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 to

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.

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.

Cycle for a Cause at Life Time Summerlin’s Ride for a Reason!

 

Working out is better when it’s for a great cause! Life Time Summerlin is gearing up for its fifth annual Ride for a Reason, an exciting four-hour cycling relay to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Cyclists will have the chance to create a team and raise money through their personalized St. Jude fundraising website. Funds raised go towards St. Jude and its mission to ensure that families affected by childhood cancer receive as much financial support as possible. A portion of the funds also benefits the Life Time Foundation, which aims to improve the quality of school meals and provides financial assistance to school districts in need of capital equipment, staff training, marketing, education and more.

Members and non-members alike are invited to participate, but spots are filling up quickly! Anyone can register online at stjude.org/rideforareason.

 

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

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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Photos: El Cortez Hotel & Casino and The Las Vegas Chapter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Launch the First Traveling Hearts of Las Vegas Collection












El Cortez Hotel & Casino and The Las Vegas Chapter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Launch the First Traveling Hearts of Las Vegas Collection

On Thursday afternoon, El Cortez Hotel & Casino Executive Vice President Alexandra Epstein and representatives from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Dorit Schwartz and Lainie Strouse, unveiled the first traveling Hearts of Las Vegascollection at El Cortez’s Jackie Gaughan Plaza.

The 10 artistic human-heart sculptures have been crafted by local artists and will remain on display in the Jackie Gaughan Plaza for the next two months. The exhibit will not only act as a breathtaking art installation, but it will also help bring awareness to the work of St. Jude and their continued support for the treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening childhood diseases.

After thanking the representatives of St. Jude for bestowing this honor upon El Cortez, Epstein introduced Schwartz and Strouse, who each offered an encouraging message of hope and gracious support while sharing St. Jude’s mission. Having the opportunity to use an innovative platform such as the Hearts of Las Vegas has allowed St. Jude to spread their message the local community.

To conclude the unveiling ceremony, Schwartz and Strouse gifted Epstein and El Cortez with a heart sculpture to remain permanently on the Jackie Gaughan Plaza.

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 benefited the children of St. Jude.

Credit:  J. Rick Martin

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.