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Rachel's Kitchen to Host St. Balderick's Event

Rachel's Kitchen to Host St. Balderick's Event

A popular restaurant will be helping fight childhood cancers with its third annual St. Baldrick's event.

Rachel's Kitchen at the District at Green Valley Ranch will be hosting the fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Volunteers will be getting their hair buzzed and then collecting pledges from family and friends.

Last year, supporters raised more than $10,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. The foundation funds research on cancers that impact children the most.

Besides watching people lose their hair for a good cause, people can enjoy live entertainment and food from Rachel's Kitchen

People interested in participating can go to rachelskitchen.com to sign up.  

Charity Group Sets Up Delivery to Haiti

 

A Henderson-based non-profit group dedicated to helping people devastated by the 2010 Haiti earthquake will organize a major supply delivery next week.

Joseph Provost will deliver 12 pieces of aid-filled luggage to needy people in Haiti. This dozen brings the overall total to 45 pieces of luggage delivered in the past three months. The suitcases are packed with clothing, rice, air mattresses, and medical supplies.

When Provost, 72, discovered the doctor-to-patient ratio in Haiti is 10,000-to-1, he created The Friends of Haiti Inc., a 501 c(3) charity whose mission is to provide scholarships to Haitian medical students. 

Scholarship students pledge to remain in their country for a minimum of five years upon graduation to help their fellow citizens.

St. Rose Receives Breast Cancer Education Grant

St. Rose Receives Breast Cancer Education Grant

 

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals will receive another $25,000 grant to help improve awareness of early detection of breast cancer.

The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program gave the funds to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ R.E.D. (Responsible Early Detection) Rose Program for education about early detection through annual mammograms. It’s the third year the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.

The R.E.D. Rose Program refers women and men under 49 who lack adequate health care coverage or the means to pay, to the following services: free clinical breast exams, mammograms, ultrasounds, surgical consultations and biopsies. The program also provides information and referrals as well as financial assistance to those undergoing treatment.

Charity Wants Help if You Were Dumped by a Chump

Charity Wants Help if You Were Dumped by a Chump

If it’s time to forget about that lost love once and for all, Goodwill wants to help.

Students Find Lots Ways to Help People in Need

 

Liberty High School students did what they could to help people in need this year through a series of toy and clothing drives.

The school's student council held a toy drive and collected nearly 100 donates for special education students at nearby elementary schools.

The school's SAVE Club, which stands for Students Against Violence Everywhere, also got into the act. It collected coats and jackets for Safe Nest, a shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence.

Several clubs at the school donated to a Title I HOPE stocking drive. The students donated 94 stockings filled with toys.

The Key Club organized a sock drive that collected more than 500 pairs of socks for the Las Vegas Outreach Center. 

Troopers Bring Holiday Cheer to Sick Children

Troopers Bring Holiday Cheer to Sick Children

 

The men and women who keep us safe on the highways of southern Nevada brought the holiday spirit to children and the homeless Wednesday.

The Nevada Highway Patrol delivered toys to children at University Medical Center, Sunrise Children's Hospital and St. Rose Dominican Siena Campus.

Troopers gave $10 from their paychecks for the past year. All the money was used to buy the gifts for the kids.

"It is the greatest gift that anyone can ask for. When you see a child's eyes light up, for that one moment, it takes away the pain and really helps them get through the holiday seasons," Trooper Jeremie Elliott said.

The troopers also donated blankets to homeless people camping near I-15 and D Street.

 

 

Bring a Can of Food, Get a Free Cupcake

Bring a Can of Food, Get a Free Cupcake

 

There are only four days left for people to donate food and get a free cupcake from one of the best known bakeries in southern Nevada.

Freed's Bakery, 9815 South Eastern Avenue, is offering a free cupcake to anyone who brings in a canned food item. The offer ends November 18. Organizers hope to bring in at least 1,500 cans of food which will be donated to Three Square Food Bank. People are limited to one cupcake per customer per day. However, people are encouraged to revisit the bakery on multiple days.

Cupcake flavors available during the Cans for Cupcakes drive include: