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Hospice Collects Bedding for Animals in Need

 

The Nathan Adelson Hospice is collecting beds and blankets for animals this holiday season.

The hospice is taking in the bedding from now until January 31. The blankets and beds will then be donated to the Lied Animal Shelter, the Dewey Animal Shelter and the Noah’s Ark Shade Tree Animal Shelter.

They are accepting new and gently used blankets, towels and dog beds. Donations can be dropped off at all four of the Adelson Hospice locations.

  • 4141 Swenson Street
  • 3391 N. Buffalo Road
  • 1401 S. Highway 160, Suite B, Pahrump
  • 1201 Nevada State Drive, Henderson

The drive is an extension of the Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies Program at the hospice. The program uses several different kinds of therapies to ease discomfort, including pet therapies. The team of pets and their owners at the program are heading up the collection efforts. 

Robert Marlon Invites Admirers to Art Studio Grand Reveal Benefiting AFAN

Robert Marlon Invites Admirers to Art Studio Grand Reveal Benefiting AFAN

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is partnering with local artist Robert Marlon for the grand reveal of his flagship art studio in Las Vegas on October 15 from 6-8 p.m. Guests are invited to peruse the private gallery and immerse themselves in the extraordinary mixed media paintings and fine art giclees while enjoying live music, complimentary cocktails and appetizers. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated back to AFAN to supplement its ongoing battle of fighting HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.

Join AFAN in celebrating Robert Marlon’s artistic debut as he unveils his premier collection. Marlon has donated a piece of work titled Rainbow’s End to be auctioned during the event, awarding AFAN 100 percent of the sale. In addition, 15 percent of all gross sales of the evening will be donated back to the organization to continue supporting more than 4,000 clients living within the HIV/AIDS community.

Retriever Rescue Holds Reunion

Retriever Rescue Holds Reunion

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada will hold its Reunion Bar-B-Que Fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Doggie District, 3223 N. Rainbow, will host the event. Group-friendly dogs are encouraged to attend, or join us for the BBQ without your dog. Cost is $10 per dog and the people eat free or $10 if you attend without your dog.

Please RSVP the number of people attending to: rescuegolden1@aol.com. Please pay at the door; 100 percent of the proceeds go to the rescue. Please bring folding chairs.  Raffle prize donations are greatly appreciated. Contact rescuegolden1@aol.com if you can help.

 

JDRF of Southern Nevada Kicks Off Pre-Walk Reception

JDRF of Southern Nevada Kicks Off Pre-Walk Reception

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of Southern Nevada held its Walk To Cure Diabetes Corporate Reception on Thursday at Red Rock Country Club.  This was a chance for local businesses and others who are interested in supporting JDRF to find out about the Walk, where the money goes, and the many reasons to get involved.

The 5K Walk (3.2 miles) is scheduled for November 19 on the UNLV campus and could attract close to 4,000 walkers who will have raised money to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes and its complications. One in three children born after the year 2000 will develop some form of diabetes in their lifetime, according to JDRF.

There is no cure for Type 1 (formerly referred to as juvenile diabetes) and you never outgrow it. Type 1 diabetes strikes people at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.

Free School Supplies, Movie at City Event

Free School Supplies, Movie at City Event

 

The City of Las Vegas will host a free back-to-school fair and movie in the park Friday, Aug. 5, in Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

Community vendors will be on hand and kids can play in a jump house. School supplies will be distributed to the first 500 school-age children; children must be present to receive supplies.

Bring blankets or lawn chairs to be more comfortable during the animated family film “Tangled,” which will begin at dusk. Light refreshments will be available while supplies last. The movie and refreshments are sponsored by Smoothie King.

15 Year Old Fighting for Her Life

15 Year Old Fighting for Her Life

A 15-year-old Las Vegas girl knew something was very wrong when she started suffering headaches and nausea but she didn't know that the diagnosis would lead to the fight of her life.

Kassidy Merritt is a sophomore at Centennial High School. She was on the softball and tennis teams plus she played in the chamber orchestra. Even when she was feeling sick she went to softball practice and tried to keep up with her teammates. Soon after starting to feel ill she and her parents received a devastating diagnosis. A rare brain tumor was found her brain stem. To make it even worse the tumor was inoperable. Radiation or chemotherapy would help but her life expectancy was still less than two years.

Restaurant Turns Profits Over to Charity for Troops

Restaurant Turns Profits Over to Charity for Troops

A meal at Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers will help the men and women serving in our military. 

All day Monday 100 percent of the profits from all Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Las Vegas restaurants will go to Soldiers and Families First. Soldiers and Families First is a charity that provides care packages for deployed members of the military around the world. Money from this fundraiser will be used to buy items for the care packages that will then be assembled by Raising Cane employees and families of those serving overseas.

Locations of Raising Cane Chicken Fingers around the valley. Doors open at 9 a.m. closing times vary by location.

  • 4655 W. Charleston Blvd
  • 7550 S. Las Vegas Blvd
  • 1120 E. Flamingo Rd
  • 5660 Centennial Center 
  • 7135 South Rainbow