Kid cancer survivors get to operate construction equipment at Vegas fundraiser

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Updated Feb 2, 2018

Banner HomeThe construction industry is rallying to fight childhood cancer.

The American Cancer Society’s Construction vs. Cancer will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. February 10 in Symphony Park in Las Vegas. The event, sponsored by Las Vegas Paving Corporation, allows more than 1,200 young cancer survivors to sit in and operate, with the help of construction industry professionals, heavy construction equipment like backhoes, dozers and excavators.

Many of southern Nevada’s largest construction and mining companies are funding the event, which raises money for programs and services for cancer sufferers and for research, according to NevadaBusiness.com.

The event features an appearance by MindFreak magician Criss Angel, who will receive the cancer society’s Compassionate Heart Award, presented by Barrick.

Other highlights of the event include a performance by MGM Grand headliners Jabbawockeez, Falynne Lewing’s “Michael Jackson: A Thrilling Tribute!”, and Trapeze Las Vegas Aerial Angels – Circus Performers. There will also be food trucks, face painting and games.

For more information, contact Denise Keegan at Denise.Keegan@cancer.org or at 702-891-9007; or go to constructionvscancer.org/.