14th Annual Runnin’ for the House Raised More Than $75K for Families Who Depend on Ronald McDonald House Charities®

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Runnin’ for the House 5K Run & Family Fun Walk, presented by McDonald’s of Greater Las Vegas, raised more than $75,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas. The amount raised far surpassed the fundraising goal thanks to the Las Vegas community coming together on Saturday, April 28th, to support families with hospitalized children. Carrot Top and Captain America led more than 1,000 runners and walkers in warm up exercises to start the morning off. Mahsa Saeidi of Channel 13 kept the crowd entertained throughout the event, while 97.1 The Point provided music for all to rock out to. Participants also enjoyed a McDonald’s pancake breakfast, UFC kids activity zone complete with a rock wall and face painting, and awards.

The Red Shoe Society, a young professionals group that supports the House, made a big splash in this event by leading the way as our top fundraising team. Southwest Medical Part of OptumCare returned with the largest running team. Lexus of Las Vegas provided a beautiful red sedan to lead runners around the course, while NV Energy participants also volunteered their time before the race to make sure everything was in tip top shape. Lastly, Hanratty Law Group joined as a sponsor for the first time and sure knew how to #RockTheSocks!

Special thanks to all of our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor – McDonald’s of Greater Las Vegas Gold Medal Sponsor – UFC Silver Medal Sponsors – Hanratty Law Group, Southwest Medical Part of OptumCare, Lexus of Las Vegas, and NV Energy School Spirit Sponsors – McDonald’s Rocky Mountain Region and Sutherland Global Team Spirit Sponsors – The Siegel Group, Coca-Cola, Iron Mountain, The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank, Vector Media, and Southwest Airlines

Other generous partners and donors: Lotus Broadcasting, CPR Tent and Events, Rugged Oaks Investment, Clark County School District, Kindred Hospital, LVAC, and Creamies

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas is a non-profit, 501c3 organization that provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive medical treatment for their children. RMHC of Greater Las Vegas also creates and supports programs that directly benefit children and families in the greater Las Vegas area.

Pinot’s Palette is Partnering with The Shade Tree Women & Children’s Shelter

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Pinot’s Palette is Partnering with The Shade Tree Women & Children’s Shelter for Month Long Icon Drive

WHO:              Pinot’s Palette and The Shade Tree Women & Children’s Shelter

WHAT:            Pinot’s Palette is partnering with The Shade Tree Women & Children’s Shelter to participate in a paper icon sales campaign collecting monetary donations starting at $1 to benefit the shelter. Guests who make a donation of $5 or more will receive a $10 gift card to any Pinot’s Palette sip and paint studio. Shade Tree paper icons can be purchased at any three of the Pinot’s Palette locations as a direct donation to the charity. Purchases are not necessary for a donation.

 WHEN:            June 1 – July 1, 2017

WHERE:           Pinot’s Palette paint and sip studios:

-The District at Green Valley Ranch: 2260 Village Walk Dr., Ste. 104 Henderson, NV 89052                   

-Town Square Las Vegas: 6587 Las Vegas Blvd., South, Ste. 175 Las Vegas, NV 89119

-Boca Park: 1000 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 10 Las Vegas, NV 89145

WHY:               For more than 25 years, The Shade Tree has been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence and crisis in the Las Vegas Valley. As the largest and only 24-hour accessible shelter of its kind in Nevada, The Shade Tree provides help, healing and hope to more than 6,000 women, children and their pets each year. 100% of all donation proceeds will go directly to support The Shade Tree Women & Children’s shelter.

