Join us at Las Vegas’ 7th Annual NF Hope® Concert!
Author: NF Hope Concert
Published On: 09/22/2017
In less than a month, neurofibromatosis families and friends from across the country will gather for Las Vegas’ 7th Annual NF Hope Concert, Sunday, October 22 at The Palazzo.
The concert brings together Las Vegas entertainers for an afternoon spectacular to raise money and awareness for neurofibromatosis. This year’s lineup includes the Las Vegas debut of Finding Faith featuring Andrew Tierney of Human Nature; award-winning Vegas headliner Clint Holmes and wife, Kelly Clinton; “Magic Mike Live” star Mark Shunock with wife, Cheryl Daro; stars of “World’s Greatest Rock Show” at the Stratosphere; These Guys Worldwide; comedy-magician Murray Sawchuck; The Tenors of Rock; Jeff and Melody Leibow with a special guest appearance by daughter Emma, as well as some surprise guests.
Those that can’t make it to the show can still support the cause by participating in the silent auction, which features ticket packages to the top shows on the Strip, hotel stay packages, restaurant gift certificates, spa experiences, and more. Access to the silent auction begins October 11 at http://7thnfhope.auction-bid.org, and items will be available for viewing at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event.
Top silent auction items include a trip to Disneyworld with a two-night stay at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, Florida; tickets to the 2nd Annual NF Hope Concert in New York City, hotel stay, and tickets to “Hamilton” on Broadway; a staycation at the Cromwell, including dinner at Giada; a staycation at the Venetian including dinner and a show; travel for two, two nights in an Eiffel Tower view room at Paris Las Vegas, and lunch with teen popstar Debbie Gibson; a VIP Pawn Stars Experience featuring a behind-the-scenes tour of Gold & Silver Pawn, meet and greet with available cast members, and filming opportunity if production schedule allows; tickets and a meet and greet with Grammy award-winning artists Boyz II Men, and an exclusive package at Dance With Me – the Tivoli Village dance studio co-owned by “Dancing with the Stars” favorites Tony Dovolani and brothers Maksim and Val Chmerkovskiy.
Since the inaugural event in 2011, the NF Hope Concert has raised nearly $500,000 for neurofibromatosis research and advocacy.
“Even after seven years, our family continues to be awed by how generous the performing arts community is in Las Vegas,” says Jeff Leibow, director of development for NF Hope. “There are no words to properly express our gratitude.”
Leibow’s daughter, Emma, was diagnosed with NF in 2010 when she was just 9 months old. As Leibow and his wife, Melody, learned more about the disorder’s devastating effects, they realized they had an obligation to both their family and the 128,000 people living with NF to educate others about the disorder.
Every year, Emma has supplied Leibow and his wife all the inspiration they need to make this event a success, but this year, they have even more to fight for.
“In addition to monitoring Emma’s multiple brain tumors, we recently discovered a complex of tumors in her leg that not only carry with them the potential for an incurable NF related cancer, but have also necessitated a series of orthopedic surgeries,” Leibow said. “It has been an important reminder of why we work so hard to make a difference in the lives of everyone living with NF.”
Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at palazzo.com, or by calling 702-414-9000 or 866-641-7469.