Local charity announces month-long activities and partners including Buddy V’s Ristorante, Real Bodies at Bally’s, MORA Iced Creamery and more
LAS VEGAS – Be a big heart and support a little heart this February for National Heart Month. Children’s Heart Foundation honors the little heart heroes throughout the month with a variety of activities from dining out, rocking red on social media, learning about the human body and the congenital heart defects affecting children and more. Whether it’s through fun, food or fashion, Children’s Heart Foundation supports the one in 100 kids born with congenital heart defects with all money raised staying in Nevada.
In addition to National Heart Month events, Children’s Heart Foundation will also sell limited edition t-shirts in all sizes infant through 3XL adult. T-shirts are $25 and available online at www.chfn.org.
National Wear Red Day
Friday, Feb. 4
Rock red and raise awareness for Heart Month and be sure to snap a photo and post on social media to support Children’s Heart Foundation.
Sunday, Feb. 13
Downtown Summerlin illuminates red in honor of our community’s littlest hearts. Stop by and share your support!
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign Lighting and Ceremony
Monday, Feb. 14 at 8:30 a.m.
Show love to the heart kids with a special lighting ceremony at the iconic Las Vegas landmark. Children’s Heart Foundation families, as well as Clark County Commissioners, will be on hand to watch the iconic sign turn red for the day.
Buddy V’s Ristorante
Grand Canal Shops at The Venetian Las Vegas
For Buddy Valastro Restaurant Group’s Corporate Executive Chef Bryan Forgione, the Children’s Heart Foundation is personal. Forgione’s youngest son CJ was born with a congenital heart defect that required surgery within the first year of life. Now eight years old and a second and recent surgery under his belt, CJ is the family’s heart hero and the driving force behind Buddy V’s involvement with Children’s Heart Foundation. Guests can dine and give back now through the end of February knowing that $3 of every meal will go to Children’s Heart Foundation. The prix fixe dinner is $34 for lunch and $39 for dinner. The special menu includes choice of appetizer (Caesar Salad, Tomato Basil Soup or Grandma’s Meatballs); entrée (Chicken Parm, Grilled Salmon, Chicken Fettucine Alfredo or My Mother In Law’s Shrimp Scampi); and dessert (Cannoli or Tiramisu).
REAL BODIES at Bally’s Las Vegas is donating $1 from every ticket purchased in February, whether at the Box Office or online, to Children’s Heart Foundation. REAL BODIES at Bally’s is a powerful exhibition presenting a stunning display of more than 20 real, perfectly preserved human bodies and more than 200 anatomical specimens, pushing boundaries while seamlessly blending art, science, and emotion as a museum of the self. For additional information, please visit RealBodiesAtBallys.com.
MORA Iced Creamery
Town Square and Downtown Summerlin Locations
Throughout February, MORA Iced Creamery will donate $1 for every seasonal or chocolate scoop sold back to Children’s Heart Foundation and their programming. Featured flavors include a variety of chocolates (Mexican, Italian, Dark, Mint, Devil, and White), Sweetheart Sorbet, Rose Petal and XOXO.
Hash House a Go Go
6800 W. Sahara (SAHARA LOCATION ONLY)
Feb. 19 4-8 p.m.
Fill hearts and bellies with a delightfully twisted dinner at Vegas staple, Hash House a Go Go. 20 percent of restaurant proceeds during dinner service will go directly to helping Las Vegas’ heart warriors. Must show digital or printed flyer.
ABOUT CHILDREN’S HEART FOUNDATION
Children’s Heart Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of heart families, through emotional, educational and financial support to inspire a higher quality of life for all. Children’s Heart Foundation has four main goals: to lend support to families as they deal with the emotional and financial toll exacted by a child’s heart problems; to provide a medically supervised, cost-free camp experience for children with heart conditions; to educate healthcare professionals and the general public on pediatric cardiology issues; and to support research in the area of pediatric cardiology. Children’s Heart Foundation, a 501(c)(3), was founded in 2001 through the compassionate efforts of local pediatric cardiologists and concerned families of children with heart problems. Children’s Heart Foundation is located at 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, #690, Las Vegas, NV 89109. For more information on Children’s Heart Foundation, please call (702) 967-3522 or visit www.chfn.org.