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Evening of Hope benefits childhood cancer foundation

An Evening of Hope will raise money for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, in Building B on the 16th floor of the World Market Center, 475 S. Grand Central Parkway. The fundraiser will provide support, education, hope and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer and their families in Southern Nevada.

New this year, several of the Candlelighters kids will create a piece of art during the event which will be auctioned during the evening. There also will be a Children’s Art Gallery, which features photography and modern art for sale created by Candlelighters beneficiaries. Each year, Candlelighters recognizes one or more of its beneficiaries with Shine Awards for their courage, strength and spirit in fighting childhood cancer and other companies and individuals for their contribution and support in fighting the disease and efforts to further the Candlelighters mission. The 2016 Childhood Cancer Survivor Award will be presented to 9-year-old Hannah, who was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder and aggressive form of leukemia at age 7. A bone marrow transplant in 2014 was the only cure. Since coming home, she is thriving and back in school.

Other Shine Award honorees include Chris Parker, UNLV academic advisor and assistant professor, Volunteer of the Year; Anthony Woods, Centennial Toyota, Philanthropist of the Year; and Sarah Sauls, RN, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Medical Hero of the Year. Evening of Hope tickets are $75 per person. A limited number of VIP tickets also can be purchased for $150 per person. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, visit candlelightersnv.org/events/evening-of-hope-2/ or contact Kelly Webb at 702-737-1919 or kwebb@candlelightersnv.org.

Fire Fighters donate to Red Cross

The Henderson Professional Fire Fighters Local 1883 has donated $2,500 to the Southern Nevada chapter of the American Red Cross. The contribution will benefit the “Fire Hurts…Red Cross Helps” campaign, which provides assistance to victims who have been displaced from their homes due to fires. The American Red Cross and Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada have joined efforts in the hope of raising $350,000 to be used for families and individuals who are suffering from damages to their home.

 

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