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

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

Life Time Green Valley to Host ‘Yin & Violin’ Class to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

Life Time Green Valley to Host ‘Yin & Violin’ Class to Benefit
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

Give back while finding your inner Zen! Life Time Green Valley, located at 121 Carnegie Street in Henderson, will host ‘Yin & Violin’ yoga class to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.

 

Participants will be guided through a Yin format yoga class and taught specialized movements that are designed to create optimal relaxation for the mind and body. The 90-minute class will be taught by Life Time yoga teacher Randall Nester. Throughout the class, Rebecca Ramsey, professional violinist and current member of Celine Dion’s ensemble of her Las Vegas show, will play live music to yogis.

 

Life Time has partnered with St. Jude in its mission to help kids across the nation get healthy and to ensure that families never receive a bill from its hospitals for treatment, travel, housing or food. Donations from the ‘Yin & Violin’ class will be used to benefit St. Jude in their effort to fight childhood cancer. Participants are encouraged to donate $10 to reserve a mat in the class. Attendees who make a donation of $25 or more will be invited to attend a social at Life Time’s VIP Poolside Bar after the class to enjoy light bites and refreshments. All donations will be accepted at the door the day of the event.

 

In addition to Yin & Violin, Life Time Green Valley is also set to host Ride for a Reason, an indoor cycle event on April 13 to benefit St. Jude and the Life Time Foundation. Registration is now open at stjude.org/rideforareason.

 

Life Time’s ‘Yin & Violin’ event is open to club members and guests. More information can be found by contacting the Green Valley club at 702.802.7300.

About Life Time®—Healthy Way of Life
Life Time champions a healthy and happy life for its members across its 142 destinations in 39 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, delivers an unmatched athletic resort experience and provides a comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment experience that goes well beyond fitness to encompass the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages. For more information visit, www.lifetime.life.

St. Jude Against All Odds” poker tournament, Sat., March 2

 

5th annual “St. Jude Against All Odds” poker tournament on March 2 to benefit children

battling cancer, other life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

 

The fifth annual St. Jude Against All Odds” charity poker tournament will take place at 5p.m. on Saturday, March 2, in the Charleston Ballroom located at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada

 

The event raises awareness and funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Events like this help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

 

There will be a red carpet welcome, cocktail reception, dinner, both silent and live auctions, poker and stand-up comedy performed by Clayton Fletcher

 

The tournament founder and co-chair is six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu. Event sponsors include The Revolution FMO, LLC, Charity Series of Poker, Freedom Dream Team, Shift4 Corporation and Poker Central.

 

Knowing St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital welcomes kids from anywhere is such a blessing to us all, so I hope the Las Vegas community will join me in the fight to end childhood cancer,” said presenting sponsor Mark LindseySt. Jude gives me hope because it won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. All children deserve a chance to live long, healthy lives, pursuing dreams that will change the world as we know it.”

 

Tournament buy-in, including dinner, is $500 per person and tickets to the cocktail reception and dinner only, are $300 per person. Players in the poker tournament will be competing to secure a $10,000 seat to the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event, as well four center-ice tickets to a Golden Knights game with Daniel Negreanu, or a luxury leather bag from MontBlanc.

 

To register for the tournament, call (702) 341-2903 or visit StJude.org/LVpoker.  

 

 

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTubechannel.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ® joins with Las Vegas 51s to go to bat for children fighting childhood cancer

 

End childhood cancer one step at a time with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Las Vegas residents will join 65 communities for St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer on Sept. 15

 

 This September, thousands of individuals nationwide will join together in the battle against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases by participating in the Las Vegas St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood CancerLas Vegas is one of 65 cities nationwide helping raise funds and awareness during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 

 

On Saturday, July 28, a Kick-Off Party will be held at Cashman Field, in partnership with the Las Vegas 51s, the 2018       St. Jude Walk/Run Course Sponsor. This is a great opportunity for team captains, sponsors and interested participants to learn more about the St. Jude Walk/Run and how their support impacts the families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

 

The Las Vegas 51s have supported the St. Jude Walk/Run for the past two years and stepped up their efforts this year. Players recently participated in a photo shoot featuring the team wearing the This Shirt Saves Lives t-shirt. This Shirt Saves Lives is a simple message but it could not be more true. St. Jude is saving young lives every day. But, they can’t do it without the support of generous donors. The T-shirt is available exclusively to those who become “Partners In Hope,” donors who give $20 per month to the hospital’s lifesaving work. To join the nationwide movement, individuals pledge $20 a month through www.thisshirtsaveslives.org. “Partners In Hope” are encouraged to wear their This Shirt Saves Lives shirt, snap a photo, share it through social media using the hastag  #thisshirtsaveslives.

