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Donor Duel Between University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of Nevada, Reno Promotes Statewide Donor Registration

LAS VEGAS, NV ─ National Donor Day, February 14th, marks the beginning of Nevada’s first Donor Duel. This friendly competition between students, alumni, and supporters of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) will see which group can register the most people as organ, eye, and tissue donors during a six-week period. This joint effort will increase the number of registered donors statewide and give hope to those waiting for a transplant.

Donate Life Nevada will host registration drives outside the student unions at both UNLV and UNR from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on February 14 and will provide information about organ, eye, and tissue donation, registration instructions and giveaways for those who register or reaffirm their commitment to be a donor hero.

Alumni and other supporters are also encouraged to register as part of this campaign, which will run through April 30, 2018. To have your new or reaffirmed registration count toward your favorite school’s total, please visit www.donatelifenevada.org and select Donor Duel from the dropdown menu when asked how you heard about the Nevada Donor Registry.

Two schools enter the competition, one school will win bragging rights—but in the end the real winners are those who receive transplants each day thanks to heroic donors, their families, and those who say YES to being a registered donor. The need is great. Nearly 115,000 Americans are currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, including 582 Nevadans. One million tissue transplants take place in the United States annually, and 48,000 people receive the gift of sight through cornea donation.

 

About Donate Life Nevada
Donate Life Nevada is a collaboration of agencies responsible for organ, eye and tissue donation in Nevada and is a proud affiliate of Donate Life America, a not-for-profit alliance committed to motivating the American public to register now as donors. Donate Life Nevada’s mission is to save lives by educating and inspiring people to become an organ, eye and tissue donor through the Nevada registry.

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Grand Canyon Development Partners Names Patrick Burrus as Assistant Project Manager

Grand Canyon Development Partners Names
Patrick Burrus as Assistant Project Manager

LAS VEGAS – Jan. 26, 2018 – Grand Canyon Development Partners, a Las Vegas-based construction, real estate development, and construction management company, recently announced that Patrick Burrus will serve as Assistant Project Manager.

In his new position, Burrus will be responsible for analyzing and resolving field construction problems, updating field work procedure documents, maintaining budget and activity reports, providing technical direction and supervision to contracting personnel, and assisting with contract negotiations.

Prior to his position with Grand Canyon Development Partners, Burrus held positions with multiple Las Vegas casino properties including Luxor, Cosmopolitan, and Fontainebleau. Most recently, he held the position of Production Manager for Flippin’s Trenching in Las Vegas.

Burrus graduated at the top of his class at a four-year building trades maintenance apprenticeship program in 1988. He went on to earn an associate’s degree in an operating maintenance engineer program from the College of Southern Nevada.

 

About Grand Canyon Development Partners

Grand Canyon Development Partners is a full-service project management company providing experienced leadership and expertise to Real Estate Developers, Retailers, and Contractors throughout the Southwest. Our primary objective is to help people develop and build projects successfully. GCDP is comprised of development and construction professionals who have over 100 years of combined experience working for design and engineering firms, developers and contractors. Our extensive experience provides us with a unique ability to fully understand what is critical to our clients and their business while also having the insight on what it takes to pull a successful project together from feasibility to design and permitting, thru construction and turnover to your tenants. For more information on Grand Canyon Development Partner, visit http://grandcanyoninc.com/.

 

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Smith’s and Feeding America Team Up for the Second Year to Fight Influenza and Hunger with One Shot, One Meal Campaign

Smith's Food & Drug Stores

Smith’s Food & Drug Stores

Now through April 1, 2018, for every flu shot administered, a meal will be donated

 

LAS VEGAS (September 15, 2017) – Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, under its parent company The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), announces its second annual health and wellness campaign, One Shot, One Meal, in partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. For each flu shot administered at a Smith’s pharmacy until April 1, 2018 Smith’s will donate one meal to Three Square Food Bank through the Feeding America network. “Our goal is to not only provide quality and affordable healthcare for our customers, but we’re proud to bring health and wellness to our local communities as well,” said Aubriana Martindale, Smith’s Corporate Affairs Manager.

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 310,000 individuals were hospitalized last year for flu-related illnesses. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccination for everyone 6 months of age and older. Flu shots can reduce the risk of more serious symptoms and outcomes, including flu-related hospitalizations.

 

Feeding America aims to provide wellness, nourishment and strength to people facing hunger,” said Diana Aviv, CEO of Feeding America. “We are excited to partner with Smith’s for the second year on this health and wellness campaign. Visionary partners like Smith’s enable us to help the 46 million Americans who receive food and groceries from our network and food banks.”

 

Every week, 5.4 million people in the United States receive help through the Feeding America network, which includes 200 food banks that lead the fight against hunger. Feeding America food banks are partners in community health by providing food that promotes health and wellness and partnering to help people improve their health outcomes.

