Candlelighters annual Evening of Hope raises $140,000

Candlelighters annual Evening of Hope raises $140,000

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada raised more than $140,000 at its seventh annual Evening of Hope on March 6.

Candlelighters, which provides support, education, hope and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer and their families in Southern Nevada, will use the money to continue to help families of kids with cancer and to send 20 kids to camp.

The 2015 Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Shine Award was presented to honoree Taylor, 8, who was diagnosed with a rare hybrid form of T-cell and B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and is on a waiting list for a bone marrow transplant. Along with Taylor, Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada was honored with the 2015 Candlelighters Shine Award for its commitment to children with life-threatening diseases, including childhood cancer.

Motorcycles &Mutts Poker Run to benefit the Animal Foundation

PT’s Entertainment Group, operators of PT’s, Sierra Gold and Sean Patrick’s taverns, will host the Motorcycles &Mutts Poker Run benefiting the Animal Foundation on April 11.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Sierra Gold, 6515 S. Jones Blvd.. From there, riders will cruise out to the Pahrump Nugget, take a scenic drive through the Red Rock loop on to PT’s Gold, 3770 S. Hualapai Way, then out to Sean Patrick’s Pub &Grill, 11930 Southern Highlands Parkway, before making their final stop at PT’s Ranch, 2430 E. Pebble Road, for a post-run after-party concert, cookout and raffle drawing.

Registration is $35 and a guest can ride along for $10. Participants can enjoy food and drink specials offered at each stop, receive a commemorative pin and bandana, a 50 percent discount on pet adoptions, one raffle ticket and entry into the official after-party.

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Engelstad Family Foundation awards $1.6 million grant to Project 150

The Engelstad Family Foundation awarded a $1.6 million grant to Project 150, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in Southern Nevada and Reno.

The grant will be issued over three years to help support operating expenses and allow for the purchase of an 8,000-square-foot facility housing an office, warehouse and boutique shop at 3600 N. Rancho Drive. The boutique will be stocked with donated clothes for the high school students Project 150 serves.

Friends of Henderson Libraries donates $39,000 to district

The Friends of Henderson Libraries donated $39,000 — the amount raised during the 2014 Library Tree Lane gala — to Henderson Libraries, the highest amount raised at the event since its inception in 2004.

Library Tree Lane is the largest fundraising event hosted by the Friends of Henderson Libraries each year. The annual winter event includes seasonal sales of holiday items and chance drawing tickets, culminating with a gala reception in December.

The gala is attended by more than 500 community and library supporters every year. Proceeds from the event benefit Henderson Libraries’ youth services by providing funds for books and materials for the Tots-to-Teens program.

The Friends of Henderson Libraries meets at 10 a.m. monthly on the fourth Tuesday at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway.

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