County commissioners and representatives from the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada recently kicked off the group's "shineGOLD" for childhood cancer awareness campaign by turning the lights on the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign gold.
"The Candlelighters have helped thousands of local families get through some extremely difficult times," Commissioner Susan Brager said. "We are proud to join the Candlelighters to call upon our friends and neighbors to "shineGOLD" during September to raise awareness of the needs of children with cancer and their families."
"For the past 40 years, the Candlelighters have stood with children and their families in their fight against cancer," Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick said. "Today we come together to raise awareness of the challenges and needs of those battling childhood cancer, and to show them our unwavering support."
The Candlelighters' "shineGOLD" campaign will include numerous events and activities during September, which is childhood cancer awareness month.
County Commissioners and representatives from the Candlelighters held the first of these events last week when they turned on gold-colored light bulbs installed on the world-famous "Welcome" sign during a brief ceremony. Like the famed Las Vegas Strip, the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign is in unincorporated Clark County.