 

Because of generous donors and events like the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. With the support of participants, donors and more, we can end childhood cancer together. 

 

For more information, to make a donation, volunteer or register for the St. Jude Walk/Run, visit stjude.org/walkrun

 

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop working until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).

Academy of Country Music Reveals Schedule & Ticket On-Sale for 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause

 

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES
6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® EVENTS APRIL 12-15, 2018
SURROUNDING THE 53rd ACM AWARDS® IN LAS VEGAS

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 AND
ON-SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 ON PARTYFORACAUSE.COM

 

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced exciting details about The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including a schedule of events and on-sale ticket information for the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® to be held Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15, 2018.  This year’s ACM Party for a Cause will consist of fan events across the Las Vegas Strip leading up to and immediately following the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

Portions of all event proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, which works to lift lives through the power of music.  Tickets will be available Thursday, January 25 via pre-sale and to the general public on Friday, January 26 for marquee ACM Party for a Cause events, including:

  • ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, an upscale evening modeled after an old-fashioned guitar pull, featuring today’s best songwriters in the round alongside superstar country artists performing songs they composed and the stories of how those collaborations came together.
  • The first-ever ACM Topgolf Tee-Off, an update to the ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic, where fans can watch their favorite country artists compete in a tournament of golf skills – and also take in LIVE performances by hot new acts (to be announced).
  • ACM Awards Official After Party, the biggest party of the night featuring all-star performances following the big show!

 

Each of the announced festivities will feature performances by some of the biggest names and hottest new talent in country music to be announced in the coming weeks.

 

TICKET ON-SALE INFORMATION
ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER AND ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Both can purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Thursday, January 25, 2018 by visiting www.PartyForaCause.com. The pre-sale code will be emailed prior to the on-sale.  GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10:00 AM (PT) Friday, January 26, 2018 at www.PartyForaCause.com.  Tickets start at $35.

 

Please note, tickets for ACM Party for a Cause: WME’s Bash at The Beach events will go on sale at a later date, for more information please visit www.PartyForaCause.com.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018

7:30 PM               95.5 The Bull’s 10th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull

Presented by 95.5 The Bull and benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

                                Location: The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018

12:00 PM             ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party

                                Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

 

6:00 PM               ACM Party for a Cause

                                Location: Sandbar Pool, Red Rock Casino Resort

 

7:00 PM               ACM Party for a Cause: WME’s Bash at The Beach

Location: The Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

 

8:00 PM               ACM Stories, Songs & Stars

A Songwriter’s Event Benefitting ACM Lifting Lives

Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

                                Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018

10:00 AM            ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off

                                Location: Topgolf, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

 

12:00 PM             ACM Pool Party for a Cause

                                Location: Flamingo GO Pool, Flamingo Las Vegas

 

12:00 PM             ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party

                                Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

 

7:00 PM               ACM Party for a Cause: WME’s Bash at The Beach

                                Location: The Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018

8:00 PM               ACM Awards Official After Party

                                Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 

For additional details and ongoing updates including the lineup of country superstars set to perform at each event, visit Partyforacause.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter for more immediate updates.

 

 

Artist Michael Godard to be honored at “St. Jude: Affair of the Art” gala, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, May 6

Artist Michael Godard to be honored at “St. Jude: Affair of the Art” gala,
benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
 
Artist Michael Godard will be honored for his commitment to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® at the seventh annual St. Jude: Affair of the Art gala from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
 
The dinner program includes a red carpet reception, St. Jude patient family speakers, entertainment by Nieve Malandra and the Patty January Band, and a “Celebration of Life” collection of sculptures for auction that were created by Dorit Schwartz and painted by Michael Godard, Tony Vega and Joseph Watson, among others. 
 
