"Incredible:" Celebrating Las Vegas' 11th Annual NF Hope Concert
Author: Jeff Leibow, NF Hope Concert Co-Founder and Executive Producer
Published On: 11/18/2021
After pivoting, transitioning, and transforming to navigate these new, changing times, returning to the live stage was nothing short of amazing. Thank you just doesn't seem big enough. Las Vegas' 11th Annual NF Hope Concert was INCREDIBLE.
It was INCREDIBLE to welcome a live audience back!
It was INCREDIBLE to be blessed with such a generous and talented collection of singers and musicians (Jassen Allen, Breanna De Santos, Ashley Fuller, Lou Gazzara, Savannah Smith, Megan Franke & the LVA Choir, Eddie Rich, Isaac Tubb, Kevin Mullinax, Aaron Fuller, Tyler Williams, Mark Ferrat and Dena Masaro Williams) led by Robby Wingfield, an even more generous musical director.
It was INCREDIBLE to have friend, Chet Buchanan on stage, leading the afternoon and even more INCREDIBLE to honor him with the Advocate of Hope Award.
It was INCREDIBLE to have a team of stage managers by our side (Jay Alger, Mel Finley, Lauren Rasmussen and the super star, Erica Santucci).
It was INCREDIBLE to honor the second member of the Oberlander family, the force to be reckoned with, Beverly Oberlander, with the Paul Bodner Memorial Award, and it was INCREDIBLE that her son, Eli, who received the award in 2018 to give present it to her.
It was INCREDIBLE to have the support of a list of immeasurably generous sponsors, including our presenting sponsor, SpringWorks Therapeutics along with All Western Mortgage Las Vegas, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, The PENTA Building Group, Findlay Toyota and so many more.
It was INCREDIBLE to have the team from Neurofibromatosis Network, including Executive Director Kim Bischoff, onsite for the first time in more than two years to share the important work they do to support the NF community and lead the way in NF advocacy.
It was INCREDIBLE having the incomparable Denise Truscello capturing beautiful images of the day.
It was INCREDIBLE having the support of our corporate partners Ad Images, Ascaya, The Smith Center, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Livestream Las Vegas and our amazing PR partner, PR Plus.
It was INCREDIBLE to have an auction filled with contributions from generous businesses who believe in the NF cause and the NF Hope Concert.
It was INCREDIBLE to witness firsthand your unwavering support and generosity for the thousands living with neurofibromatosis. Everything was simply INCREDIBLE, and thank you just doesn't seem big enough, but we'll start there. Thank you for coming together with us to raise funds and awareness for neurofibromatosis. With your continued support, we are making an impact on the NF community across the country and our work wouldn't be possible without you. We look forward to another great year of NF Hope Concerts and hope to see you in the audience in 2022!
Learn more about the NF Hope Concerts by visiting their website.