Candlelighters of Nevada Event...

November 15, 2010
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Valley West Mortgage was a proud sponsor of “Knock Out Cancer for Candlelighters Kids

on Saturday, November 6th at the Xtreme Couture Gym here in Las Vegas, Nevada. “We strongly believe in supporting efforts that will benefit the community that we live in and Candlelighters of Nevada provides much needed support services for children fighting cancer and their families”. While this event was a lot of fun for everyone and it did raise both money and awareness, the need for funding never goes away. We encourage you to use this link to Candlelighters secure donation page to make a contribution and please, share it with others.

Local business men and good friends, Vinnie Mannino and Pablo Peregrina, have always been fans of Mixed Martial Arts so it seemed like a natural to come up with the idea of fighting each other to raise money for a local charity. Together with the Xtreme Couture trainers & staff, they planned an exciting evening of 12 bouts, featuring everything from boxing to grappling, with the main event being Vinnie “The InVINcible” Mannino and Pablo “The Piranha” Peregrina in the ring, fighting to “knock out” cancer.

Vinnie had this to say after the charity event; “We actually never trained before in boxing nor Mixed Martial Arts”. “ We have just been fans of boxing and decided it would be cool to start training and raise money for the charity”.

Vinnie and Pablo worked hard not just to train for this event but also to secure sponsors for the event, who included:

Host Sponsor: Xtreme CoutureTKO Sponsor: Universal North AmericaHeavyweight Sponsor: All Nevada Insurance, Inc.Middleweight Sponsors: Valley West Mortgage, American Wealth Advisors & Benchmark ConsultingLightweight Sponsors: Stephanie & Jim Bearse, The Liquor Outlet, AAA Insurance and Cambridge Group LTD.

All proceeds from the event benefited Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, which raised more than $9000.00. This money will help the organization continue in its mission to provide support, education, hope and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer, their families and the professionals who care for them. Some services include, financial assistance, travel for treatment, counseling, support groups, bereavement assistance, medical co-payment program and more! If you would like more information on how you can help Candlelighters of Nevada, please visit their website at or call 702-737-1919…because kid’s can’t fight cancer alone!

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