CONTACT:       For media inquiries, please email Raquel Sanchez at raquel@theferrrarogroup.com

For The Shade Tree inquiries, email Zakeisha Jones at zjones@theshadetree.org

                       

ABOUT THE SHADE TREE WOMEN & CHILDREN’S SHELTER

For over 25 years The Shade Tree, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence and crisis in the Las Vegas valley. As the only organization with an animal shelter on campus, named Noah’s Animal House, The Shade Tree brings families together with their pets and connects them with assistance and services. The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in Nevada and is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada. With 364 permanent beds, The Shade Tree provides over 6,000 women and children safe shelter each year. To learn more about how you can support The Shade Tree, please call (702) 385-0072 or visit www.theshadetree.org.  For the latest news and events on The Shade Tree follow them at https://www.facebook.com/TheShadeTreeLV or Twitter and Instagram @ShadeTreeVEGAS.

ABOUT PINOT’S PALETTE

Pinot’s Palette is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience – a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people and bond with friends. With more than 180 locations open or under development across 35 states and Canada, and new locations popping up monthly, Pinot’s Palette is the world’s fastest growing paint and sip franchise. Guests enjoy a no-skills-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. By bringing fun, modern and creative ideas to their events, Pinot’s Palette curates a unique, rewarding experience while providing a worthwhile contribution to the community. For more information, visit  www.PinotsPalette.com.

 

 

Smith’s to Raise Funds for Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Children’s Unit

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Smith’s Food & Drug stores has launched its sixth annual fundraising campaign to benefit the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation Charity Care Program and its Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals pediatric unit at the Siena campus. Smith’s customers are invited to join store associates in fundraising efforts throughout Southern Nevada and Northern Arizona, including Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite, Pahrump, Fort Mohave, Kingman, Lake Havasu and Bullhead.

Customers will be asked to make a donation at the check stands through May 27, and any change dropped into the check stand coin boxes will be added to the effort.  The funds raised are a combination of efforts between associates, customers and Smith’s corporate gifts. The contributions are being used to assist families struggling to pay their child’s medical costs after trauma or serious illness.

“To date, Smith’s has donated $1.7 million to support the children’s unit at the hospital. By helping St. Rose heal the children of the Las Vegas community, we are helping our customers’ who need our support,” said Smith’s vice president public affairs Marsha Gilford.

Smith’s has a long history of supporting children’s hospitals.  In the 1940s, company founder Dee Smith collected pennies and delivered them to the nearby children’s hospital.  Since 2002, Smith’s associates, suppliers and customers have contributed more than $14.5 million for children’s charity care throughout Smith’s seven western states of operation.

About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals location in southern Nevada and 100 percent of every dollar raised stays in the community to provide pediatric equipment, charity care and health education for children treated at St. Rose. To learn more about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ partnership with St. Rose, visit www.supportstrose.org.

About Smith’s Food & Drug Stores

Smith’s is a division of the Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), the nation’s largest traditional retail grocer. From its division office in Salt Lake City, Smith’s 17,500 associates serve customers in 138 stores throughout seven western states. For more information, please visit www.smithsfoodanddrug.com. Smith’s operates 35 stores in Southern Nevada and 4 in northern Arizona.in 2016, $2.3 million in food and funds was donated in Smith’s name to nonprofit organizations in Nevada

Southwest Gas Donates More Than $100,000 to Catholic Charities

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Southwest Gas recently presented a check of $100,554 to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) as part of its 2017 Fuel For Life Campaign, which provides direct financial support to area nonprofits. The funds, raised by Southwest Gas employees, will help CCSN’s suite of 20 programs, including Meals on Wheels, Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry and both day and evening shelters.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of Southwest Gas and their shared vision of providing help and hope to Southern Nevada’s less fortunate,” said Deacon Tom Roberts, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. “This donation will assist the more than 100,000 men, women and children who utilize our services every year.”

For more information about Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, please visit www.catholiccharities.com.

