the world of high-flying fame, nor at speaking plainly of Santana’s personal revelations, and the divine and infinite possibility he sees in each person he meets.

 

About The Venetian® Las Vegas:
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 4,028 elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and The Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space.  For more information, visit venetian.com, @venetianvegas and facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.  The Venetian Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

Most Wonderful Time of Year Arrives at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Most Wonderful Time of Year Arrives at
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Winter Display Captures the Spirit of the Holiday Season

The weather outside may be frightful, but the holiday display at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is certainly delightful. On view through January 3, 2015, guests can discover a breathtaking winter wonderland complemented by seasonal favorites, thousands of twinkling lights, 28,000 poinsettias and a 42-foot tall holiday tree.

“Bellagio’s winter display is a must-see in Las Vegas during the holiday season.” said Randy Morton, president and COO of Bellagio. “We look forward to sharing this one-of-a-kind Las Vegas experience with guests from around the world and are excited to spread holiday cheer within this spectacular setting.”

The majestic holiday tree, decorated with 7,000 warm white LED lights and 2,500 ornaments, stands as the Conservatory’s focal point. Below, a model locomotive runs past four chocolate houses and through two chocolate stations, both created by Bellagio’s pastry team. Two 12-foot-tall animated snow globes placed on each side of the tree, showcase classic winter scenes. In one globe, ice skaters glide across an ice pond while carolers sing at the base of a spinning holiday tree in the other.

At the Conservatory’s entrance, oversized ornaments and four 18-foot-tall LED white holiday trees covered in faux snow create a sparkling path toward a walk-through snow globe – a perfect opportunity for guests to share special holiday moments and capture lifelong memories.

Nearby, a mother polar bear adorned with 12,000 white carnations keeps a watchful eye on her three cubs as they slip and slide across icebergs floating in a winter pond. Like mother bear, the cubs are each adorned with 5,000 white carnations. Coca-Cola and Bellagio encourage guests to share their favorite photo of the Coca-Cola polar bear at the Conservatory on social media using #BellagioHoliday and #MakeSomeoneHappy; Coca-Cola will donate $1 to Toys for Tots for every picture uploaded throughout the season, up to $50,000.

Across the Conservatory, animated penguins can be found building igloos and frolicking with one another near a stage for live holiday performances, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. nightly. Glimmering millennium stars ranging from 12 to 18 feet hang from above, illuminating the garden with a soft glow.

The Conservatory is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day.

Located adjacent to the Conservatory, Jean Philippe Pâtisserie continues its sweet holiday traditions. An impressive five-foot-tall chocolate Santa Claus, hand-carved from 230 pounds of dark chocolate and 50 pounds of fondant, sits in his favorite chair.

A winter wonderland would not be complete without the seasonal sounds of Las Vegas’ most iconic attraction. The Fountains of Bellagio feature special performances of classic holiday tunes such as Hallelujah Chorus, O Holy Night and Santa Baby throughout the season. The Fountains are complimentary with performances beginning at 3 p.m. Monday – Friday; noon on Saturdays and holidays; and 11 a.m. on Sundays.

 

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Conservatory Holiday Show 2014

2014 Holiday Show Fast Facts:

Display Dates: Through Jan. 3, 2015
Total flowers on display for duration of the exhibit: 34,000
Total shrubs on display: 750
Total trees on display: 25

Main Holiday Tree
Height: 42 feet
Diameter: 18 feet
Weight: 6,800 pounds
Number of lights: 7,000
Number of ornaments: 2,500

Snow Globes
Height: 12 feet
Diameter: 8 feet

Walkthrough Snow Globe
Height: 13 feet
Width: 12 feet

White LED Holiday Trees
Height: 18 feet
Diameter: 12 feet

“MAKING AN IMPACT” BASKETBALL CLINIC WITH THE COACH WOODSON LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL

THE COACH WOODSON LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL

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THE COACH WOODSON LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL
PARTNERS WITH SPRITE AND IMPACT BASKETBALL TO HOST
“MAKING AN IMPACT” BASKETBALL CLINIC

Junior Participants are Invited to Join Coach Woodson for an
Interactive Experience on Friday, July 18

 

 The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational, the inaugural luxury golf, fashion and lifestyle experience at Southern Highlands Golf Club with hospitality provided by Nevada’s only triple Forbes Five Star resort, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Sprite and Impact Basketball to host a free interactive basketball clinic for kids at the IMPACT Basketball facility located at 121 E Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119 on Friday, July 18, from 2 – 4 p.m.

 

“I’m truly humbled and excited to be a part of such an inspiring event and to have partnered with powerhouses like Sprite and IMPACT Basketball,” said Coach Michael Woodson. “Showing support and nurturing the talents and skills of young athletes will help ensure the success of these upcoming superstars.”

 

The educational basketball clinic will host 40-50 Junior Participants whom will meet and receive coaching guidance from Coach Woodson and the Impact Basketball coaching staff while gaining knowledge through a hands-on experience.

