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A Daily Battle With Cancer And Other Life-Threatening Illness

Oct. 19 To Honor Children Who Fight

The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation invites everyone to run or walk in support of critically ill children in Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 10, 2013) – The Danny Gans Memorial Champions Run for Life Hosted by Donny Osmond will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at Town Square Las Vegas, to benefit the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF). This special event, hosted by legendary entertainer and international star Donny Osmond, will continue to honor the memory of Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans and to support, as Danny did, children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and their families living in Southern Nevada.

Runners, walkers and community supporters are invited to compete in the 5K run, the fun run/walk and team race. Following the 5K, there will be an inspirational mini-run for children with critical illnesses called the Champions Run for Life – a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable event in Las Vegas. In addition to the run, there will be fun for the entire family including entertainment, bounce houses, and more. Recognizing that people most often search online for charitable and volunteer opportunities, the foundation will leverage its Facebook and YouTube social media sites to promote the event.

“I am pleased to host this special event to not only honor my friend Danny who was a great supporter of the local community, but to also recognize the courageous children in Nevada battling cancer and life-threatening illnesses each day,” said Donny Osmond. “This event provides funding for children suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, renal, blood and immunologic diseases. These children and their families have been greatly affected by these illnesses and desperately need the support of the community and I hope to help make the call to action.”

The competitive 5K run will award the top male and female finishers with a $500 cash prize, the second place male and female finishers will each receive $200, and the third place male and female runners will receive $150 each. Medals will be awarded in all 5K divisions and to children from kindergarten to fifth in the Fun Run. All participants will each receive a race t-shirt and goodie bag.

Early Registration is open now and is $27 and $22 for children. All entries on race day will be $40. Teams of 10 or more are $17 per person. Participants may register online at www.active.com or on the day of the race at Town Square Las Vegas from 6:30 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. The 1 mile fun run/walk begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 5K, team, wheelchair and stroller divisions at 8 a.m. The awards ceremony will follow the race at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Champions Run for Life at 9:30 a.m. Town Square Las Vegas is located at 6605 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119. For questions about the race, please contact the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702.735.8434 or info@nvccf.org.

The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s Champions Run for Life following the 5K celebrates children ages 2 through 18 with life-threatening illnesses. These special participants will be applauded by guest cheerleaders and mascots as they run, walk or wheel themselves around the bases and will receive a special medal for bravery in their battle against disease. The community is invited, at no cost, to cheer on and support these brave individuals.

Sponsors for the Danny Gans Memorial Champions Run for Life Hosted by Donny Osmond include Town Square Las Vegas, Bally Technologies, the law firm of Marquis Aurbach Coffing, PENTA Building Group Inc., Findlay Toyota and Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media.

About the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation:
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1993, which offers over 40 programs and services including a variety of educational services, financial support and counseling for critically-ill children and their families living in Southern Nevada. The foundation’s mission is to work side by side with the medical community to provide social, emotional, educational, financial and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with a life-threatening or critical illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, hemophilia, renal disorders and other immunologic diseases as well as to adults touched by cancer. Contact the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702-735-8434 or visit them at www.nvccf.org for pediatric services and www.thecaringplacenv.org for services for adults touched by cancer.

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