 

About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

 

About Smith’s Food & Drug Stores

Smith’s is a division of the Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), one of the nation’s largest retail grocers, including 37 stores in southern Nevada. Smith’s visionary Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan is aimed at ending hunger in the communities Smith’s calls home, and eliminating waste across the company by 2025, in keeping with the company’s Purpose to Feed the Human SpiritTM. For more information, please visit www.smithsfoodanddrug.com.

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Nathan Adelson Hospice’s 22nd Annual ‘Serenades of Life – Doctors in Concert’ Event to be Held Oct. 20

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LAS VEGAS – Aug. 29, 2017 – Former lead guitarist from The Eagles, Don Felder, will be joining the stage with talented Southern Nevada medical community members this fall to raise funds for the non-profit Nathan Adelson Hospice. Felder will perform his popular hits during the “Serenades of Life – Doctors in Concert” event, being held on Friday, Oct. 20.

 

The event, presented by Bill and Susan Walters, will begin at 6:45 p.m. at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, with doors opening at 6:15 p.m. Ticket prices vary from $39 to $175 per person. To purchase tickets, call The Smith Center Box Office at 702-749-2000 or visit the website at www.thesmithcenter.com. More information is also available by calling Stephanie Forbes at Nathan Adelson Hospice at 702.938.3910.

 

“We are truly honored to once again bring Serenades of Life to the community,” said Carole Fisher, president and chief executive officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “It’s a very entertaining evening that showcases impressive talents, all while supporting our non-profit hospice.”

 

In addition to Don Felder, other performers will include: Alan Arnold, M.D.; Linda Woodson, M.D.; Nancy Hsiao, M.D.; and Alter’d Ego band members David Miller, M.D., Ken Woloson, Esq., Phronsie Markin, Larry Tindall, Doug Kralowetz, Tim Mendoza, along with featured guests Ed Kingsley, M.D., Ira Spector, and June Sigman, M.D. Musical numbers will range from soul to rock‘n’roll to pop.

 

Proceeds from the concert support The Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies program at Nathan Adelson Hospice. The program improves the quality of life for the hospice’s patients and loved ones and eases emotional and physical discomfort. Patients and their loved ones may request various therapies such as Pet Therapy, Reiki Energy Work, Message Therapy, Art Therapy, Reflexology, and Aromatherapy.

News 3 Las Vegas anchor Dana Wagner will serve as Master of Ceremonies, with a special appearance by Actor/Comedian Brad Garrett. Kelly LeGrow of Brown and Brown Insurance of Nevada will also receive the annual Brad Garrett Humanitarian Award at the event.

 

About Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for almost 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community.  In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care. The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence for comprehensive end of life care.  Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.

 

The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit.

 

About Don Felder

Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. Felder originated the music and co-wrote The Eagles’ biggest hit – the iconic, Grammy-studded smash “Hotel California” – along with fan favorites like “Victim of Love” and “Those Shoes.”

 

After leaving the group in 2001, Felder also became a New York Times bestselling author when his riveting confessional memoir Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles proved a major commercial triumph upon publication in 2008. Growing up in the Gainesville, FL local music scene, Don Felder would incongruously encounter a number of the greatest talents that would go on to change rock and roll history. Florida is also where a young Felder would first meet Bernie Leadon, a founding member of The Eagles who would be instrumental in bringing his childhood friend into the band. In fact, it was Leadon who encouraged him to come out to Los Angeles, where Felder found himself working both with The Eagles and in both sessions and live performances for numerous music legends spanning the musical spectrum: The Bee Gees, Bob Seger, Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Kenny Loggins, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Boz Scaggs, Warren Zevon, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Vince Gill, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Paul Simon, Diana Ross, Barbara Streisand – and even and old friend, Steven Stills.

 

 

 

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‘18th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Extravaganza’ to Benefit Pediatric and Families in Need Programs at Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in Nevada, is gearing up for its 18th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Extravaganza, being held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12. This popular annual fundraiser benefits the hospice’s Pediatric Program and Families in Need Program. Community members and supporters are invited to sample a variety of delectable wines and cuisine from some of Southern Nevada’s most notable restaurants, while enjoying music and a silent auction. The event is being held in the spacious showroom of Gaudin Porsche, 6800 Redwood St., in Las Vegas.

 

Event attendees must be 21 years of age or older. VIP tickets are $150 per person, which includes the VIP Reserve Experience pre-reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The VIP reception will feature wines from Johnson Brothers of Nevada and a variety of cheeses from Murray’s Cheese. General admission tickets to the event are $75 per person. Tickets can be purchased by calling Stephanie Forbes at Nathan Adelson Hospice at 702-938-3910 or online at http://nahwine2017.auction-bid.org.