 

“It’s an honor to have one of the game’s premier leaders, Coach Mike Woodson, involved with our program.  We are excited to provide our youth campers with this unique opportunity to learn basketball from such an accomplished coach at the highest level,” stated Andrew Moore, Director of Player Development for IMPACT Basketball.

 

In addition to the day’s festivities, Coach Michael Woodson will host a three-day luxury and lifestyle event, The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational, that  will commence with a Sunday wine tasting and a private dinner. Monday will follow with the CIROC Celebrity Welcome Party at the alluring 23rd floor Mandarin Bar, with live performance from vocal sensation Brian McKnight. The evening’s co-hosts, professional golfer and fashionista Seema Sadekar and ESPN’s Jay Harris, will introduce celebrity guests and announce golf tournament pairings. On Tuesday, participants will play 18 holes at the exquisite Southern Highlands Golf Club.

 

For more information, visit www.CoachWoodsonInvitational.com.

 

About The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational
The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational will be the only summer golf event in Las Vegas where influential sports figures and celebrities congregate. Founded by the former NBA player and head coach of the New York Knicks, Mike Woodson lives with the mission to give back to the community through sports and friendship. All for a good cause, The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational celebrates the world of basketball, while showcasing the best of golf, fashion and entertainment. For more information, visit www.CoachWoodsonInvitational.com, like on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/COACHWOODSONinv or tweet @COACHWOODSONinv.

 

About IMPACT Basketball
IMPACT Basketball is the premiere destination in the world for professional players, international teams, college and high school players, and student athletes at every level of the game. IMPACT’s combination of high-intensity skill development and world-class performance training has helped players achieve the highest levels of success; from Olympic Gold Medalists to NBA All-Stars and MVP Awards to College All-American Selections and High School All-State and All Conference Teams. Our goal at IMPACT is to transform the way our athletes train, and to enhance their lives and careers through the training, development, guidance and education that only IMPACT can provide. For more information, visit www.impactbball.com.

 

About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.  Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company’s portfolio features 17 billion-dollar brands including Diet CokeFantaSpriteCoca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade,Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks.  Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.9 billion servings a day.  With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate.  Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates.  For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn atwww.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada ~ Lions & Wine Oh My Recap

Thursday, March 13  – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV) held the first ever Lions & Wine Oh My!   50 beautiful lions roared, played and interacted in front of the 400 guests that came to support BGCSNV. Guests had the opportunity to tour the Lion Habitat Ranch while listening to the evening’s entertainment, musical guest, Peter Love.  Attendees viewed the lions while learning about BGCSNV via fact boards that were posted throughout the facility. During the event, guests enjoyed beverages provided by Wirtz Beverage Nevada and Coca-Cola, as well as appetizers prepared and served by Three Square.

Funds were raised through a prize drawing and general donation. The prize drawing included five wine packages that were paired with various donated show tickets and paintings. The event raised more than $7,000 to help defray costs for BGCSNV’s upcoming gala, Sneaker Ball, to be held on May 2nd at the M Resort.

BGCSNV would like to thank Wirtz Beverage Nevada and Coca-Cola for their generous donations to the event. As well as everybody who made it out to this complimentary event .

Sneaker Ball sponsorships, tables and tickets are available for purchase at www.bgchevents.org/auction. If any parties are interested in donating a live or silent auction items for the Sneaker Ball please contact Gabe Suarez at 702-253-2803 or gsuarez@bgcsnv.org.

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Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Presents a Merry Winter Wonderland

BELLAGIO’S CONSERVATORY & BOTANICAL GARDENS
PRESENTS A MERRY WINTER WONDERLAND

Las Vegas’ Largest Indoor Tree, Topiary Polar Bears and
Life-Size Chocolate House Add a Dash of Holiday Spirit This Season

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The magic of the holiday season has taken over Bellagio as the Las Vegas resort’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens unveils a glistening winter wonderland. Featuring The Strip’s largest indoor holiday tree, moss-embellished reindeers, a life-size chocolate house, live seasonal music and a family of topiary polar bears, the dazzling display transports guests through a holiday dream through January 5.

The centerpiece of the exhibit is Las Vegas’ largest indoor holiday tree, a 42-foot tall, 18-foot wide and 6,800-pound majestic White Fir handpicked from Mt. Shasta, Calif. Sparkling with 7,000 warm white LED lights and 2,500 richly colored ornaments, the extravagant tree presents a perfect photo opportunity to capture precious holiday memories.

“Bellagio’s holiday display is a perennial favorite in Las Vegas,” said Randy Morton, president and COO of Bellagio. “We’re excited to share new elements added to the exhibit this year and look forward to spreading holiday cheer with our Bellagio guests within this spectacular setting.”

New this year, a walk-through snow globe is guarded by four grand toy soldiers to ensure privacy for lovers stealing a kiss in this romantic garden. Also new, six life-size chocolate-colored reindeers embellished in live moss haul an antique sleigh bursting with gifts. Below, a full-scale chocolate house created by Bellagio’s pastry team is made of 1,600 pounds of chocolate.

