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Cafe Launching 'Coffee for a Cure'

Cafe Launching 'Coffee for a Cure'

A café at Tivoli Village is launching a new way to raise money to fight cancer.

Leone Café will launch Coffee for a Cure starting March 20. The café will donate 25 cents from every large coffee and espresso beverage purchased to the Nevada Cancer Institute. The project will go on every Tuesday through the end of the year.

Leone Café is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The café hopes to help researchers get one step closer to a cure with every large cup of coffee purchased.

Law Enforcement Serves Barbecue for Special Olympics


Police from around southern Nevada are trading in their handcuffs for menus to benefit the Special Olympics Nevada

Officers from several different agencies will be serving as waiters at Famous Dave’s BBQ restaurants Friday. The money raised during the event will benefit the athletes in the Special Olympics. The Tip A Cop service is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then again from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Here is a list of which agencies will be working at which restaurants:

Free Pancakes Tuesday at Local IHOP Restaurants

Free Pancakes Tuesday at Local IHOP Restaurants

IHOP will serve up free pancakes throughout the valley Tuesday, with the hope diners will donate to charity in return.

For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP will offer a free short stack of its buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

For every short stack served, customers are asked to make a donation. Donations made at IHOPs in the Las Vegas area will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ program at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals.

Miss Nevada Alana Lee will be on hand from 7 to 11 a.m. to flip and serve pancakes to guests at IHOP at 7490 S. Las Vegas Blvd in Las Vegas.

Other available locations include:

Dress for Success Sends Out an "S.O.S."


A local group that helps underprivileged women acquire business suits is readying for a major annual drive.

Dress for Success Southern Nevada, an affiliate of the international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women, is participating in S.O.S. – Send One Suit – Weekend® taking place Thursday, March 1 - Sunday, March 4.

“This annual campaign encourages women nationwide to donate one new or nearly-new interview suit to help another woman enter the workforce and take charge of her life,” said Paige Candee, Dress for Success Southern Nevada founder. “These donations will greatly help women in southern Nevada to achieve self sufficiency.”

Chef Offers Free Meals to Cancer Patients, Survivors

Chef Offers Free Meals to Cancer Patients, Survivors


A prominent local chef who survived a fight with cancer is offering free meals to people who share his experience.

The Southern Nevada office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has teamed up with Chef Marcus Scrizzi, owner of Chef Marc's Parma Pastavino & Deli, 7591 W. Washington Ave, to provide free holiday meals to cancer patients and survivors from now until Dec. 31.

“Chef Marc”, a survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma, decided to offer the meals to patients and recovering cancer survivors as a gift for the holiday season.

“The reason I want to do this is because it feels right and I want these people to know someone is thinking about them and wants to put a small check on the positive side of their negative situation,” Scrizzi said.

"Layaway Angels" Create Christmas Magic

"Layaway Angels" Create Christmas Magic

What started as one woman's memorial to her husband has blossomed into a national altruistic movement spanning several states.

Dozens of anonymous donors paid off strangers' layaway accounts at local Kmart stores. More than 65  Las Vegas residents’ Kmart layaway accounts contained a handwritten note that merely read, "Happy Holidays from a friend."  Their accounts were paid almost entirely in full. 

It started with one woman in Omaha, Nebraska.  "Remember Ben," she said, as she paid off the balances of dozens of Kmart customer's layaway account balances.  "Ben" was the name of her recently-deceased husband. 

Aquae Sulis Spreads Festive Cheer with 12 Days of Giving Dec. 5- 16

Aquae Sulis Spreads Festive Cheer with 12 Days of Giving Dec. 5- 16

‘Tis the season to give with Aquae Sulis as the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa hosts “12 Days of Giving,” a holiday fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds benefitting local charities Monday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 16.

Aquae Sulis’ “12 Days of Giving” encourages guests to share a day of relaxation and pampering at the spa by purchasing gift certificates for their loved ones this holiday season. Ten percent of all sales over $50 will be dedicated to participating local charities and non-profit organizations serving the Las Vegas community.

The following organizations are participating in the event: