Community-minded company challenges first responders and community to pull an ambulance across New York New York Hotel & Casino’s Brooklyn Bridge to fight cancer
LAS VEGAS – “Community Ambulance’s 2nd Annual ‘Pull for a Cure’” to benefit the American Cancer Society will see new heights this year when first responders and community members test their strength by pulling an ambulance across the Brooklyn Bridge at New York New York Hotel & Casino.
The ultimate tug-of-war competition will pit teams against each other to win bragging rights for the year. The 5-ton fully loaded ambulance can be pulled only with a rope and the strength of its team members (some fully adorned in costume).
“We are dedicated to being a part of this community through thick and thin, that’s why we’ve made our Pull for a Cure an annual event for the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign,” said Rob Richardson, Community Ambulance CEO and Partner.
Teams of six to eight and individual pullers can register now through the day of the pull. The event, which will include entertainment, raffles, and an after party.
“We are thankful for Community Ambulance’s generosity and pleased to have their continued support for another “Pull For a Cure,” said Jennifer Bradley, co-Chair with the American Cancer Society in Las Vegas. “It’s a fun community event, enjoyable by all, and for a worthy cause. The funds we raise in Pull For A Cure will help us in the critical fight against breast cancer”.
The team that pulls the more than 10,000 pounds of steel, metal, and supplies – the fastest – wins. The winning team will receive a rotating trophy and bragging rights for the year. There also will be award categories for the slowest team pull, the best dressed team and the most money raised. All teams will receive a team picture.
“We are honored to be part of Pull for a Cure, it is such a fun event and for a great cause,” said Cynthia Kiser-Murphey, President of New York New York Hotel & Casino. “MGM Resorts is deeply committed to partnering with our local neighbors to help strengthen our communities, and this event brings our hard working first responders together to show their might in the fight against cancer.”
September 28, 2019
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pull Competition
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Award Ceremony, Raffle, Entertainment
1:00 PM After Party
New York New York Hotel and Casino, Brooklyn Bridge
3790 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
$200 Full Team of 6-8 ($150 Returning Team)
$25 single puller
All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society
Register at www.PullForACureLV.org
About 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 American Cancer Society is attacking cancer from every angle. Visit cancer.org for more information.
About Community Ambulance
Community Ambulance is locally owned and operated with more than 285 employees and approximately 30 ambulances. The Company offers emergency and non-emergency services including advanced life support (ALS), critical care transport (CCT), neo-natal transports, flight transports, and long-distance transports. Community Ambulance’s special event medical standby division has managed events such as the Electric Daisy Carnival, Route 91 Festival, Rock in Rio, the Las Vegas Marathon, and the Mayweather-Pacquiao “Fight of the Century.” For more information visit communityamublance.com.