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Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman’s 70th Birthday Party

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman will celebrate his 70th birthday in grand style on Friday evening, July 31 with a public birthday gala street party on Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. OscarGoodmanbirthday
 
“It’ll be a blast!” Goodman said, whose enroute to completing his third and final four-year term as mayor. “I’m inviting everyone to leave their worries behind and join me for a one-of-a-kind evening that will benefit three local charities.  I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than to share it with the citizens of fabulous Las Vegas!”
 
Mayor Goodman’s 70th Birthday Celebration will be a Fremont Street Experience “street party” at the First Street Stage plaza next to Golden Nugget from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, July 31.  There will be special entertainment and appearances from performers throughout Las Vegas and a ceremony on stage with Mayor Goodman will take place from 8:30-9 p.m.  Admission is a $20 donation and will be sold at the entrance gate. 
 
Charities will receive 100 percent of money donated with funds raised going to Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Opportunity Village and Three Square.
 
Bombay Sapphire Gin, the Mayor’s gin of choice, will be the drink of choice at Goodman’s 70th birthday party.  In celebration of the occasion, special “Good-Man Martinis” will be served inside the party on Fremont Street Experience.  With the $20 charitable donation, street party participants will receive two “Good-Man Martinis” or other gin mixed drinks made with Bombay Sapphire, plus a commemorative T-shirt and button.
 
Fremont Street Experience is producing a special tribute to Mayor Goodman that will play during the ceremony on Viva Vision, arguably the world’s largest video screen.

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Star Power Provides Fundraising Power for ‘Keep Memory Alive’ Lou Ruvo Benefit in Las Vegas

Ka-ching, ka-ching. . . the revenue results have been tabulated for last Saturday’s “Keep Memory Alive” fundraising benefit at the Bellagio in Las Vegas for the new Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.  In a choking recession, Keep Memory Alive has cleared a cool $10 million for the event, including one $5 million donation, two $1 million donations.  That brings the grand total to more than $75 million raised by the organization since it started 13 years ago. 

The event’s huge success could have been attributed to many reasons: Siegfried & Roy’s supposed final performance, the gala ambiance, the scrumptious food prepared by celebrity chefs galore, or was it the free-flowing Dom Perignon? Maybe it was the auctioned trip to David Copperfield’s Bahamas estate, hosted by the magician, which went for $60,000?  Could the success be attributed to the gaggle of celebrities in attendance including Teri Hatcher, Hilary Duff, Danny DeVito and his wife, Rhea Perlman, comic actor (and former Riviera entertainment director) Steve Schirripa, Muhammed Ali, Kristin Davis, and Jane’s Addiction front man Perry Ferrell?

Tossing conjectures aside, the gala highlighted Keep Memory Alive’s team coordination and fundraising prowess to bring about an heightened awareness to brain disorder diseases – Alzeimer’s alone afflicts about 5.2 million Americans – and raise money in Las Vegas in a down economy for a great cause.

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