 

“We are grateful for the continued generous support of the community and we appreciate Gaudin Porsche’s longstanding commitment to hosting this fantastic event,” said Nathan Adelson Hospice President and CEO Carole Fisher. “As the only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, every dollar raised goes back to patient care and support for our families.”

 

The Pediatric Hospice Program is designed to meet the special needs of children with life-threatening conditions, as well as their families. The program provides symptom management and emotional support. The Pediatric Team is committed to quality of life and minimizing fear and uncertainty. Among services provided are:  24-hour, on-call availability of a hospice medical professional; care in the home; pain and symptom management; medications, equipment and supplies; support to caregivers; inpatient pediatric care; bereavement counseling; spiritual care; and psycho-social support services. The Families in Need Program provides immediate resources for necessities such as food, clothing or paying a utility bill. In many cases, hospice patients do not have time to wait for assistance; for them, every minute counts. The Families in Need Program allows dollars to be disbursed swiftly for urgent patient needs. The program reflects a commitment to adding more life to our patients’ days.

 

ABOUT NATHAN ADELSON HOSPICE

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for almost 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community.  In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care. The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence for comprehensive end of life care.  Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.

 

The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit www.nah.org.

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Crazy Pita Launches the Joshi’s Pita to Benefit The Josh Stevens Foundation

Crazy_Pita_Joshi's_Pita_donationMediterranean fast-casual restaurant Crazy Pita Rotisserie & Grill announced today they are now offering the newly renamed Joshi’s Pita as part of their permanent, updated menu. Previously the Kefta Pita (Josh’ favorite dish), Joshi’s Pita was renamed in remembrance of the late Josh Stevens who passed away from a tragic accident in 2008. Five percent of every Joshi’s Pita sold throughout the year will support The Josh Stevens Foundation and its mission to encourage more people to be kind, more often.

 

Crazy Pita has partnered with The Josh Stevens Foundation since its origination in 2009. Owner Mehdi Zarhloul serves on the board of directors for the non-profit and remains a close personal friend of the Stevens family. Now that Joshi’s Pita is a permanent item on Crazy Pita’s menu, proceeds will benefit the foundation on an ongoing basis. Also, the foundation’s “Be Kind” items are displayed and sold at all three Crazy Pita locations year-round with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefitting the organization.

 

The Josh Stevens Foundation has worked with over 350 schools across 12 states and in Africa. In addition, Clark County School District will open Josh Stevens Elementary School in Henderson for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

ABOUT CRAZY PITA ROTISSERIE & GRILL

Crazy Pita Rotisserie & Grill is a locally owned, fast casual dining restaurant group based out of

Henderson, Nevada specializing in fresh Mediterranean cuisine. Signature dishes feature food that is fresh, tasty, and healthy: seasoned steak, lamb, chicken, shrimp, salmon, falafel, vegetables and kefta beef, in addition to their famous hummus and pita. Beer and wine are available for dine-in. Catering services are also available. Crazy Pita has three locations in southern Nevada, including The District at Green Valley Ranch, Town Square Las Vegas, and Downtown Summerlin. More information is available at 702-896-7482 or online at www.crazypita.com

 

ABOUT JOSH STEVENS FOUNDATION 

The Josh Stevens Foundation was created in memory of Josh Stevens, a Henderson, NV young man who tragically lost his life at the age of 12 years old. The foundation is built on Josh’s kind legacy. With the belief that genuine kindness born in the heart of a child deserves celebration, the foundation’s mission is to recognize and celebrate heartfelt acts of kindness. More information is available online at joshstevensfoundation.org.

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Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas Students Win 2017 Congressional Awards

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas Students Win 2017 Congressional Awards

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas Students
Win 2017 Congressional Awards

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (CASLV), a state-sponsored charter school, recently announced that three students from its College Leadership and Mentorship Program won prestigious Congressional Awards.

 

Coral Academy senior Taimur Khalid earned the program’s highest honor, a gold medal, on June 21 at the 2017 Congressional Gold Medal Award Ceremony in Washington, DC. Additionally, senior Ryan Maas and sophomore Robert Gonzalez received a Bronze Congressional Medal. All three students received medals from Congresswoman Jacky Rosen. The ceremony honored 373 gold medal recipients from 39 states.

 

The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ recognition of young students in America. Students between the ages of 14 and 23 register for the program and can earn bronze, silver and gold certificates or medals. Each reward level is determined by goals set in four areas: Voluntary public service; personal development; physical fitness; and expedition/exploration. The minimum requirement for a student to achieve a gold medal is 400 hours of voluntary public service, 200 hours of personal development, 200 hours of physical fitness, and five consecutive days and four consecutive nights of expedition/exploration — all completed within 24 months.

 

“This is truly a remarkable achievement for three of our Las Vegas area students, and we are proud and excited for them as they continue on this successful educational journey,” said CASLV Executive Director Ercan Aydogdu.

