Charity Events

Candlelighters’ 19th Annual 5K & One Mile Race

Posted by mhurston on August 19, 2009
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Fall is right around the corner and so is Candlelighters’ 19th Annual 5K & One Mile Race For Our Kids event!  The event will be held on Saturday, September 12th at Exploration Park in Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community. Need directions? Click here for a map. To show our support for the event and cause, a team has been put together named Links For Life.

We invite you to join our team as an individual or as a family and/or make a donation if you wish.  Please visit and scroll down to the button titled “Click Here To Register” > “Join A Team” > Links For Life > then enter & submit your information.  Please note, if you would like a t-shirt, please check the box under “Additional Fees” – they are $5.00.  Any level of participation is welcome – some of us will be walking and others running, so join us in a fun, outdoor event because kids can’t fight cancer alone!

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Nevada Community Learning Centers Wine Experience

Posted by mhurston on July 07, 2009
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Nevada Community Learning Centers Wine Experience @ Vino 100 Las Vegas, July 31, 2009
7220 W. Azure # 120 LV, NV 89130
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Tickets are $35.00 each

Raffle- Private Wine tasting party for 15

Tickets are sold in advance, sorry no tickets will be sold at the door.

To purchase tickets, please contact Nevada Community Learning Centers @ 870-7201
All proceeds will benefit At-risk preschool aged children

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Candlelighters & Memphis Barbeque Promotion

Posted by mhurston on May 19, 2009
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To all my Candlelighters Friends & Families,
Memphis Championship Barbeque is giving back to the community with their Que for A Cause.  They have selected Candlelighters as their charity of choice for May.  Stop by any of their three restaurants this month.  Also, on Wednesday, May 27th from the hours of 3:00 pm until close, partial proceeds from all dine-in restaurant sales will be given to Candlelighters, from all three restaurants.  We need your support more than ever! Stop by Memphis, have a great dinner and help a great cause!  Email me if you have any questions.

Thank you for supporting Candlelighters,
Melissa Cipriano
Three Store locations:
On Rainbow, 2 blocks south of Charleston
On Warm Springs, 1 block west of Eastern Ave.
4379 Las Vegas Boulevard

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Links for Life a Success!

Posted by mhurston on May 08, 2009
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Colliers International – Las Vegas recently hosted another successful Links for Life charity golf tournament. The charities annual event is a giving project of Colliers International, which raises funds that the Links for Life Foundation distributes to charitable projects throughout the year.

The thirty-one foursome field played the exceptional Bear’s Best golf course in 5 hours, and the post tournament luncheon and auction were well attended.  “3 participants flew in from Northern California, and a Grubb and Ellis broker drove in from Newport Beach, California to attend the event,” said Keith Cubba, the tournament chairman for this year’s event. “Overall, we couldn’t be happier about the level of participation. From registration through the end of the auction, the spirit of giving was impressive.”

Sponsors of the event included: All World Promotions, Chicago Title, Conde Del Mar Properties, LLC, Del Frisco’s, Espresso-Etc., Harsch Investment Properties, Heineken, Helix Electric, In Business Las Vegas, Infinium Spirits, Interstate Plumbing & Air Conditioning, The Korte Company, Las Vegas Color Graphics, Las Vegas Home Technology, Mass Media, Michael Westra Agency “Allstate”, Nevada Business Journal, The Pinter Family, The RED Report, Ritual Salon & Spa, Sansone Development, SignCo, Soil Tech / Native Resources, The Stuart Family, and Vision Building Systems.

“What began as uncertainty in January became a truly wonderful event,” said Michael F. Campbell, managing partner of Colliers International – Las Vegas. “The generous participation by our brokers and associates, the sponsorship donations,  full field of players, and the spirited post tournament auction made this year’s golf tournament a true success for the charities that the Links for Life Foundation will support over the coming year.” 

The Links for Life Foundation will distribute the funds throughout this year and post updates on at Past tournament proceeds have been awarded to numerous regional charities including Aid for AIDS Nevada, American Heart Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, Boy Scouts of America, Candlelighters, Children of the Night, Classrooms On Wheels Inc., Girl Scouts of America, Inner City Games of Las Vegas, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, Nevada Child Abuse Prevention, Project Sunshine, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army Christmas for Kids, Sight For Life, Street Teens and Toys For Tots.
For additional information on the Links for Life Foundation please visit or click the Links for Life logo on the Las Vegas Colliers website at

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Candlelighters – A Special Night – April 30th

Posted by mhurston on April 14, 2009
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Element Hotel by Westin will present An Evening of Hope to benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, a cocktail reception-style fundraiser to help raise money to provide support, education, hope and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer and their families.

An Evening of Hope will be a special night for Candlelighters to honor Speedway Children’s Charities for its work in the community, Conne Schettler for her countless hours of volunteer work and two special Candlelighters children, Ashlee Tunney and Adrian Fox.

The fundraiser will feature entertainment from The Frequency, complimentary cocktails and a taste of hors d’oeuvres from around the world from favorite local restaurants including Memphis Championship Barbeque, Paymon’s Mediterranean Café and Lounge, Ricardo’s of Las Vegas, Origin India Restaurant and Bar, Nora’s Wine Bar and Osteria, Charlie Palmer Steak, Hash House A Go Go, Sedona Restaurant & Lounge, Hokkaido Japanese Steakhouse, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Chef Flemmings and Leopold Bakery have all graciously agreed to donate a wide selection of provisions for guests to enjoy.

All proceeds will benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. For more information on the event and to purchase sponsorships or tickets online, please visit . Attire for the evening is whatever goes!

Please join us for this special evening in support of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. Your help is greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email me or call me at 702.737.1919. Together we can make a difference!

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Links For Life – May 4th, 2009

Posted by mhurston on April 09, 2009
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The 14th Annual Links for Life
Charity Golf Tournament – 70’s Theme
will be held May 4th @ Bear’s Best

8:30AM Shotgun Start

Hole-In-One prizes include Muscle Cars &
a special prize will go to the
Best 70’s Dressed Foursome

About the Course – Bear’s Best:
Bear’s Best provides a 18-hole selection from Jack Nicklaus’s 200 plus course designs worldwide.

Come for the tournament, stay for the fun & help provide a brighter future for our children!

Please RSVP to Gina Jones at or call 702-735-5700

Click to view additional information:
Sponsorship Letter | Sponsorship Form | Registration Form

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