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Step Up for Charity Event to Raise Money for Soles4Souls

Step Up for Charity Event to Raise Money for Soles4Souls

Flamingo Las Vegas wants people to jump on a treadmill to raise money for people in need.

The resort along with Miller64 is hosting a Step Up for Charity event at its Southwest Corner Bar on Monday. People will be encouraged to walk, jog or run on the treadmill. As long as someone is on the treadmill the ticker will keep moving towards a contribution of $16,000 to the Nashville-based nonprofit Soles4Souls. The group donates footwear to people in need. There are similar treadmills also going in Austin, Chicago and Miami. If people at all four cities participate, as much as $64,000 could go to the charity.

There will also be an appearance by former San Antonio Spur Bruce Bowen. The Step Up for Charity will be from 4 to 8 p.m. 

Backpacks Filled for Kids in Need

Backpacks Filled for Kids in Need

There are a lot of conventions in Las Vegas, but only a handful actually take time off from business to help the community.

That is what people at Informatica World 2012 did Thursday. Conventioneers gathered outside the ballrooms where the convention is taking place at Aria Hotel and Casino to put together 1,000 backpacks for southern Nevada students.

The backpacks were filled with food so that kids in the Title I Hope program, which offers support and tutoring to homeless kids in the Clark County School District, can have something to eat after school.

"They are putting personal notes inside each bag so the kids will continue their efforts at being successful," Paula Zier, the coordinator for the CCSD homeless outreach program, said.

The company held a similar event in Florida.

Eyewear Store Hosts Benefit for St. Jude's Ranch for Children


An eyewear store on the Las Vegas Strip will be hosting a benefit for a charity based in Boulder City.

RetroSpecs & Co will host an event 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday to benefit St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. The event will feature live entertainment, food from STK and wine. It is open to the public. Half of all the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s. The eyewear store is inside the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. It focuses on using the designs from history, but makes them with modern materials.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children provides a home-like environment for abused, abandoned and neglected kids around southern Nevada.  

Free Spa Services Tuesday Afternoon at Rio

Free Spa Services Tuesday Afternoon at Rio


Women can find enjoy free spa services Tuesday afternoon at Rio Hotel & Casino, thanks to the resort and a skin care company.

For the third consecutive year, the resort teams up with skin care company Dermalogica to support women in business. Complimentary treatments will be offered between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., as well as discounts on select products and services to benefit Dermalogica’s joinFITE initiative.

Guests will receive a complimentary mini-facial along with a “Give a Hand Up” MicroZone treatment and Dermalogica’s Face Mapping skin analysis. A 25-percent discount will be available on all skin care services and Dermalogica products, and $1 from each product purchased at the spa will benefit the FITE organization. JoinFITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) is an international initiative launched by Dermalogica that supports women entrepreneurs worldwide.

Deal of the Week – MIX

Deal of the Week – MIX

For $50, this hot spot at THEhotel offers good value during Restaurant Week, which benefits local food bank Three Square.

Restaurant Week is in full swing right now, and we at ELV are pretty sure this is the best deal in town:

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