Fall Into Giving

Two noteworthy organizations raising money in Southern Nevada

united_way_day_of_caring_2016_courtesy_WEBCourtesy of United Way

This is the time of year when Las Vegas shows off its generous spirit and big heart. When Las Vegans volunteer, they go all in and they go big. Check out the work being done for United Way’s Day of Caring and the NF Hope concert.

Community Building

More than 1,000 volunteers from 23 local nonprofits and 16 schools gathered at Town Square on September 30 for United Way of Southern Nevada’s Day of Caring. Volunteers planted gardens, beautified schools, created murals and assembled dental kits.

United Way fosters social and positive change for Southern Nevada’s most vulnerable populations. Communities benefit from the organization’s focus on education, health and income. To learn how you can be a part of the change, visit UWSN.org.

Stars to Fill the Stage

Some of Las Vegas’ prominent headliners will entertain audiences at the sixth annual NF Hope Concert on October 23 at the Palazzo.

Jeff Leibow of Jersey Boys fame, along with Clint Holmes, Gordie Brown and Susan Anton, come together to raise money and awareness for the Neurofibromatosis Network and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. The group is dedicated to helping families and individuals living with the genetic disorder, which causes tumors to grow on nerve tissue.

“Every year we are overwhelmed by the incredible generosity of this town’s headliners,” Leibow says. “There are no words to properly express our gratitude.”

Leibow’s daughter, Emma, was diagnosed with the condition when she was an infant. The performer and his wife, Melody, planned the concert as they learned more about the devastating effects of the disorder that 100,000 Americans are living with, making NF more common than familiar disorders such as cystic fibrosis.

Since its inception in 2011, the event has raised over $350,000 for neurofibromatosis research and advocacy.

The concert will also feature American Idol finalist Jasmine Trias, Ben Stone, Reckless in Vegas and cast members from BAZ: Star-Crossed Love. Plus, a final farewell will be made to Jersey Boys, Las Vegas’
longest-running Broadway musical.

The event also features a silent auction, which is already open online at NFHope.Auction-Bid.org. Tickets are $59-$149 and are available at Palazzo.com