Las Vegas - Southern Nevada’s leading construction and heavy equipment firms will welcome hundreds of valley families to the first annual Construction vs. Cancer event with the American Cancer Society on February 10, 2018 at Symphony Park. The event offers pediatric cancer survivors, and their supporters, the chance to operate “yellow iron” – heavy equipment – with an assist from professional operators. Many of southern Nevada’s largest construction and mining companies have stepped forward to underwrite the event which raises funds to provide programs and services for individuals with all types of cancer and to fund cancer research.
World-renowned entertainer Criss Angel will make an appearance, and be given the American Cancer Society Compassionate Heart Award, presented by Barrick, for his tireless dedication to advancing cancer research. The MINDFREAK LIVE! creator and star will receive the award during special ceremonies at Construction vs. Cancer event stage.
Additional attractions will include a performance by MGM Grand dance artists, Jabbawockeez, displays with LVMPD patrol cars for up-close-and-personal experiences.
Known for large scale construction and heavy equipment, Las Vegas Paving took a leadership role in the launch of the event, and was soon joined by Nevada’s leading heavy construction firms to establish a world class experience for children of all ages. A website supporting the event can be found at www. constructionvscancer.org .
The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 10, at Symphony Park, 100 South City Parkway in Las Vegas.
“One of the best parts of our job is any time a child walks near one of our sites and looks with amazement at all the activity and equipment,” said Lori Mendenhall, of Las Vegas Paving. “We are delighted to participate in this inaugural event which will be a memorable experience for children and adults alike.”
Sponsors and ticketholders are “hard hats” for the day, helping operate heavy construction equipment at this family event. More than 2,000 big and little construction “operators” are expected to attend this unique fundraiser for The American Cancer Society.
For more information, please contact Denise Keegan at Denise.Keegan @cancer.org, tel. 702. 891.9007.
About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly 2 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org .