Since its inception, the gala has raised more than $2 million for St. Jude, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Thanks to fundraisers like this one, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
 
In 2006, Godard’s 16-year-old daughter passed away after a battle with brain cancer, so he is dedicated to using his talents as an artist to help other families going through similar trials.
 
“All the money in the world cannot bring her back, but it brings me joy knowing the funds I help raise for a cure will help save another child – thanks to the work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Godard.
 
Godard is a global top-selling artist who is known for redefining art and giving it a punch line, using his imagination and subtle humor. For example, his lighthearted work includes animated olives designed to evoke the creative side in “olive” us. 
 
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).

The Eric Trump Foundation to Host the Third Annual Zumbathon to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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The Eric Trump Foundation to Host the Third Annual Zumbathon
to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The Eric Trump Foundation will host the third annual Zumbathon at Town Square Park on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9-11 a.m. With all proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the family-friendly event will put the “fun” in fundraising. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased here.
“Two of my closest friends and I founded this charity 10 years ago with the goal to help children with pediatric cancer get the treatment and care they need,” said ETF founder Eric Trump. “Our annual Zumbathon aims to raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, while celebrating the strength of so many children suffering from this disease. We cannot thank the dedicated employees of Trump Las Vegas enough for spearheading this incredible event and sharing our passion in finding a cure for pediatric cancer.”
Due to increased popularity, the third annual Zumbathon will move from the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas to Town Square Park. In addition to wellness and sponsor booths, raffle tickets will be available for many great prizes, includinga Maverick Helicopter Grand Canyon tour, a round of golf at Arroyo Golf Club at Red Rock, a pack of passes to the High Roller at The LINQ, as well as show tickets, dining certificates and hotel stays.
Founded in 2006, The Eric Trump Foundation is dedicated to raising money for children battling life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The foundation has donated approximately $30 million dollars to benefit St. Jude, and has grown into one of the largest private charities in the United States. In February 2015, the foundation opened the $20 million dollar, state-of-the-art medical center The Eric Trump Foundation Surgery and ICU Center inside of St. Jude to better treat those facing life threatening illnesses.

 

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Event sponsors include the Las Vegas Review Journal, Life Time Fitness, Logo Executives, Realty One Group and Resqwater.

About The Eric Trump Foundation
Founded in 2006, The Eric Trump Foundation (ETF) is dedicated to raising money for children battling life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To date, the Foundation has donated approximately $30 million dollars to St. Jude and grown into one of the largest private charities in the United States. The Eric Trump Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. For more information, visit www.EricTrumpFoundation.com

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!

Photo: SOFIA VERGARA & BUCA DI BEPPO TO KICK-OFF “MEATBALLS 4 NIÑOS”

 

SOFIA VERGARA

SOFIA VERGARA IS HUNGRY FOR HOPE!

SOFIA VERGARA & BUCA DI BEPPO TO KICK-OFF “MEATBALLS 4 NIÑOS” TO BENEFIT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL®

Emmy-award winning actress and philanthropist, Sofia Vergara will join forces with Buca di Beppo®, the authentic, family-style Italian restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine to over 97 US locations, for the “Meatballs 4 Niños,” a campaign that aims to raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and its mission of finding cures and saving children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases. The “Meatballs 4 Niños” restaurant-specific charitable program will launch nationwide beginning January 22, 2014.

Sharing a common mission, Vergara and Buca are dedicated to making an impact, boosting awareness and raising funds to support the St. Jude Give Thanks. Give Hope. Campaign. Drawing upon its commitment to the family experience, Buca di Beppo will donate $1 to St. Jude for every meatball appetizer, entrée, and side dish served in the restaurant and will also apply when ordering Buca-to-Go.

As a spokesperson for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Sofia is passionate about children’s health and the family’s well-being. The “Meatballs 4 Niños” dishes will raise awareness and funds for this important cause, while bringing to the forefront a classic, beloved dish that encourages sharing and creating new memories.

