Eye Care and Protection Tips for the Sun and Pool from Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation

 

Eye Care Tips for the Sun and Pool
from Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation

 

Basic eye care and protection is crucial in the Las Vegas heat and full sun. To get the most out of your summer, the Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation offers some simple tips to remember when preparing for fun in the sun or in the swimming pool.

For the sun:

  • Wear high UV sunglasses: Sunglasses with 400 UV Protection, which block almost 100% of the damaging light rays your eyes are exposed to, are ideal for proper eye protection during the summer. Make sure to check the label to be sure of their protection level.
  • Avoid colored tinted sunglasses:  Avoid blue tinted sunglasses as they emit ultraviolet light, which is harmful to your eyes and should be blocked as much as possible. Overexposure to such rays can cause serious eye damage.
  • Wear extra coverage: Hats provide extra protection than sunglasses alone as many lenses leave a gap around the edges and below and above the eyes. Wearing hats provides extra coverage to stop the sun’s rays from shining on your eyes and exposing them to harm.

 

For the pool:

  • Wear goggles: Goggles help protect your eyes from contact with pool chemicals that can be harmful for your eyes. Make sure you are wearing goggles that are the correct size, fully covering your eyes without any gaps.
  • Make your eyes feel comfortable: Whether it be with over-the-counter eye drops or prescription ones from your optometrist, make sure to place a few drops in each eye before and after swimming. After swimming, splash your eyes with water to rinse off any pool chemicals or dirt that may have been exposed to any part of your eyes.

Though summer comes and goes, it doesn’t mean you have to stop protecting your eyes. Follow these tips year-round or ask your optometrist for further recommendations.

 

About Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation

Founded in 2006, by Kevin and Toni Spilsbury, Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation is the only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of Southern Nevada children, ages 0-22, who are visually impaired. NBCF provides comprehensive services for children and their families including: advocacy, family support, health services, education and adaptive recreation programs, and employment for visually impaired and blind young adults.

 

Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation’s programs and services are provided through the generous support of individual and corporate donors.  For more information about Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation visit www.nvblindchildren.org.

 

Mission:  Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation provides the essential building blocks including extended educational curriculum, extracurricular activities, social opportunities, and transitional skills to children who are visually impaired.

Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation To Host 7th Annual Ladybug Ball

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Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation To Host 7th Annual Ladybug Ball
Event features fun-filled evening with sensory experiences, hosted bar, live entertainment and VIP after party
 The Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF) will host the 7th Annual Ladybug Ball on Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa. The event will honor Ledcor Group for their contributions to helping families with visual impairments throughout the valley.
“This year’s Ladybug Ball is better than ever with sensory experiences throughout the event to help our guests experience first-hand the world in the way our kids see it,” said Emily Smith, executive director at NBCF. “We’re proud to honor our friends at Ledcor Group for all that they’ve done to support our kids and we’d like to invite the community to join us for a fun-filled night benefitting children with visual impairments.”
This year’s event will give attendees a little insight into the world of those with visual impairments. During the hosted cocktail reception, guests will be invited to visit mixologist booths where they can awaken their other senses with smells and sounds coordinating with each booth’s specialty cocktail. The Lon Bronson Band will provide the night’s entertainment as guests are treated to a gourmet multicourse meal prepared by culinary master chefs from Cut & Taste and the pastry team from Red Rock Casino Resort Spa. The event will conclude with an exclusive VIP after party where guests can dance the night away around piano man Billy Kraus into the wee hours. Room packages to stay at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa during this special event are also available.
The 7th Annual Ladybug Ball benefits the educational, social and adaptive recreational programs and services offered to children with visual impairments in the Las Vegas valley – free of charge. Individual tickets are available for $300 or $3,000 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets or get more information on the event visit www.nvblindchildren.org.
About Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation:
Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF) works to ensure that every child with a visual impairment reaches their full potential. It is the mission of NBCF to provide the essential building blocks of education including extended educational curriculum, extracurricular activities, social opportunities, and transitional skills to children who are visually impaired.  All of the programs and services offered by NBCF are free of charge. For more information, please visit www.nvblindchildren.org.

Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation To Host 6th Annual Ladybug Ball

 

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 Event to honor two dynamic duos: Siegfried and Roy, and Karen and Morgan Cashman

The Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF) will host the 6th Annual Ladybug Ball on Saturday, May 2 at 6 p.m. at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa. This year NBCF will honor two dynamic duos, entertainers Siegfried & Roy and Karen & Morgan Cashman of Cashman Photography.

“Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation is proud to recognize Siegfried and Roy, and Karen and Morgan Cashman for their years of tremendous support that has been crucial in providing assistive, social and educational opportunities for visually impaired children in our community,” said Emily Smith, Executive Director at NBCF. “We’d like to invite the community to join us for a fun-filled evening as we honor these two dynamic duos.”

Guests will be treated to a night of entertainment, dancing and a special performance from Frankie Moreno. There will also be a live and silent auction, hosted cocktail reception and gourmet multicourse meal prepared by culinary master chefs: Alex Stratta of Tapas by Alex Stratta; Jeremy Jordan, Adam Pusateri and Alex Barnett of Cut & Taste; Scott Commings, Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen Season 12 Winner and current chef at Gordon Ramsey Pub & Grill; and Pastry Chef Jaret Blinn of Red Rock Casino Resort Spa. The event, designed exclusively by Joey Galon, Director of Special Events for FAB LAB @ AWG Destination Services, will feature creative décor, custom linens, modern centerpieces, and a few special surprises.

The 6th Annual Ladybug Ball benefits the educational, social and adaptive recreational programs and services offered to children with visual impairments in the Las Vegas valley – free of charge. Individual tickets are available for $300 or $3,000 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets or get more information on the event visit www.nvblindchildren.org.

About Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation:
Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF) works to ensure that every child with a visual impairment reaches their full potential. It is the mission of NBCF to provide the essential building blocks of education including extended educational curriculum, extracurricular activities, social opportunities, and transitional skills to children who are visually impaired.  All of the programs and services offered by NBCF are free of charge. For more information, please visit www.nvblindchildren.org.

 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Hosts Pay It Forward Fridays at its Poolside Tropical Oasis, May 31 – Aug. 30

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Hosts Pay It Forward Fridays at Its Poolside Tropical Oasis, May 31 – Aug. 30

Community-driven project supports local nonprofits every Friday at the property’s luxurious pool havens

 

In its continued effort to support the local community, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas launches Pay It Forward Fridays located within its lush pool scene every Friday, May 31 – Aug. 30. The initiative will donate proceeds from cabana rentals to select local nonprofits.

Each week, a designated cause will receive up to 14 of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s lavish cabanas priced at $100 each. The nonprofits are encouraged to sell their cabanas to supporters, volunteers and staff with proceeds benefitting their organization. VIP cabanas come equipped with plasma TVs, telephone, refrigerator, bottled water and a safe for valuables ensuring all guests will experience the ultimate day of rest and relaxation while supporting the community.

Pay It Forward Fridays is open to all ages, but certain pools are restricted for patrons 21 years or older with a valid form of identification.

Pay It Forward Fridays Benefitting Charities:

  • May 31 – Stomach Cancer Relief Network Inc.
  • June 7 – Aid For Aids of Nevada (AFAN)
  • June 14 – Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and Links For Life Foundation
  • June 21 – Noah’s Animal House
  • June 28 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas
  • July 5 – Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation
  • July 12 – Girls on the Run of Las Vegas
  • July 19 – Golden Rainbow
  • July 26 – Sport-Social
  • Aug. 23 – HELP of Southern Nevada
  • Aug. 30 – Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

***Additional dates and nonprofits to be announced soon***

Paradise Beach and Breathe Pool Lounge are open to the public. Nirvana Pool is reserved for hotel guests and is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; Paradise Beach is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and Breathe Pool Lounge is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free for hotel guests daily and the general public Monday through Friday. On Nectar Music Saturdays, admission starts at $20 for women and $40 for men and for REHAB Sundays, $30 for women and $50 for men. Prices are subject to change per event. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.hardrockhotel.com or call 702.693.5555.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport.  The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint  and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers.  For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

