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Tony Hawk On Board for Skate Park Fundraiser

Tickets are expensive at $400 per person, though the event is for charity.

It may be a tough ticket in these tough economic times, but Saturday's Stand Up For Skate Parks event in the amphitheater at Red Rock Resort will help ensure that kids in need have a little something extra to keep them busy.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Lights Up Night

 

A Las Vegas park will light up in memory of loved ones lost to leukemia or lymphoma.

The Remembrance Ceremony will be part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk event. Corporate teams, friends and family, individuals and retail partners will walk through Kellogg Zaher Park, 7901 W. Washington Avenue, in support of the society’s effort to find a cure for blood cancers.

The event starts at 5 p.m. Saturday. The Remembrance Ceremony will be at 6 p.m. and the walk will start at 6:30 p.m. Participants will carry illuminated balloons: white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost.

The walk is a fundraiser for the society. Those who have donated more than $100 to the cause will be designated Champions For Cures. They will be given special T-shirts and a wristband, which entitles them to food and beverages at Saturday’s event. The money raised will go towards research and for support efforts. 

Clinic Offers Free Care

The tough economy has left a lot of Las Vegans without health insurance. A local group is stepping in to the fill the gap.

The Community Care Clinic offers free health care treatments. The clinic is open the first and third Friday of each month. It offers a variety of medical services for those who can’t afford it. People can get free referrals to specialty care, free laboratory tests and free prescription drug assistance. The clinic also works with Wal-Mart and CVS Pharmacies for prescription vouchers. The clinic does not require people to prove they can't afford care but would like only the truly needy to use the services.

The clinic is at 1015 S. Cimarron Road. It accepts walk-in patients from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the first and third Friday of each month. The Southern Nevada Community Foundation sponsors the Community Care Clinic.

For more information, call the Community Care Clinic at (702) 485-3603. 

Cupcake Shop Offers Special for Breast Cancer Awareness

 

The Cupcakery is remembering Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a special cupcake and fundraiser.

The cupcake shop’s two stores are offering the Tickle Me Pink cupcake. The shops will donate $1 from purchase of the specialty cake from now until the end of the month. The money will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliate in southern Nevada.

The Cupcakery has a shop at 9680 S. Eastern Avenue and at 7175 W. Lake Mead Boulevard.

Station Casinos Turns Pink for October

Station Casinos Turns Pink for October

 

Station Casinos is going pink this month to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Restaurants at several of the company’s casinos will be offering dessert treats in pink with money raised going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southern Nevada. Some of the desserts available at all Grand Cafes include pink and white chocolate caramel apples, pink ribbon éclairs, strawberry shortcake and fresh fruit tarts.

Red Rock Resort in Summerlin is offering special Pink Sampler Platters on the dessert menus at T-Bones Chophouse, Terra Rossa Italian and Hachi.

As part of the pink campaign, this past weekend 11 Station Casinos’ properties set up pink blackjack tables with winnings from that tables going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Race Starts at Sunset

Runners and walkers will be taking to the streets for the first ever Team Challenge Sunset Rock N’ Run event Saturday at Bruce Trent Park at the corner of Vegas Drive and Rampart Boulevard.

More than 300 people have signed up to either walk one mile or run a 5k/10k race as a fundraiser for the Las Vegas Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. The race is unique because it starts at 6:36 p.m., which is sunset.

The runners will get timing, a finisher medal, a raffle ticket and a t-shirt. The raffle includes vacation packages to Lake Tahoe and Laughlin. The finish line will feature a festival-like atmosphere with a live band and food vendors. 

Mosaic Salon Planning Haircut-A-Thon To Raise Funds For Kids Facing Cancer

Mosaic Salon on Sahara Avenue is once again hosting a Haircut-a-Thon to raise money for children facing cancer.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will include haircuts, manicures and pedicures. All stylists and nail technicians have agreed to donate their time so that all the funds raised will go toward the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. Haircuts are $25, blowdrys are $25, pedicures are $25 and manicures are $15.

Last year's event raised more than $3,000. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 732-0232 or via email at info@cure4thekids.org. Mosaic Salon is located at 8320 W Sahara Avenue, between Durango and Cimarron.