PRESS RELEASE: LAS VEGAS – September 29, 2014 – The five-day countdown to Knockout Cancer for Candlelighters Kids begins today as the fifth annual fundraiser that raises funds for children with cancer takes place this Friday, October 3 live from Texas Station in Las Vegas.
Now in its fifth year, “Round 5: Knockout Cancer for Candlelighters Kids” is an annual Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Boxing event that was created to help raise funds and awareness for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. This year’s event will be held at the Texas Station. Doors open at 5:45 p.m; first bout starts at 7:00 p.m. PT.
This exciting, action-packed charity event features a night of amazing fights and a fabulous charity raffle. New to the event is the expansion of kickboxing and jiu jitsu. This marks the third year in a row that the local Las Vegas Tuff-N-Uff organization will present MMA bouts as part of the Knockout Cancer event. There will be something for everyone with three MMA bouts, three boxing bouts, three kickboxing bouts and three jiu jitsu bouts.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada provides necessary support and services for local families of children diagnosed with cancer, having helped several thousands of children in our community since the organization was founded in 1978. Candlelighters serves approximately 100 families monthly, and as many as 300 families throughout the year and funds raised by events such as Knockout Cancer, help the organization provide much needed services.
Knockout Cancer continues to build on its efforts to raise more money and help more children. The event has raised over $100,000 since its first year and with help of their generous sponsors and donations, the event returns this October 3rd at the Texas Station for its biggest year to date. For more information about this great event, contact Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702-737-1919 or please visit www.candlelightersnv.org