FIVE-DAY COUNTDOWN TO KNOCKOUT CANCER
FOR CANDLELIGHTERS KIDS BEGINS!
FIFTH ANNUAL EVENT TO BE HELD AT TEXAS STATION
THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 – Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.
Fifth Knockout Cancer for Candlelighters Event Raises Funds for Children with Cancer
Tickets On Sale Now through Candlelightersnv.org
LAS VEGAS – September 29, 2014 – The five-day countdown to Knockout Cancer for Candlelighters Kids begins today as the fifth annual fundraiser that raises funds for children with cancer takes place this Friday, October 3 live from Texas Station in Las Vegas.
Knockout Cancer for Candlelighters Kids tickets are on sale now starting at $25 through candlelightersnv.org
or throughTicketmaster.com or by visiting any Station Casino box office.
Now in its fifth year, “Round 5: Knockout Cancer for Candlelighters Kids” is an annual Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Boxing event that was created to help raise funds and awareness for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. This year’s event will be held at the Texas Station. Doors open at 6:00 p.m; first bout starts at7:00 p.m. PT.
This exciting, action-packed charity event features a night of amazing fights and a fabulous charity raffle. New to the event is the expansion of kickboxing and jiu jitsu. This marks the third year in a row that the local Las Vegas Tuff-N-Uff organization will present MMA bouts as part of the Knockout Cancer event. There will be something for everyone with three MMA bouts, three boxing bouts, three kickboxing bouts and three jiu jitsu bouts.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada provides necessary support and services for local families of children diagnosed with cancer, having helped several thousands of children in our community since the organization was founded in 1978. Candlelighters serves approximately 100 families monthly, and as many as 300 families throughout the year and funds raised by events such as Knockout Cancer, help the organization provide much needed services.
Knockout Cancer continues to build on its efforts to raise more money and help more children. The event has raised over $100,000 since its first year and with help of their generous sponsors and donations, the event returns this October 3rd at the Texas Station for its biggest year to date. For more information about this great event, contact Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702-737-1919 or please visit www.candlelightersnv.org
A 20-year old combat sports organization, the Las Vegas-based Tuff-N-Uff has presented the best amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) action in the nation since 2003, giving rise to the biggest star in the sport today, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, as well UFC and Strikeforce veteran Ryan Couture and newly-signed UFC welterweight Alan Jouban. Tuff-N-Uff has helped grow the careers of many other MMA athletes including Jessamyn Duke, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Tonya Evinger, Jon Fitch, Jesse Forbes, Chris Holdsworth, Brad Imes, Jimmy Jones and Jesse Taylor. In 2013, Tuff-N-Uff became the first combat sports organization to be included on the UFC International Fight Week schedule of events. In 2014, Tuff-N-Uff presented a second event Thursday, July 3 live from Texas Station, earning status as the first event promotion to be listed on the UFC International Fight Week schedule two years in a row. Tuff-N-Uff celebrated its historic 20th anniversary Saturday, June 7, 2014, with over 15,000 fans, in a sold-out live event inside the Thomas and Mack Center. In 2014, Tuff-N-Uff partnered with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) to present, as part of UFC International Fight Week 2014, the first-ever amateur MMA World Championships. Also in 2014, Tuff-N-Uff’s CEO, Jeff Meyer, was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and honored with the Crystal Award for his contributions to martial arts. Dedicated to its founder, the late Barry Meyer, Tuff-N-Uff is committed to the sport of MMA and building the “Future Stars of MMA.” For more information, visit TuffNUff.com and Follow on Twitter and Instagram @TuffNuff and LIKE us on Facebook.com/TuffNUff.
ABOUT KNOCKOUT CANCER:
During Knockout Cancer for Candlelighters Kids’ first year in 2010, the event drew close to 300 people at Randy Couture’s Xtreme Couture Gym that featured a 10-fight exhibition with up-and-coming fighters. Additional entertainment and auction items donated from sponsors, including gym owner and MMA legend Randy Couture, helped to raise $12,000 for the charity. The event proved that MMA supporters were not only very interested in seeing excellent fights, but also in supporting those in need in their community. Continuing to grow, year two brought a partnership with Tuff-N-Uff showcasing 10 fights sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commissioner, adding a new layer of legitimacy for the event.The event was also televised for the first time. Due to these efforts and great people volunteering their time and services, the event raised more than $17,000 with close to 700 people in attendance. In year three, the event brought on a new partner and a new venue with The Pearl Theatre and The Palms Hotel & Casino. The third annual event raised even more money with $34,000 and more than 750 people in attendance. Last year, the event was at the Orleans arena in which it raised $37,000 and more than 850 people in attendance.
ABOUT CANDLELIGHTERS CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION:
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada was incorporated in 1978. The mission is to provide support, education, hope and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer, their families and the professionals who care for them. Services include financial assistance for medical and prescription co-payments, utilities, rent or mortgage payments, costs for local transportation and out-of-state travel for treatment, and funeral expenses. In addition, families have access to counseling, survivorship scholarships, camp and many more services. All programs and services are offered to any family with a child, birth to 21 years of age, diagnosed with cancer at no cost.
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Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada
8990 Spanish Ridge Avenue, Suite 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89148
Kelly Webb, kwebb@candlelightersnv.
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