“We’re honored that Sofia is partnering with Buca to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Robert Earl. “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does everything possible to save the lives of children fighting cancer, and they freely share their research breakthroughs with other doctors around the world, which helps save kids in communities everywhere. While our customers are enjoying some of our world-famous meatballs, they will also be giving hope to the patients at St. Jude and children with cancer in communities across America.”

“It means so much to me that one of my favorite restaurants is supporting a cause so dear to me,” said Sofia Vergara. “And thanks to programs like ‘Meatballs 4 Niños,’ families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything – not for treatment, travel housing or food so all families have to worry about is helping their child live. I hope everyone will visit Buca di Beppo to experience their legendary meatballs and support St. Jude.”

Made from the highest-quality ingredients and slow-cooked in fresh marinara sauce, Buca di Beppo is best known for their half-pound, mouth-watering meatballs, which are made fresh daily. The restaurant’s commitment to the cause will also be extended to customers who order from the Buca di Beppo To Go online menu.

To make reservations or to find the closest Buca di Beppo location please visit http://www.bucadibeppo.com/reservations.

About Buca di Beppo Owned by Planet Hollywood International, Inc., with locations from New York City to Honolulu, Buca di Beppo restaurants embody the Italian traditions of food, friendship and hospitality. Dishes enjoyed for generations in villages throughout Italy inspire the menu, which features both Northern and Southern Italian favorites. While the food has pleased millions of palates from coast-to-coast, Buca di Beppo is equally famous for its quirky décor and upbeat atmosphere. Most Buca di Beppo locations are open daily for lunch and dinner. Delivery is also available at many locations nationwide. Visit www.bucadibeppo.com for locations, hours of operation, menus, reservations or to place an online order for Buca To Go. Or Follow Buca di Beppo on Facebook or Twitter: bucadibeppo .

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

TOMORROW: Friday May 10 at 11 AM Village Square Welcomes St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Traveling Hearts of Las Vegas 2013 Collection

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Village Square Welcomes St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Traveling Hearts of Las Vegas 2013 Collection
Ten heart sculptures will be unveiled at Village Square Friday, May 10 at 11 a.m.

 

Village Square has been selected as the new home for the Las Vegas Chapter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 2013 Collection of the traveling Hearts of Las Vegas exhibit featuring a collection of 10 artistic human-heart sculptures through July 31. To commemorate the new display, Village Square, members of the local St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and sculpture artists will host a celebration ceremony on Friday, May 10 at 11 a.m. Village Square, the newly-renovated open-air retail, dining and professional office center, was chosen to host this year’s collection as one of the area’s most popular community hubs and easily accessible to residents throughout the Las Vegas area.

 
WHO: Village Square & Las Vegas Chapter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
WHAT: Celebration Ceremony Officially Welcoming the 2013 Collection
of the Traveling Hearts of Las Vegas Exhibit
 
WHEN: Friday, May 10 at 11 a.m.
 
WHERE: Village Square
9400 West Sahara Avenue (Northwest corner with Ft. Apache Rd.)
Las Vegas, NV 89117
 
WHY: Village Square is proud to host the Hearts of Las Vegas, a breathtaking exhibit of three-dimensional, five-foot tall heart sculptures crafted by local artists to help bring awareness to the treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening childhood diseases. Each heart is a one of a kind piece inspired by the theme “The heart of a child”. Each artist created an original design for their hearts, which have each been charitably sponsored by local businesses to help spread awareness and support for the work of St. Jude. This year’s collection features the work of Robert Wyland, Michael Godard, Dale Mathis, Count’s Kustoms and many more. The 2013 collection was first unveiled earlier this year at the Smith Center’s Symphony Park. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the collection benefit the children of St. Jude.
 
