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Dentist Offers Money for Halloween Candy

Dentist Offers Money for Halloween Candy

A local dentist wants to buy back all the Halloween candy that has been passed out.

Wagner Dental is offering a $1 for every pound of Halloween candy children bring in. They also get a ticket for a raffle prize. The prizes include an iPod shuffle, gift certificates and a Sonicare toothbrush. The buyback is from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Wagner Dental offices, 2045 Village Circle, near the Summerlin Library.

The candy will not be destroyed. Instead it will be donated to U.S. troops through special care packages organized by Operation Gratitude. Last year, the dental office donated 550 pounds of Halloween candy to the troops. Organizers hope to collect more than 600 pounds this year. 

Kids in Need Get Free Dental Care

Kids in Need Get Free Dental Care

 

Children from across southern Nevada traveled to TPC Summerlin to see a dentist Monday.

The free dental clinic was part of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Golf Tournament. It is the fourth year TeamSmile has put on the event.

About 225 kids in need went to today’s free clinic. For some of the kids, this is the first dentist or hygienist they have seen. Dentists at Monday’s clinic say tooth decay is getting worse which is hurting children’s ability to concentrate.

"We see from baby bottle syndrome where it is rampant decay on the front teeth to rampant decay on the molars where they're having such excruciating pain. It is hard for the kids to take the time and spend time on schoolwork when they're having so much discomfort," Dr. James Frantz with Green Valley Dental Group said.

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.

Fundraisers Scheduled for Man with Rare Cancer

Fundraisers Scheduled for Man with Rare Cancer

A Las Vegas man battling a rare form of cancer needs help raising money to pay for his treatment.

Rob Grimshaw married his high school sweetheart, Amber, and they had two beautiful girls, Joslyn, 8, and Savannah, 2. Soon after the second birth is when the trouble began for Rob.

All the details of Rob's story can be found here, but in short, he has been diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer known as epitheliod sarcoma. Rob's diagnosis is one of eight known cases of the disease in the past 15 years in the United States. Seen in the picture is Rob's arm as he deals with sores from aggressive tumors breaking through his skin.

He has traveled to St. Louis and Salt Lake City seeking treatment, but Grimshaw's cancer does not respond to chemotherapy, so he needs experimental and alternative treatments not covered by insurance.

Rampart, Marriott Team Up for Blood Drive

Rampart, Marriott Team Up for Blood Drive

 

The summer months bring a drop in blood donations, and the Rampart and JW Marriott want to help.

The Rampart Casino and JW Marriott Las Vegas are teaming up to offer a blood drive on July 2 and 3. The drive will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

Twenty-two hospitals and clinics in Southern Nevada and Northern Arizona rely on United Blood Services (UBS) to provide them with a dependable supply of blood in normal circumstances as well as in emergencies when the need is immediate.

Donors are encouraged to log onto www.unitedbloodservices.org and then enter sponsor code: Rampart to make an appointment.  Donors can also call United Blood Services directly at 638-7400.

Get Fit Under The Stars

Get Fit Under The Stars

Yoga enthusiasts can enjoy a class under the stars in the new high-end gym in Summerlin.

Life Time Fitness is offering a yoga class in its outdoor pool area on Wednesday. The event is to coincide with the summer solstice which is the longest period of daylight of the year. The gym's members and guests are encouraged to attend. Mats and towels will be provided but you can bring your own. Members don't have to sign-up in advance to be part of the class.

Life Time Fitness opened in May at Charleston Boulevard and Hualapai Way. It is a massive 200,000 square feet facility with an indoor and outdoor pool, a rock climbing wall plus a full service salon and spa. 

Water Safety Event Targets the Whole Family

Water Safety Event Targets the Whole Family

Parents and kids can enjoy an award-winning water park while learning water safety Saturday.

The message of water safety will take over the YMCA Water Sports Park on Meadows Lane. There will be exhibits, hands-on learning and learn-to-float classes to teach parents and kids how to stay safe around water. 

“Year after year we have seen entire families come to the event eager to learn what they can do to keep everyone safe at their home pools, at public pools and at the lake,” said Joe Vassallo, water safety advocate and president of Paragon Pools. “Exposing all family members to good water safety practices is key to making everyone responsible poolside.”  

The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.