Poppy Den by Chef Angelo Sosa Adds More Local Charities to Its Meaningful Mondays Lineup Schedule

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Poppy Den by Chef Angelo Sosa Adds More Local Charities
to Its Meaningful Mondays Lineup Schedule

Percentage of proceeds from Monday night dinners will be donated to local charities

Chef Angelo Sosa of Poppy Den has scheduled additional dates with local charities for its Meaningful Mondays community-giving program. The gastropub created the program to raise money for local charities and will donate 20 percent of the proceeds generated every Monday night from 6 to 10 p.m. to a different local charity.

The ongoing program kicked off on March 4 with Create a Change Now, followed by Opportunity Village on March 11, and will continue with a lineup of other local charities including:

·      March 18 – The Shade Tree
·      March 25 – Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada
·      April 1 – Epicurean Charitable Foundation
·   April 8 – Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation
·      April 15 – Dress for Success Southern Nevada
·      April 22 – Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Las Vegas
·      May 6 – Nevada Children’s Center
·      May 20 – The Animal Foundation

Guests looking to support their favorite charity are encouraged to make a reservation by contacting Poppy Den at 702-802-2480. Charities looking to get involved with Meaningful Mondays should contact Preferred Public Relations at 702-254-5704 for more information.

About Poppy Den by Chef Angelo Sosa:
Critically acclaimed, award-winning Chef Angelo Sosa debuts his first Poppy Den restaurant in Tivoli Village, giving Las Vegas residents a new culinary option. Poppy Den is an Asian gastropub inspired by hand-picked, high quality ingredients and is Chef Sosa’s first Las Vegas based restaurant. Poppy Den is located in the heart of Tivoli Village at 440 Rampart Blvd, Suite 180. Poppy Den is open Monday – Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. The Den is open Wednesday – Thursday from 5 p.m. – midnight and Friday – Saturday from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. For more information, please visit www.vegaspoppyden.com. For reservations call 702-802-2480.

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Meaningful Mondays Continues at Poppy Den by Chef Angelo Sosa with New Local Charities

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Meaningful Mondays Continues at Poppy Den by Chef Angelo Sosa with New Local Charities

Percentage of proceeds from Monday night dinners will be donated to local charity

Poppy Den by Chef Angelo Sosa, a gastropub with Asian influences, authentic flavors and handpicked ingredients continues Meaningful Mondays, a community giving program the gastropub created to raise money for local charities. From 6 – 10 p.m. the restaurant will donate 20 percent of the proceeds made to a different local charity. The ongoing program kicked off on March 4 with Create a Change Now and will continue with a variety of other local charities including:

·     March 11 – Opportunity Village
·     March 18 – The Shade Tree
·     March 25 – Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada
·   April 1 – Epicurean Charitable Foundation
·     April 8 – Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation
·     April 15 – Dress for Success Southern Nevada
·     April 22 – Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Las Vegas

“Meaningful Mondays started off with a bang and we look forward to building partnerships with different local charities,” said Chef Angelo Sosa. “This is a great program for all involved, the charities receive some well needed funds and our guests give back by simply eating here on a Monday night.”

Guests looking to support their favorite charity are encouraged to make a reservation by contacting Poppy Den at 702-802-2480. Charities looking to get involved with Meaningful Mondays should contact Preferred Public Relations at 702-254-5704 for more information.

About Poppy Den by Chef Angelo Sosa:
Critically acclaimed, award-winning Chef Angelo Sosa debuts his first Poppy Den restaurant in Tivoli Village, giving Las Vegas residents a new culinary option. Poppy Den is an Asian gastropub inspired by hand-picked, high quality ingredients and is Chef Sosa’s first Las Vegas based restaurant. Poppy Den is located in the heart of Tivoli Village at 440 Rampart Blvd, Suite 180. Poppy Den is open Monday – Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. The Den is open Wednesday – Thursday from 5 p.m. – midnight and Friday – Saturday from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. For more information, please visit www.vegaspoppyden.com. For reservations call 702-802-2480.

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