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Charity Walk will Benefit People with Rare Disorder

Charity Walk will Benefit People with Rare Disorder

People from across the valley will gather at Town Square to walk for people impacted by the rare disorder Huntington's Disease.

The Team Hope walk will start at 8 a.m on Saturday May 14. The walk will benefit people with Huntington's Disease which is a neurodegenerative disorder. Besides a walk to raise money and awareness there will be food, entertainment, an auction, face painting and a dunk tank. There will also be a book signing by climber Lynn Hills. More than 300,000 people in the U.S. have the disease.

To sign up for the walk or create a team please visit www.firstgiving.com/hdsa-scr/Event/teamhopelasvegaswalk

Proceeds from Mountain's Edge Country in the Park to Benefit Local Children's Charity

Proceeds from Mountain's Edge Country in the Park to Benefit Local Children's Charity

This year's Country in the Park hits town Saturday from 2-9 pm. The free annual event will be held at Exploration Park at 9275 S. Buffalo Drive in Las Vegas. Proceeds from the pony rides and petting zoo will benefit Spread the Word Nevada, a nonprofit organization that offers literacy services and distributes new/gently used books to low-income students at 23 elementary schools in the Las Vegas Valley and Henderson. Spread the Word Nevada will be handing out coloring books to children at the event.

The festivities will include children's activities, food/beverage vendors, Budweiser Beer Garden (adults 21 and older), and Mountain's Edge homebuilders informational booths.

Komen for the Cure Provides $340,000 Grant to St. Rose

Komen for the Cure Provides $340,000 Grant to St. Rose

Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada recently awarded two grants totaling nearly $340,000 to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals for its breast health programs.

The R.E.D. Rose (Responsible Early Detection) program, which provides cancer diagnostic screenings and treatment services to women and men 49 years of age and under, has received $300,000, while the Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Center of Excellence have received $39,390 for its prosthesis program.

Trauma Support Program Seeks Volunteers

The non-profit Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Inc. is currently recruiting compassionate citizens to serve on its emergency response crisis team to help people on the worst day of their life.

TIP of Southern Nevada began serving the citizens of Clark County in 1994. TIP is committed to helping those in crisis by providing immediate on-scene support to those emotionally traumatized. TIP volunteers are requested by local police, fire and hospital personnel to respond to scenes of sudden or unexpected death, violent crimes, sexual assault and other traumatic events to provide emotional and practical support to family, friends, witnesses or victims.

TIP volunteers must have a clean criminal and driving history. Volunteers are required to attend a training academy, pass a three-month field training program and attend a monthly continuing education meeting. Volunteers are also required to commit to three 12-hour shifts per month.