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"Lights of Compassion" weekend honoring Congressman
Wayne Newton, "Real Housewives" star Lisa Vanderpump, and Mrs.
Howard Hughes, and starring
Frankie Moreno, NBC anchors
Jessica Moore, and Oscar-nominated singer/songwriter
Carol Connors to raise funds for American Humane Association, local animal rescue, and Wags4Warriors
Fashion show at Bellagio and Great Gatsby-themed benefit at a private Anthem Country Club estate underscores that compassion is always in style
April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the weekend of
May 17-18, some of
Las Vegas' leading lights will be turning up the city's already dazzling star wattage to make life a bit brighter for those in need. A star-studded collection of public figures, philanthropists, entertainers, and television and movie stars are coming together in a constellation of compassion to raise funds for American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, local animal rescue efforts, and wounded warriors who need the healing care of a therapy dog.
Friday, May 17 the "Lights of Compassion" weekend will kick off with an Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show at Bellagio to demonstrate that compassion is always in fashion. Guests will be treated to a fabulous lineup of adult, child and even animal models showing off
Elie Tahari and Fifi and Romeo creations during an elegant afternoon showcasing the talents of
Las Vegas "Headliner of the Year"
Frankie Moreno, star of "Dancing with the Stars" and "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Lisa Vanderpump with her dog Giggy, and two-time Oscar-nominated singer/songwriter
Carol Connors. Paul Mitchell The School –
Las Vegas will be donating hair and makeup services for talent.
Saturday, May 18 Bruce and Barbara Lee Woollen will host a Great Gatsby-themed gala at their Anthem Country Club estate in
Henderson. The evening will feature elegantly clad ladies and tuxedoed gentlemen, classic cars provided by
Jim and Beverly Rogers' Sunbelt Classic and Antique Automobile Museum, exquisite jewelry from the Hollywood Collection of Kazanjian of Beverly Hills, entertainment by renowned concert pianist Lola Astanova and classical guitarist
Eric Castro, a live and silent auction, and lively emceeing by NBC-TV anchors
Jessica Moore. A roster of VIPs will be honored, including
U.S. Congressman Joe Heck, who has been active in veterans' affairs,
Wayne Newton, Lisa Vanderpump, Mrs. Howard Hughes(actress
Las Vegas' The Animal Foundation.
Proceeds from both events will establish a disaster preparedness program for the rescue of animals in
Nevada and American Humane Association's Wags4Warriors program benefitting our military veterans through the healing power of animal-assisted therapy.
Tickets for the
May 17 Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show are
$150 each. Individual tickets for the Gatsby Gala are
$350. Sponsorships with VIP seating and features in the program, as well as program advertising are available. Tickets and sponsorships are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
For tickets or more information, please call 866-242-1877 or email
American Humane Association President and CEO Dr.
Robin Ganzert said, "We are immensely grateful to
Bruce and Barbara Lee Woollen, Congressman Heck and his lovely wife Lisa,
Jim Snyder and
Frankie Moreno, Lisa Vanderpump,
Carol Connors, and the many talented stars who are coming together to raise funds to brighten the lives of those in the greatest need. Thank you!"
Barbara Lee Woollen said, "Each year, American Humane Association works to protect more than 400 million children and animals, and helps our nation's military families cope with the impact of service. We cannot think of a more worthy cause to support and ask for our friends and the entire
Las Vegas community to support their work here in
Nevada, across the country, and around the world. You'll be supporting an important cause while enjoying a wonderful evening."
Bruce and Barbara Lee WoollenHost Committee:
Lisa Bobak, Mayor
Andy A. Hafen,
Eileen Hayes, Congressman
Joe Heck and
Christian W. Kolberg,
Jeanne Marie Korn,
Ken and Dianne Merkey,
Laurence Ring, Esq. and
Caren Caty, PhD,
Jim and Beverly RogersAbout American Humane Association
American Humane Association is the country's first national humane organization and the only one dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Since 1877, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting our most vulnerable from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today we're also leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society. American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit American Humane Association at
SOURCE American Humane Association