Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada continues its third annual shineGOLD campaign to generate awareness and community support in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (Pictured: The official Krispy Kreme Vegas Golden Knights Specialty Doughnut)
During the month of September, community partners throughout the Las Vegas Valley have demonstrated their support by shining gold, while other local businesses have helped Candlelighters raise funds by offering specials and deals to support the campaign.
This year, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts launched its official Krispy Kreme Vegas Golden Knights (VGK) specialty doughnut to benefit the nonprofit organization. To commemorate the launch, Krispy Kreme hosted Candlelighters families and the community this past weekend. The event coincided with a special appearance by Chance, the VGK team mascot. The VGK specialty doughnut was designed by Roxy Lopez, an eight-year old Candlelighters child.
The VGK specialty doughnut is an Original Glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnut dipped in White Icing, then Drizzled with Black Icing and finished with a Gold Dusting. Throughout the month of September, for every dozen of the VGK specialty doughnuts sold at all six Las Vegas Krispy Kreme Doughnut locations, Krispy Kreme will donate $6 back to Candlelighters. Proceeds will go toward supporting Candlelighters’ mission to provide emotional, financial and quality of life services to local children and their families battling a childhood cancer diagnosis.
Clark County Commissioners Susan Brager and Marilyn Kirkpatrick along with Candlelighters families and team members gathered at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign earlier this month to watch the iconic landmark shineGOLD to mark the official launch of the campaign. Other monuments to shineGOLD in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month include the Las Vegas High Roller, Las Vegas City Hall, the Viva Vision light show at Fremont Street Experience and the ONE Summerlin building at Downtown Summerlin.
Candlelighters, Southern Nevada’s first and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local pediatric cancer patients, is commemorating its 40th year of service to the community. This year also marks the third year of the organization’s shineGOLD campaign which is designed to help spread awareness about the devastating impact childhood cancer has on families and encourage the community to offer support.