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DJs for PJs Fun Run planned for Saturday

An event that collects pajamas for kids in need across the Las Vegas valley is now expanding to include its first ever fun run.

The DJs for PJs nonprofit will host its first Pajama Fun Run Saturday at the Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex. The run will be a chance to collect more money and donations for the cause.

During annual collection, local disc jockeys collect pajamas for children that are getting help from local charities, including Catholic Charities, Child Haven and St. Jude's Ranch for Children.

The event will include a 5K and a 1-mile walk. Registration for the walk starts at 8 a.m. Local DJs will be stationed throughout the race course encouraging participants and broadcasting the event live.

For more information, go to djsforpjs.org

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Set for Saturday

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Set for Saturday

Breast cancer survivors and community members will be walking together Saturday to celebrate efforts made against the disease.

The American Cancer Society is hosting its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser walk at the JW Marriot Las Vegas Resort and Spa at 8 a.m.

The non-competitive walk will involve thousands of survivors, family, friends and volunteers to celebrate those who have battled breast cancer, to communicate awareness of early detection and to raise money to find cures and programs for cancer patients.

To sign up for the walk or to make a donation, go to strideslasvegas.com or call (702) 891-9019.

In Nevada, nearly 1,800 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and more than 360 will die from the disease. 

Salon Hosts Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Survivors

Salon Hosts Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Survivors

A local salon is holding a event to raise awareness about the important of oral health for breast cancer patients.

Square Salon, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road, will be holding a benefit for Smiles for Survivors Saturday, Oct. 5.

The event starts at 2 p.m. Participants will get a chance to get a blow out with conditioning treatments, along with champagne and hors d'oeuvres. That part of the event ends at 6 p.m.

From 7 to 11 p.m., there will be cocktails, food, silent auction and live entertainment.

People interested in the event can get tickets that include admission to the party, a blow out and conditioning treatment for $65. For admission to just the evening cocktail party, tickets are $40.

Tickets can be purchased at Square Salon (702) 255-7050, or Hillcrest Dental (702) 395-1088.

Flag Tour Sets Off from Las Vegas with a Roar

A parade of thunderous motorcycles made its way through Las Vegas to raise money for injured veterans.

Fifty thunderous Harley-Davidsons and six motorcycle police escorts roared into Red Rock Harley Davidson to honor injured military veterans on Monday.

Read more in the Las Vegas Sun.

Charity Cycling Tour to Stop in Las Vegas

Charity Cycling Tour to Stop in Las Vegas

The philanthropy arm of a national fraternity will bring a national charity cycling tour to Las Vegas.

Three dozen cyclists participating in Journey of Hope will visit Las Vegas June 19-20 as a stop on their 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities.

The team will arrive at noon June 19 at Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. City representatives will present a proclamation from Mayor Carolyn Goodman. Team members will participate in a wheelchair basketball demonstration with local athletes, present a disability-awareness puppet show and make a bicycle safety presentation for summer campers at the center.

Donuts Day to Raise Money for Salvation Army

Donuts Day to Raise Money for Salvation Army

National Donut Day is a chance for people to enjoy a fried treat and help a charity that does so much for southern Nevada.

Pink Box Doughnuts, 7531 West Lake Mead Boulevard, will donate a percentage of their Friday sales to The Salvation Army.

The shop opens at 6 a.m. and will be giving until its last doughnut of the day is gone.

Pink Box Doughnuts opened in 2012. It offers a variety of traditional favorites and treats with a modern twist, like the Fat Elvis, which is a peanut butter cream filled doughnut topped with banana slices and chocolate.

The Salvation Army actually started National Donut Day during the Great Depression as a way to raise money and bring awareness to its efforts.