LAS VEGAS – World-renowned illusionist and the biggest name in magic, Criss Angel is the latest Las Vegas headliner to sponsor a themed patient exam room at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.
Angel, Shaunyl Benson and their five-year-old son Johnny Crisstopher, who endured his own three-year battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, revealed the themed patient exam room together on Thursday, May 9, 2019.
“Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is an organization close to my heart and as an ally to those affected by pediatric cancer, I am grateful for any opportunity I have to get involved,” said Angel. “Having a calm and colorful patient exam room is so important throughout a child’s treatment plan so I’m honored to be able to sponsor this latest addition to the clinic.”
The kid-friendly themes and colorful artwork used to cover the walls of the exam room are loosely based on elements incorporated into Criss Angel MINDFREAK at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. In honor of those affected by pediatric cancer, Angel’s immersive theater includes handprints provided by Cure 4 The Kids Foundation patients.
This will be Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s second themed patient exam room in the clinic. Las Vegas artist Juan Muniz will again create the one-of-a-kind illustrations that will help entertain and inspire young patients who are often required to have weekly or monthly doctor visits as part of their treatment. Muniz’s illustrations include a caricature of Criss Angel, tree, and handprints representing those being treated at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.
“Criss Angel has been a strong and consistent supporter of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation,” said Annette Logan-Parker, president and CEO of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “Even before his own son was diagnosed with cancer, Criss was an advocate for the needs of childhood cancer patients in Southern Nevada. His support has helped our organization provide treatment to the most vulnerable in our community.”
A long-time supporter of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Angel has attended Circus Couture, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s largest fundraiser, and has donated six-figure contributions during the live auction to garner further awareness and provide additional support.
All illustrations and artwork in the Criss Angel-themed exam room must be incorporated around the necessary medical equipment in the room and special considerations are also made, including the use of microbial resistant glossy paint that allows the room to be cleaned and sterilized.
About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation exists to provide high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and many other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in the State of Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure that patients are getting the best care possible. From the beginning, the mission of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has been to bring increased community access to these specialized treatments that are leading the way to improved patient outcomes. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment on a sliding scale basis. No patient is ever turned away from treatment for financial reasons. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.cure4thekids.org
About Criss Angel
For more than a decade, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet. From his role as star, creator, executive producer and director of Criss Angel MINDFREAK on A&E, to countless critically acclaimed television specials, best-selling books, top-grossing retail products, sold-out touring shows and more, Criss is the most influential and imitated magician of the modern era.
His acclaimed series MINDFREAK on A&E is the most successful magic show in television history, resulting in more hours of magic during prime time than any magic show ever. His decade-long live show residency at Luxor Las Vegas was hailed as the “#1 Best-selling Magic Show in Las Vegas” (Extra) and “The #1 Magic Show of All Time!” (Las Vegas Review-Journal) and generated $150 million in revenue in 2010 as reported by Newsweek.
Angel is also the most watched magician in television and internet history, a YouTube sensation. His “Walk on Water” clip has generated over 60 million views alone, and all of his clips combined have generated more than 300 million views. Criss has the largest social media following of any illusionist, with over six million followers.
In 2017, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Criss with the 2,615th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was dedicated at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard next to the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and across the street from the star of Houdini.
Criss has been named “Magician of the Year” an unprecedented six times, was the youngest magician inducted into the International Magicians Society Hall of Fame, was named the first recipient of “Magician of the Decade,” as well as “Magician of the Century” and “Innovator of the Decade.” Most recently, Angel was given the highest honor in the magical arts – the Lifetime Achievement Award from the largest and most prestigious magic organization in the world (the nearly one hundred-year-old International Brotherhood of Magicians). It has only been given five times in the IBM’s history, and Criss is the youngest artist ever to receive it and the only magician performing today that has been presented with this award.
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