 

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas encourages all its high school students in the College Leadership and Mentorship Program to register for The Congressional Award Program.

 

About Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas:

 

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas is a K-12 state-sponsored tuition-free public charter school with emphasis in the areas of math, science, and technology. The school was designated as a high achieving school by the Nevada Department of Education two years in a row and successfully participates in many academic competitions, such as Science Olympiads, Science Fairs, statewide Science Bowls, Math Counts, and Lego Robotics. Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas is ranked as the 6th best and most challenging high school within Nevada according to the US News and Washington Post. www.caslv.org.

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Matthew Wadsworth Appointed Vice President of Clinical Affairs for Nevada Donor Network

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Las Vegas (July 10, 2017) – Nevada Donor Network (NDN) is pleased to announce that Matthew Wadsworth has been appointed as vice president of Clinical Affairs. In his new position, Wadsworth will oversee various departments within the organization including Organ Services, Family Services, Hospital Services, and donation programs to ensure the success of NDN’s mission to maximize the gift of life and health through organ and tissue donation.

 

Wadsworth brings more than eight years of health care industry experience to NDN, specific to organ procurement organizations. He began his career at Indiana Donor Network in Indianapolis, first as an organ recovery coordinator for the organization, and eventually serving as manager of Organ Services.

 

Wadsworth earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio; and a Masters of Business Administration from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He also holds a Health Care Manager certification from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis; and a Graduate Certificate in Human Donation Services from the University of Toledo, Health Science Campus in Ohio.

 

Wadsworth is an active member of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) Procurement Steering Committee and the 2017 North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO) Planning Committee. He is also member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and a member of the University of Toledo Human Donation Sciences Advisory Board.

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NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY EARNS RECOGNITION FOR REGISTERING ORGAN, EYE, AND TISSUE DONORS

Nevada Donor Network

Nevada Donor Network

Las Vegas, NV – June 1 – The Nevada Highway Patrol has earned the distinction of being the first state law enforcement agency in the nation to join the National Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign sponsored by the Division of Transplantation, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They earned points for each activity aimed at increasing awareness about donation, and achieved platinum status, the highest award level possible, for their efforts.

 

The Nevada Department of Public Safety and Nevada Highway Patrol recently joined with Nevada Donor Network to participate in the campaign, which challenges hospitals and other organizations to educate employees and the community about the crucial need for organ, eye, and tissue donation.

 

As part of their innovative partnership with Nevada Donor Network, the Nevada Highway Patrol has installed donor registration kiosks in their Las Vegas, Elko and Reno office lobbies, where people can easily register as donor heroes during regular business hours. Additionally, their Public Information Officers help promote donation and can assist with donor registrations at community events they already attend. They also brought attention to the importance of registering during several media appearances and with social media posts.

 

The Nevada Department of Public Safety and Nevada Highway Patrol will be honored at Nevada Donor Network’s Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign Awards Reception on Wednesday, June 7 in Las Vegas.

 

Nevada’s donor designation rate is one of the lowest in the country, but the need is great. Nearly 120,000 Americans are currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, including 570 Nevadans. One million tissue transplants take place in this country annually, and 48,000 people receive the gift of sight through cornea donation.

 

To learn more about organ, eye and tissue donation, or to register as a donor hero, please visit www.nvdonor.org.

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Grand Canyon Development Partners Names Jason Norgan as Project Coordinator

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LAS VEGAS – May 9, 2017 – Grand Canyon Development Partners, a Las Vegas-based construction and real estate development and construction management company, today announced the hiring of Jason Norgan to serve as a project coordinator. In his new position, he will be responsible for assisting in the management of design, permitting and construction for the first phase of the Credit One Bank class A office park.

Norgan brings more than 11 years of experience in the construction industry to his new position at Grand Canyon Development Partners. Throughout his career in the construction industry, Norgan has become well-versed in all facets of the construction and development process, mechanical and electrical coordination and oversees the Building Information Modeling systems (BIM) on the projects he is involved. He has experience in various avenues of construction and has spent the last two years of his career working in large commercial development and construction projects.

Norgan attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas and California State University at Long Beach and studied geologic science.

 

About Grand Canyon Development Partners

Grand Canyon Development Partners is a full-service project management company providing experienced leadership and expertise to Real Estate Developers, Retailers, and Contractors throughout the Southwest. Our primary objective is to help people develop and build projects successfully. GCDP is comprised of development and construction professionals who have over 100 years of combined experience working for design and engineering firms, developers and contractors. Our extensive experience provides us with a unique ability to fully understand what is critical to our clients and their business while also having the insight on what it takes to pull a successful project together from feasibility to design and permitting, thru construction and turnover to your tenants. For more information on Grand Canyon Development Partner, visit http://grandcanyoninc.com/.

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