Village Square
More than a dozen new businesses have opened their doors at Village Square since Westport Capital Partners purchased the property in late 2011 and immediately began infusing extra life and energy into the center. The renovation to modernize the center is in its final weeks and all businesses are open during the construction phase that officially began in the summer of 2012. The new and relocating businesses at Village Square, located at 9400 West Sahara Avenue and Ft. Apache Road in Las Vegas, NV, are helping create local jobs through new business and 350 construction jobs alone during its renovation, bringing new energy to the shopping area, neighboring areas, and revitalizing the community. Chinita, NVpcfix, and NEPC, LLC just opened their doors in the first quarter of 2013. They join PACA, 808 Tapas, Security National Mortgage Co., Remax, and Maka Beauty, Bachi Burger, Patty’s Closet, Rocket Fizz, European Antiques, and the European Massage Therapy School, which came to Village Square in 2012 under the new ownership. The new tenants join established Cold Stone Creamery, Alligator Soup, 18-screen Regal Cinemas, Color Me Mine, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Archi’s Thai Cafe, All Nevada Insurance, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, and Kinderland Indoor Play and Café. Follow Village Square on Facebook.com/GoVillageSquare or on Twitter.com/GoVillageSquare. http://govillagesquare.com.
 
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting www.stjude.org or following us on www.facebook.com/stjude and www.twitter.com/stjude.

St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital Unveils 2013 Hearts Collection

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Unveils 2013 Hearts Collection

Local chapter launches major fundraiser

The Las Vegas Chapter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will unveil the 2013 Collection of the Travelling Hearts on Friday, February 22 at 3:00 pm at the Smith Center’s Symphony Park. Each heart is a one of a kind piece inspired by the theme “The heart of a child”. As an integral part of the chapter’s annual fundraising efforts, each heart is sponsored by a local business or patron and then auctioned off at the Affair of the Art Gala which will be held on May 4 at the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute. In addition to the hearts, the Las Vegas Chapter will also be introducing this year’s title sponsor, Choice Center Leadership University.

“We are so excited to share the 2013 collection featuring world renowned artists as well as up and coming local talent,” said Tanya Amid, Chairperson of the 4th Annual Affair of the Art Benefit.  “By sharing their time and talent we are able to raise much needed funds each year in a creative way.”

This year’s collection features the work of Robert Wyland, Michael Godard, Dale Mathis, Count’s Kustoms and many more. For a full listing of the artists and more information on the Gala, log on to stjudeslasvegas.com.

 

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

Celebrate the Last Days of 2012 with Mischievous Olives, Dancing Strawberries and Rock Star Artist Michael Godard

Celebrate the Last Days of 2012 with Mischievous Olives, Dancing Strawberries and Rock Star Artist Michael Godard 

Godard is set to host his end of the year gallery event, which will include an auction to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

World renowned artist Michael Godard will host a two-day special event at his Oh My Godard Art Gallery at the Miracle Mile Shops inside the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.  The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 29 and Sunday, Dec. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Fans and art collectors will have the opportunity to meet the artist and have pieces personally autographed as part of the two-day event.  Godard will also have the original “Political Party Animals” piece on display, making light of political parties, hot off the heels of the recent presidential election.

On the last night of the event, Godard will auction off an original pop art piece, created specifically for the event, with proceeds going to a cause close to his heart, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Known as the “Rock Star of the Art World”, Godard is currently the #1 best-selling artist in the United States.  His world of art invites us into his lighthearted perspective of life, with animated olives, grapes and, dancing strawberries. His unique portrayal of fun is an exciting combination of imagination and subtle humor, which evokes the creative side in “Olive” us.

Godard’s work is highly collected by movie stars, rock stars and private collectors, from young to old, from all walks of life. Godard’s imaginative world of art is seen by millions of people each month worldwide in places such as cruise lines, galleries, hotels, television, magazines and countless merchandising kiosks and stores. His paintings even adorn the walls of the officer’s lounge in the Pentagon.

In addition, Godard recently debuted his own line of signature slot machines with Aristocrat called “Rockin’ Olives” that can be found in hundreds of casinos across the country and in numerous Las Vegas casinos.

To find out more about the artist and his work, visit www.michaelgodard.com, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Las Vegas Chapter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Presents the First Traveling Hearts of Las Vegas Collection in Partnership with El Cortez Hotel & Casino












The Las Vegas Chapter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Presents  the First Traveling Hearts of Las Vegas Collection in Partnership with El Cortez Hotel & Casino

Ten heart sculptures will be unveiled on Jackie Gaughan Plaza Thursday, Dec. 6 at 12 p.m.

