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Dentist perform free work for people in need

Dentist perform free work for people in need

Some Las Vegas dentists helped put a big smile on faces.

The team at High-Tech Dental Care at Rainbow Boulevard and Patrick Lane started bright and early Friday offering free dental treatment to anyone who needed it.

The doctors, hygienists and assistants volunteered their time to provide fillings, extractions and cleanings.

It was also a time for people to get procedures that aren't covered by some insurance companies.

"We actually had some existing patients of ours that couldn't get work done because of money so they come back on a day like this. they know that once a year there's a day that they can come in without having to pay for treatment," dentist Kayla Mai with High-Tech Dental Care said.

High-Tech Dental tries to hold a free dentistry event twice a year. Their goal is to eventually provide work for 500 people.

They work with a national program called Dentistry from the Heart.

Ride for Kids Set for Saturday

Ride for Kids Set for Saturday

Hundreds of motorcycles will roar down the 215 beltway Sunday from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to Town Square to raise awareness of children suffering from brain tumors.

The 9th annual Las Vegas Ride for Kids starts at 10 a.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the speedway. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will follow the ride at Town Square.

The ride will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, which works to find a cause and cure for brain tumors in children. They also provide scholarships for brain tumor survivors.

For more information, go to curethekids.org/rideforkids

Town Square Restaurants Supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Town Square Restaurants Supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Doing something for someone else will never be as easy, or delicious, as it will be at Town Square Las Vegas during the month of September.

For the second year in a row, many Town Square restaurants are helping to spread awareness of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.  Many restaurants are donating proceeds from a specific menu item, or a percentage of the total bill to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.  The proceeds will go directly to the foundation’s Charity Care Plan ensuring children without medical insurance or whose family cannot pay for treatment, get the treatment they need.

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada treating children with specialized medical conditions -- things like cancer, rheumatological conditions including Lupus, Scleroderma, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, rare and ultra rare diseases, genetic and inherited bleeding disorders.

Fundraiser to Benefit Children with Rare Diseases

Fundraiser to Benefit Children with Rare Diseases

A local nonprofit will be holding a fundraising to benefit children dealing with life-limiting and rare diseases 

The Little Miss Hannah Foundation will host its 2nd annual Little Miss Hannah's Rainbows in the Wind fundraiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at Town Square.

The event will feature several activities for kids, including carnival games, a magic show, cake-pop decorating, fun science experiments and visits from favorite characters.

There will also be a raffle for prizes ranging from show tickets to golf packages. Raffle tickets will be sold for $2 to $5 each.

The evening will end with a special memorial ceremony where people can remember family members they have lost by releasing balloons with feathers and a personal message attached.

The foundation was started in honor of Hannah Ostrea, 3-year-old girl who died after battling a rare and life-limiting genetic metabolic disorder.

Students Collect Boxes of Clothes for Domestic Violence Shelter

Students Collect Boxes of Clothes for Domestic Violence Shelter

Students at one local high school have come together to help women and children in need in southern Nevada.

The students of Sierra Vista High School spent the past school year donating and collecting their old Physical Education uniforms and athletic shoes.

The effort started last year when Chelsa Bello noticed fellow students throwing away their old clothes. This year, Bello brought the idea of collecting those clothes to the school's Renaissance Club.

The idea took off, and students donated nine boxes of clothing to Safe Nest. The clothes will first be used to stock the closets at the domestic violence shelter.

Clothes that are not used by the shelter will be sold through a partnership with Saver's Thrift Stores. The money raised by the sales goes back to Safe Nest.

The students will make the official donation during a ceremony Tuesday.

Students Raise Even More Money for Boston Victims

Students Raise Even More Money for Boston Victims

Students at one local elementary school did such a good job of raising money for the victims of the bombing in Boston, they held another fundraiser Friday.

Last week, students of Ries Elementary School could pay to wear a hat to school and that money was collected to go to Boston's victim's fund.

They raised more than $300. However, that was not enough for these ambitious students.

Friday they held another fundraiser. Students could again donate money for the privilege of wearing a hat to school.

The latest fundraiser netted $700 for Boston bombing victims.

DJs Collect Pajamas for Kids in Need

DJs Collect Pajamas for Kids in Need

Local radio DJs collected pajamas all day Friday as part of the annual DJs for PJs drive.

They started collecting the pajamas at 6 a.m. at four Kohl's stores around southern Nevada, including the stores at Charleston Boulevard and Durango Drive, Durango Drive and Deer Springs Way, Blue Diamond and Arville roads and 215 beltway and Valle Verde.  

The bedtime clothes will be donated to kids in need in the Las Vegas valley. Last year, more than 8,000 pairs of pajamas were donated to the cause and then distributed to dozens of local charities.