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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was held in downtown Las Vegas and ended at the Fremont Street Experience. I walked on team Downsize Fitness Las Vegas, a gym helping chronically overweight individuals wanting to lose 50 pounds or more reach and maintain their goals. As we walked for the cure, I thought about the future, the importance of good health, and how my participation this year went beyond me. I was able to share what I recently learned with others.
The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, the country's leading nonprofit culinary and hospitality training institute, provides food for the federally funded Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) administered by Nevada's Department of Education. This program provides free, nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer. The Academy hosted the First Grade Food Critics, a movement founded by Benjamin Brown, an elementary school teacher and food journalist to promote nutrition education, career awareness and academic development among children in at-risk schools, at the Springs Preserve Cafe to taste-test two new menu items: chicken salad and fresh broccoli florets, in addition to whole wheat crackers, salad, fruit and low-fat one percent milk. After critiquing the SFSP menu they sampled a chocolate chip cookie from the cafe menu. *Photos Courtesy of the Culinary Training Academy of Las Vegas.
On Friday, September 20 at Maru Korean BBQ in Summerlin, a suburb of Las Vegas, the evening began with a film short and special Q&A with Sue Kim of the renowned Kim Sisters, as she shared her experiences with domestic abuse in her professional/personal life during her career which involved her younger sister. She also shared how the Korean American Women's Foundation, a safe haven for Korean women new to the United States, was formed in Las Vegas. The evening ended with the début of new PSA – THE SHADE TREE: "A Story of Hope" Featuring Master Magician Lance Burton. Volunteers who also participated in filming of the PSA included Dr. Benjamin S. Lurie, Dr. Paul Wilkes, military veteran and combat PTSD survivor Jay Choi, DeAndre Esteen – director of development for The Shade Tree, and professional makeup artists Debra Weite and Cadena Laksis, Composer/ Producer David Rosen, Fremont East Studios, Paradise Seven Pictures, students from The UNLV Film Department and me in the role of an abused woman. Read about the event here.
"Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A local filmmaker recently saw a story on Action News about the Shade Tree Shelter for women and children and their need for funding and decided to make a public service announcement for Shade Tree with the help of an actress. The PSA also features local magician Lance Burton."
Helping teenagers and young adults in underserve communities throughout the country through the arts, learn life lessons that will serve them well as adults to make great decisions toward breaking the cycle of poverty, abuse, and violence.
Project Shero™ “Kiss My Palate™” hosted an annual dining event designed to assist the local non-profit organization Project Shero™ to raise money to help make a difference in the lives of at-risk children through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. Project Shero delivers enrichment programs to children in need, primarily those who are served by the Boys & Girls Clubs. The programs are the WonderChild – SHEROES program for girls and their coed program, the WonderChild – DREAM EXPLORERS. SHEROES intimate classes of 10 -12 girls has reached over 1,000 girls primarily in Las Vegas, but additionally in Atlanta, Detroit, the Bronx and California in the last 4 years. To more effectively reach girls local to Las Vegas and across the country, Project Shero is working to secure sponsors to go national with the Boys & Girls Clubs, with the clubs facilitating the programs. Project Shero is sponsored primarily by individuals and corporations. Project Shero is not funded by government grants or by the Boys & Girls Clubs. Project Shero is a Congressional District Program 501(c) (3) Organization.