 

ABOUT CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
For 76 years, the mission of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada  has been to serve those in need – the most vulnerable, regardless of race, religion or creed. Today, through the support and generosity of foundations, grants, organizations and individual donors, Catholic Charities continues to operate programs, often with shoestring budgets, to meet the incredible needs of so many, in so many areas. These five categories – Family Services, Food Services, Senior Services, Immigration and Refugee Services, and Homeless and Housing Services – are providing a wide range of human services and support, from infants to seniors. Programs such as the Emergency Shelter, Meals on Wheels Senior Nutrition and Adoption Services are lifelines for those in need. Catholic Charities is a community resource that offers help and hope and restores a sense of dignity as it strives to meet the diverse needs of the more than 100,000 clients we serve every year.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST GAS
Southwest Gas Corporation provides safe and reliable natural gas service to more than 1.9 million customers in Arizona, California and Nevada.

Ride On For Red Nose Day Concludes 400-Mile Bike Ride in Las Vegas

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WHAT: Coinciding with National Bike Month and to bring a new way for

individuals and groups to fundraise for Red Nose Day, Walgreens and

PeopleForBikes are powering the first Ride On For Red Nose Day

Challenge and hosting a fundraising bike ride from Santa Barbara to Las

Vegas. The riders conclude their 400-mile journey at a special rider rally

in front of the Walgreens store by MGM.

WHO: Professional cyclists and experienced riders are pedaling together to

raise awareness and tens of thousands of dollars for this important

charity, which helps combat child poverty by funding programs that keep

kids safe, healthy and educated.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 5:30PM

Culmination celebration as cyclists complete their 400-mile journey.

Elected officials, local leaders, Walgreens executives and

PeopleForBikes leaders, representatives from Las Vegas food bank

Three Square, a Children’s Health Fund doctor, and professional cyclists

will be in attendance. Brief remarks at 5:45 PM. Photo and interview

opportunities available.

WHERE: Walgreens Store #4763

3765 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

DETAILS: Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015 with a mission to raise

money and awareness to end child poverty and has raised more than $60

million to date for the cause. Money raised for the campaign goes to the

Red Nose Day Fund, which supports programs that keep children in need

safe, healthy and educated. Red Nose Day Fund grant recipient

organizations in Las Vegas include Feeding America’s Three Square

Food Bank. Walgreens is the exclusive retailer of the Red Nose. Last

year, four Walgreens stores in Las Vegas were the top fundraisers of the

8,000-plus stores participating in the Red Nose Day campaign.

MEDIA: Photo and interview opportunities available prior to and during the event.

Visuals on May 3 include cyclists with Red Noses, riders pedaling along

Las Vegas Blvd, Children’s Health Fund Mobile Unit with giant Red Nose.

For scheduling or questions, please contact:

Julie Walburn

jwalburn@redrockstrategies.com

(702) 240-2001 (office)

(702) 498-7365 (mobile)

For more information visit www.rideon4rednoseday.org.

April 28: Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Honors Heart Of Hope Nominees

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WHAT:

In recognition of 76 years of giving help and hope to our community, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada will celebrate its seventh annual Heart of Hope Luncheon fundraiser.

Heart of Hope 2017 will place a special awareness on Meals on Wheels, a program Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has administered in Las Vegas since 1975. Meals on Wheels feeds 2,100 seniors weekly, but due to a budget shortfall, 900 remain on the waiting list.

This year’s recipients of the Heart of Hope Award will be the Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation and MGM Resorts Foundation. The program will include a luncheon and awards presentation. This event is open to the public. All ticket sales and sponsorships will benefit Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s suite of programs, including Meals on Wheels. Tickets may be purchased online at catholiccharities.com.

WHO:

Deacon Tom Roberts

President and CEO, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

WHEN:

April 28, 2017

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

Summerlin Ballroom

11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89135

MEDIA:

Media will have the opportunity to obtain b-roll of the luncheon and award presentation. Interviews available upon request.

CONTACT:

Evan Korn

BRAINTRUST

(516) 510-6014

Evan.Korn@braintrustagency.com

13th Annual Runnin’ for the House 5K & Family Fun Walk

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Get ready to run with our families, Ronald McDonald, and Carrot Top!

