National Fragile X Foundation
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic condition that causes intellectual disability, behavioral and learning challenges and various physical characteristics. Though FXS occurs in both genders, males are more frequently affected than females, and generally with greater severity. Life expectancy is not affected in people with FXS because there are usually no life-threatening health concerns associated with the condition.
Tony & Shelli have a special place in their heart for this foundation and the work they do. Their Godson, Trek was diagnosed with Fragile X. Though Trek is a complete blessing to all who have the pleasure of meeting him, it has not always been easy for his parents. The Fragile X Foundation has been a Godsend for them, as well as Trek. We love you Trek!
Shriners hospitals for children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 facilities, located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
Shriners Hospitals for Children mission is to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment, to provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals, and conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.
This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay.
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a United States-based association working to fight the consequences of diabetes and to help those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to manage, cure and prevent diabetes (including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and pre-diabetes); delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides information for both patients and health care professionals; and advocates on behalf of people denied their rights because of diabetes.
In 2014 it was estimated that 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, and another 86 million have prediabetes.
Project 150 is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization that was organized in December, 2011 when the founders heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas that were in need of support over the Christmas Break. The effort has expanded to helping over 2,500 in 45 high schools when it was understood that the problems these students faced were prevalent across the valley.
There are over 11,200 homeless students in the Las Vegas valley, over 2,500 of those are in high school. High School is Tough Enough without having to worry about where you are going to sleep at night. Project 150 was created out of our community’s desire to help these kids. Our mission is to offer support and services to these homeless high school students so they have what they need to continue school and be successful in life.
FAITH Community Lutheran Church and Schools
Faith Community is located in Summerlin, but their ministry touches lives in Las Vegas and throughout the world. They invite you to join them on their mission of “inviting people to know Jesus” as they REJOICE in worship to His goodness and grace, as they RELATE to Him and one another in Bible Study and Prayer, and as we RESPOND with grateful hearts to His forgiveness and salvation through our outreach and missions.
Their outreach starts locally, with organizations like The Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Women's Resource Medical Center, and the Walter Having Home. Faith Community Lutheran Church and Schools also transforms hearts and builds God's Kingdom with their missions in Cambodia, Dominican Republic, and Liberia.
Tony, Shelli, and their family have been members of Faith Community Lutheran Church for over 15 years.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), founded in 1949, is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS created the Information Resource Center (IRC) to provide blood cancer patients, their families and health professionals accurate, current disease information and support. IRC information specialists are social workers, nurses and health educators.
LLS has 64 chapters in the United States, as well as five chapters in Canada (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada). Nationwide volunteer fundraising events and activities include Team in Training (an endurance sports training program where volunteers train to complete an endurance sports event while fundraising to support the fight against blood cancers), Light The Night Walk (a community-based walk that celebrates patients battling cancer, their families and supporters), and Student Series (K-12 student service learning program to raise awareness and funds to fight blood cancer). Each chapter also organizes its own fundraising activities.