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There are a lot of thrills to be found in Las Vegas, and you may have never thought charities would be one of them. Caesars Entertainment and celebrities team up together to make lour communities a better place. Check out some of these great “feel good’ stories.

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Sweet Partners: Sugar Factory and Opportunity Village

How cool is the Sugar Factory? Here’s how cool. Sugar Factory, with its newest location at Paris Las Vegas, and Opportunity Village, a nonprofit organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities, have forged a unique partnership that provides gainful employment to special needs individuals in Las Vegas. When we first heard about this innovative partnership,….

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George Wallace to Emcee Easter Seals Walk

Flamingo headliner George Wallace will act as celebrity emcee at the third annual “Walk With Me” event to benefit Easter Seals Southern Nevada on Apr. 23. Wallace will also host a meet-and-greet for individuals who have benefited from Easter Seals programs. Learn more about Easter Seals. The event will take place at the W. Wayne….

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“Peepshow” Hosts “Broadway Bares” Charity Show

The cast of Planet Hollywood’s “Peepshow” will be joined by Las Vegas’ hottest performers at the second annual “Broadway Bares” benefit show on Apr. 24 (at midnight). Proceeds from the benefit performance will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. Through this organization, the American theater community has raised….

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Pup Walk-A-Thon Supports Las Vegas Humane Society

Las Vegas is brimming with dog-lovers, and many unleashed their support for the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society at a fundraiser on Apr. 3. The nonprofit animal welfare organization hosted its 15th Annual Wag-A-Tail Walk-A-Thon at the Kellogg-Zaher Sports Complex, a few minutes from the Strip. More than 400 people participated in a one or….

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Hang With Penn and Teller at AIDS Walk Las Vegas

Rio Las Vegas magicians Penn & Teller will again take part in AIDS Walk Las Vegas on Apr. 17. They’ve invited individuals to sign up for the walk under the “Penn & Teller Challenge.” The duo matches every dollar raised by participants who take part in their challenge. In 2010, Penn and Teller matched a….

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Caesars Foundation Gives Boost to USO Las Vegas

On Feb. 23, execs from the Caesars Foundation, the charitable arm of Caesars Entertainment, donated $100,000 to USO Las Vegas as part of the Foundation’s ongoing support of America’s military members and their families. The donated funds will support programs and services offered at the USO Las Vegas center inside McCarran International Airport, which opened….

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Something for Everyone in Vegas for Valentine’s Day

Of all the obligatory blog posts about Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas, we guarantee this will be the most obligatory! Yes, Las Vegas is about to be awash in romance for Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14), and there’s nothing this blog can do about it. Instead, we’re going to embrace it! And we figure there’s no….

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Miracle Mile Shops Turn Fountains Red for Charity

During February, the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is supporting the American Heart Association by turning its fountain red in honor of American Heart Month. The Miracle Mile Shops fountain will display a red hue between regularly-scheduled water shows. Spare change tossed into the fountain, as well as the shopping center’s indoor rainstorm attraction,….

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Louie Anderson Shows Off His Hot Dog at Pink’s

Vegas regular Louie Anderson unveiled a new hot dog named in his honor at Pink’s inside Planet Hollywood on Jan. 27. The beloved funnyman took orders, made the new Louie Dog (topped with mustard, sauerkraut and onions) for fans and talked about how a portion of the sales of the new dog will benefit the….

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Holly Madison Kicks Off Annual “Holly Jolly Toy Drive”

Peepshow headliner and TV hit “Holly’s World” star Holly Madison kicked off her second year of collecting toys for children this weekend (Dec. 4). An appearance at a local car dealership, Findlay Kia, resulted in dozens of toys being collected, with a chance for fans to get autographs and photos with the pulchritudinous “Girls Next….

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Magic Maven Mac King Gets His Birthday On

Our most heartfelt and magical birthday greetings go out to Harrah’s Vegas prestidigitator Mac King today (Dec. 2). We love Mac King (in a completely appropriate context, of course), not only because of his hilarious, quirky show, but also because he’s involved with a number of local charities, including the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada….

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Scores of Santas Set to Sprint for a Sweet Cause

One of the highlights of the holiday season in Vegas, the Las Vegas Great Santa Run, is set for Dec. 4. Close to 9,000 Santas took part in 2009, and this blog was there, of course. Read our post about the Las Vegas Great Santa Run. The massive, St. Nick-saturated run takes place at Town….

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Drink Up for a Good Cause at McFadden’s Inside Rio

Somebody’s definitely in the holiday spirit. On Nov. 24, McFadden’s at Rio Vegas hosts an evening of revelry and charity, featuring a couple of notable faces from reality TV. McFadden’s is teaming up with Mark Long from “Road Rules” and the unforgettable Trishelle Cannetella, from “The Real World Las Vegas,” for a food drive to….

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Culture Alert: Author Dennis Lehane Speaks

While this Las Vegas blog does its best to avoid writing about anything of “cultural significance,” sometimes we can’t help ourselves. On Nov. 7, bigtime author Dennis Lehane was the keynote speaker at the closing ceremony for the Vegas Valley Book Festival, and we were there. And yes, it involved books. And we were still….

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Diddy Drops Some Ditties at Pure Nightclub

Rap impresario (translation: really rich) Diddy hosted a Vegas Strip blow-out at Pure Nightclub inside Caesars Palace on Oct. 23. Diddy was in town for the Justin Timberlake and Friends concert, a star-fueled benefit concert for the Shiner’s Hospital for Children. Check out more photos of Diddy’s appearance on the Pure Facebook page.

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