In the South Garden, a family of topiary polar bears frolic on an icy pond. Crafted from 24,000 snow white carnations, the momma polar bear watches protectively as her two cubs play in front of onlookers. Nearby, vibraphone and marimba performers fill the Conservatory with the sounds of the season atop a snow-covered stage from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. nightly.

In an effort to build awareness about the cherished and endangered polar bear, Bellagio has partnered with Coca-Cola to promote the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) during this year’s exhibit. Coca-Cola is involved in the ongoing sustainability initiative to generate money for WWF with the goal of creating a safe haven for polar bears. With the help of generous donors, more than $3.1 million has been donated to WWF. To help continue these efforts, Coca-Cola will match up to $1 million for donations made to ArcticHome.com through February 15, 2014.

Located adjacent to the Conservatory, Jean Philippe Pâtisserie continues its sweet holiday tradition. An impressive chocolate Mr. Grinch stands five-foot-six-inches tall and is hand-carved from 112 pounds of sugar-rolling fondant and 50 pounds of chocolate, created over a three-month period.

A winter wonderland would not be complete without the seasonal sounds of Las Vegas’ most iconic feature. The Fountains of Bellagio, recently voted as the nation’s top landmark, adds special performances of classic holiday tunes such as Hallelujah Chorus, O Holy Night and Santa Baby.

The Conservatory is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day. The holiday exhibit will be on display through Jan. 5, 2014.  The Fountains of Bellagio also are complimentary with performances beginning at 3 p.m. Monday – Friday; noon on Saturdays and holidays; and 11 a.m. on Sundays.

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Bellagio Lights Up the Holiday Season by Illuminating the Conservatory Tree – Dec. 6

Bellagio Lights Up the Holiday Season by Illuminating the Conservatory Tree – Dec. 6

Here are a few facts about the display:

  • New to the display this year:

o   A 13-foot tall, 12-foot wide walk-through snow globe is surrounded by swaying water arches and guarded by four toy soldiers.

o   A full-scale chocolate house created by Bellagio’s executive pastry team made of 1,600 pounds of chocolate.

  • A total of 34,000 flowers will be on display throughout the length of the holiday exhibit with most of the flowers being various types of poinsettias.
  • Vibraphone and marimba performers will perform on the embellished gazebo from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. nightly.
  • The 42-foot tall White Fir tree weighs 6,800 pounds and is decorated in more than 2,500 ornaments and 7,000 LED lights.
  • 34,000 white carnations cover the family of topiary polar bears which are adorned in Coca-Cola scarves in support of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The majestic 42-foot tall White Fir tree was hand-picked from Mt. Shasta, California. This year’s winter exhibit is now open to the public and will be displayed through January 5, 2014.
The majestic 42-foot tall White Fir tree was hand-picked from Mt. Shasta, California. This year’s winter exhibit is now open to the public and will be displayed through January 5, 2014.

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JDRF Nevada Chapter Walk to Cure Diabetes November 10

JDRF Nevada Chapter Walk to Cure Diabetes November 10

More than 3,500 Walkers Expected to Raise $575,000 for JDRF

More than 3,500 walkers representing local businesses, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to participate in the JDRF Nevada Chapter’s annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, on Saturday, November 10 at UNLV. The chapter has set a fundraising goal of more than $575,000 which will help fund research toward preventing, better treating, and curing type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications.

“It’s great to be partnering with JDRF and working together toward such an important goal – promoting awareness of  type 1 diabetes and raising funds to advance research,” said Tony Twist, Region Vice President of Cash America / SuperPawn and Co-Chair of this year’s Walk.  “By working together, we can make a difference for the millions of people who are affected by this disease.”

The Walk is expected to draw an enthusiastic crowd of all ages, driven to support a great cause while enjoying an event that includes entertainment, food and type 1 advocacy.  On-site registration begins at  9:00 a.m.  The entire walk will be approximately three miles long, starting on the North Field of the UNLV Campus.

“The community support for the Walk to Cure Diabetes is overwhelming,” said Phil Patent, President and COO of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Jamba Juice – Las Vegas and Walk Co-Chair.   “Type 1 diabetes is a disease that affects as many as 3 million Americans, and it is through the help and dedication of corporate sponsors, corporate walk teams, and family teams  that JDRF is able to fund the research to develop better treatments and one day a cure for those people and their families.”

JDRF Walks are held in more than 200 cities worldwide. Nearly 900,000 people nationally walked last year and raised $86 million for research toward curing, treating, and preventing T1D and its complications.

JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes Elite Principal Partners are Advance Auto Parts, Ford Motor Company, and Marshall’s. The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Principal Partners includes Hy-Vee, Roche Accu-Chek, and Walgreens.

JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes Local Corporate Partners are Cash America/SuperPawn, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Jamba Juice, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, AT&T, Aristocrat, Bank of America, Bank of Nevada, Cashman Photo Enterprises, Coca Cola, Fifth Avenue Restaurant Group – Nathan’s, Lee’s Discount Liquor, Levy Production, Matt Smith Physical Therapy, Neighborhood Market by Walmart, Skinny Water, Taylor International, and Wells Fargo.

About JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.

Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.