What: Runnin’ for the House certified 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk

Presented by McDonald’s of Greater Las Vegas, this Run features a certified 5k course, a past family sharing their story, McDonald’s pancake breakfast, booth expo, children’s activities, striped socks to wear, and a great raffle. Meet and greets with Carrot Top, as well as House and Care Mobile tours, will be available.

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017         7 am Registration | 8 am Race

Where: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas 2323 Potosi Street, Las Vegas, NV 89146

Cost: Adults – $30; Children (5-17 years) – $20; Teams of 10 or more – $20 per registrant All – $40 on race day | All participants receive red & white striped socks to wear at Run

Exercising and raising money for a wonderful cause has never been more fun! Join us at our Run to hear a family speak about how the Ronald McDonald House has impacted their life, warm up for the run/walk with Ronald McDonald, and actually run with Carrot Top himself! There are activities for the entire family to enjoy including the kids’ activity zone, plus a free McDonald’s pancake breakfast. Steph Mackenzie of 97.1 The Point will entertain the crowd throughout the morning leading up to the awards for each age division ranging from 5-70+ for our competitive timed runners.

“I can’t think of a more rewarding way to start your day,” said Alyson McCarthy, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas. “It’s going to be a beautiful Spring morning, so why not bring the whole family out for some fresh air and fun to help our families at the Ronald McDonald House.”

Runnin’ for the House 2017 is presented by McDonald’s of Greater Las Vegas. Silver Medal Sponsors include Lexus of Las Vegas, NV Energy, and Southwest Medical Part of Optum Care. Our Media Sponsor is 97.1 The Point, while Expert Global Solutions, Iron Mountain, and The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank are the Team Spirit Sponsors. The School Spirit Sponsor is McDonald’s Rocky Mountain Region. Thank you sponsors!

About Ronald McDonald House Charities: Believing that every child deserves a safe and supportive place to grow, Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas creates and supports programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children in our community. We fulfill our mission by providing a home-away-from-home at the Ronald McDonald House® for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive critical medical treatment for their children, and manage programs that service the immediate needs of children and families in our community. For more information on RMHC of Greater Las Vegas, visit www.rmhlv.org.

Nathan Adelson Hospice Receives $100,000 Donation

By | Fundraiser, Philanthropy/Giving, Press Releases, Recent Releases

Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s largest non-profit hospice, today announced an exclusive $100,000 sponsorship donation from William T. and Susan Walters for this year’s “Serenades of Life – Doctors in Concert” fundraiser. The annual event, being held Oct. 20 at The Smith Center, will feature various musical performances, including from those in the local medical community. The fundraiser raises both awareness and monies for the Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies Program at Nathan Adelson Hospice.

In 1988, William or Billy T. Walters founded The Walters Group, a Las Vegas-based holding company. He was named one of In Business Las Vegas’ “20 Most Influential Men” and was a 2013 inductee of the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame. His donation will help fund the Serenades of Life event, which supports the hospice’s Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies program. This program improves the quality of life for the hospice’s patients and loved ones, and eases emotional and physical discomfort. Patients and their loved ones may request various therapies such as Pet Therapy, Reiki Energy Work, Massage Therapy, Art Therapy, Reflexology, and Aromatherapy.

“We rely on generous donations, like this one from The Walters Group, to keep our organization’s programs strong,” said Carole Fisher, president and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “We are thrilled to have them as our presenting sponsor for this year’s Serenades of Life – Doctors in Concert event.”

For more information on tickets and sponsorships, call Stephanie Forbes at Nathan Adelson Hospice at 702-938-3910.

 About Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for almost 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community.  In 1983 Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care. The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence for comprehensive end of life care.  Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.

The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit www.nah.org.

Evening of Hope, A Culinary Experience Benefitting Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada

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Three-year-old cancer survivor and other supporters honored

Childhood cancer survivors to create artwork to be auctioned

Selections from top Las Vegas restaurants, beautiful and heart-warming children’s art, great silent and live auction prizes, and good friends combine to shine the spotlight on helping children and families affected by cancer. An Evening of Hope will be Friday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m., overlooking the city in the Worldview venue on the 16th Floor, Building B at the World Market Center, located at 475 S. Grand Central Pkwy.

