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Construction vs. Cancer Event

October 17, 2019

Southern Nevada’s leading construction companies will hold the 3rd Annual Construction vs. Cancer Event on February 29, 2020 on the grounds of the Silverton Casino. Created for pediatric cancer patients and their supporters, the event gives Las Vegas children an exclusive opportunity to operate heavy machinery, including backhoes, diggers, and excavators (with supervision). More than 2,500 big and little construction “operators” are expected to attend this unique fundraiser for The American Cancer Society.

Current sponsors of the event include Martin-Harris Construction, NDL Group Inc., Nevada DOT, Lochsa Engineering and the Cure 4 the Kids Foundation. A website supporting sponsorship opportunities, volunteerism, and related needs will be available at www. constructionvscancer.org. A portion of the funds from the Construction vs. Cancer event provide funding for pediatric cancer research and for a Patient Navigator at the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada. Since 2018, over 200 children and caregivers have met with the Patient Navigator for a Complete Care Plan Review and evaluation of educational needs.

“Everyone in Southern Nevada is affected by Cancer. Now is the time for the Construction Industry to step up and do our part to fight this devastating disease.,” said Guy Martin, President of Martin Harris Construction. “The Associates of Martin Harris Construction invite our Industry Partners and Peers to step up and really make a difference in the fight against this disease during the 2020 Construction vs Cancer event.”

Construction vs. Cancer provides a festive, fair-like atmosphere for all attendees. Sponsors and attendees will be “hard hats” for the day, helping operate heavy construction equipment at this family event. The 2020 event will feature a Scaffolding Lookout Tower, numerous Kid Zone Activities and live entertainment on the Main Stage. Last year’s hit children’s swag bags generously provided by Las Vegas’ Re-Bath will also be returning, as well as visits and exhibits by local first responders.

General admission for the event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 29th, at Silverton Casino, 3333 Blue Diamond Road in Las Vegas. Early Access Passes that include an event t-shirt are available online for $10 each for the 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. hour, extending the fun and eliminating long lines for equipment. For more information, please contact Christina Cappello at Christina.Cappello@cancer.org, or by calling 702.891.9018.

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About the American Cancer Society:

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 27 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

 

 

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