El Cortez Hotel & Casino and the Las Vegas Chapter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have partnered to host the first traveling Hearts of Las Vegasexhibit, featuring a collection of 10 artistic human-heart sculptures, throughout December on El Cortez’s Jackie Gaughan Plaza. To celebrate the exhibit’s launch downtown and kickoff El Cortez’s December First Friday activities, El Cortez and members of the local St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will host an unveiling ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 12 p.m.

Hearts of Las Vegas is a breathtaking exhibit of three-dimensional, five-foot tall heart sculptures crafted by local artists to help bring awareness to the treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening childhood diseases. Each artist created an original design for their hearts, which have each been charitably sponsored by local businesses to help spread awareness and support for the work of St. Jude.

“We are honored to host the first traveling Hearts of Las Vegas exhibit,” said Alexandra Epstein, executive vice president for El Cortez. “This is an amazing program in support of an important cause, and we are proud to be a part of an innovative effort to raise awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

Prior to the formation of the traveling display, the Hearts of Las Vegas were featured individually throughout the streets of Las Vegas. In May 2012, a selection of hearts were auctioned to local individuals at the third annual “Las Vegas Honors St. Jude: An Affair of the Art” event. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the collection benefit the children of St. Jude.

 

About El Cortez Hotel & Casino
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas and celebrates its 71st year of operation in 2012. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont St. and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District.  With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including ten uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010-2011 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The El Cortez casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines.  El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options and is proudly affiliated with the Station Casinos Sports Book. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Paying Slots” in 2012, “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in from 2009-2012; “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2008-2012.  Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez, The Flame Steakhouse – a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals – and The Parlour, featuring an exclusive menu of small plates and live entertainment.  The property’s other amenities include: Subway featuring Seattle’s Best Coffee,  El Cortez Gift Shop, a full-service beauty salon and a barber shop.  For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

Stay up to date with El Cortez Hotel & Casino events and specials on Facebook and Twitter.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting www.stjude.org or following us on www.facebook.com/stjude and www.twitter.com/stjude.

Las Vegas Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show ~ July 7th

 

Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show

A chocolate charity event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

EVENT SPECIFICS:
When: July 7 2012 8pm to Midnight

Where: The Venetian Las Vegas

What: A Chocolate Festival and pastry show featuring the BEST Chocolate and Pastry chef from all around the globe. Along with the #1 wines, spirits, and champagnes

The #1 brands from around the globe come together:
· #1 The world Champion Chocolate Chef & Master Chocolatier
· #1 World Champion Pastry Chef
· #1 World Champion Chocolate Chef
· #1 US Champion Pastry Chef
· #1 the world number one spirit company Patron Spirit Company with their full line of products

Why: To Indulge all your senses and raise funds for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Celebrity Chefs: Jean-Marie Auboine – World Champion Chocolatier, Stephane Treand – World Champion Pastry Chef, US Champion Pastry Chef, Annette Starbuck (Food Network), Carlos Salazar,…

Partial list of participants: Patron Spirit Company, Barry Callebaut, Chocolate Shop Wines, Goodie Girls, Angel Champagne,…

http://sincitychocolatefestival.com

Unveiling of the Las Vegas 2012 Heart Sculptures to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Unveiling of the Las Vegas 2012 Heart Sculptures to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will host the Unveiling of the spectacular Las Vegas 2012 edition of heart sculptures on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at The Park at The Smith Center. This exclusive VIP preview event  will feature the 2012 heart sculptures of Las Vegas, a phenomenal collection of three-dimensional, five-foot tall heart sculptures, each custom created by a local professional artist, creating awareness for the children of St. Jude and our fight against childhood cancer and other pediatric catastrophic disease.
These unique and original pieces of artwork will later be auctioned off exclusively at our Third Annual Las Vegas Honors St. Jude Gala; An Affair of the Art, a dazzling, red-carpet event held on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the Four Seasons Las Vegas that benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information www.stjude.org/lasvegas.
“I am proud to be on a committee for this spectacular event that is raising money for such a worthy institution as St. Jude and to be able to work with so many talented artists,” Said Dorit Schwartz, Co-Chair. This is the only time the entire breath taking 2012 collection will be in one place for the public to view and guests have the opportunity to meet the artists.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.