The epicurean-style experience and cocktail reception fundraiser will raise money for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. The nonprofit provides quality of life programs, emotional support and financial assistance for children and their families affected by childhood cancer in Southern Nevada.

The Evening of Hope features complimentary cocktails, wine and select menu items and creations from local restaurants and specialty food providers. To date, participants include: Anise Tapas, Capital Grille, Honey Salt, Cut and Taste, Del Frisco’s Steak House, Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria, DW Bistro, Hash House A Go Go, Paymon’s Mediterranean Grill, Popcornopolis, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and Ragin’ Cajun Cookin’ featured on “MasterChef”. Beverage partners are Breakthru Beverage, Ellis Island Casino & Brewery and Back Bar USA.

New this year, featured artist Kitos Lucero collaborated with 3-year-old King Magana, a cancer survivor, Candlelighters beneficiary and Evening of Hope honoree, to create a graffiti masterpiece for the live auction. There also will be a Children’s Art Gallery featuring photography and modern art for sale created by Magana and other Candlelighters beneficiaries, from toddlers to 21-year-olds.  

Each year, Candlelighters recognizes one or more of its beneficiaries with Shine Awards for their courage, strength and spirit in fighting childhood cancer and other companies and individuals for their contribution and support in fighting the disease and efforts to further the Candlelighters mission.

The 2017 Childhood Cancer Survivor Award will be presented to Magana. In early 2016, he was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, cancer of the eye. Immediately after diagnosis, he underwent intensive chemotherapy which led him to eventually lose his right eye. Fortunately, Magana was very responsive to treatment and is now in a maintenance regimen). He will continue to have monthly out-of-state check-ups to monitor his progress. Magana has shown tremendous resilience and will not let cancer get in his way. He loves to play with his siblings, action figures and art.

Other Shine Award honorees include: Rhona Myers, Volunteer of the Year; Mark Lindsey, The Revolution FMO, Philanthropist of the Year; and Desert Cab, Medical Hero of the Year. 

Evening of Hope tickets are available now for $75 per person. A limited number of VIP tickets also can be purchased for $150 per person and include a special section with a private bar and passed hors d’oeuvres. For more information, tickets or sponsorship opportunities, visit http://candlelightersnv.org/events/evening-of-hope-3/ or contact Kelly Webb at 702-737-1919 or kwebb@candlelightersnv.org

To make Evening of Hope possible, Candlelighters has partnered with local businesses for monetary, in-kind and other support. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Cure 4 the Kids are the Hope Partners; and Strength Partners are Colliers International, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Links for Life Foundation, Purdue Marion & Associates, Southwest Gas Corporation and World Market Center. Shining Star Partners are, Cragin & Pike Insurance and Summerlin Hospital Medical Center.

About Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada is the first and oldest nonprofit organization in Nevada serving children, from birth to 21 years old, and families coping with childhood cancer.  Its mission is to provide emotional support, quality of life programs, and financial assistance for children and their families affected by childhood cancer. Since its establishment 37 years ago, Candlelighters has helped thousands of families, and now serves 200 families each month and as many as 600 children (diagnosed child and sibling combined) per year. For information, visit www.candlelightersnv.org.       

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The 7TH Annual KLIP IT FOR KIDZ Benefits Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation

By | Charity Organizations, Events, Fundraiser

LAS VEGAS  – Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF), in partnership with Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN),  present the 7th annual Klip It for Kidz fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in the center park area at Town Square Las Vegas. NCCF invites local businesses, children and individuals to raise money for critically ill children in Southern Nevada as well as for local schools and sports groups. Last year, more than $40,000 in pledges was raised and more than 85 heads were shaved, collecting 92 hair donations and pony tails.

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