Comprehensive is named official cancer center partner of the Aces and creates dynamic campaign to promote women’s breast health
Comprehensive Cancer Centers is the official cancer center partner of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) Las Vegas Aces.
Together, Comprehensive and the Aces aim to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for American Cancer Society. The multifaceted partnership includes Every Point Counts, a campaign in which $20 from every free throw made during each home game will be donated to American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. It also included a title game sponsorship of Breast Health Awareness Night on August 20.
“We are honored to be working with the Las Vegas Aces as their official cancer center partner,” said Jon Bilstein, executive director of Comprehensive. “The Aces games are a great way to bring our community together, and as a sponsor, it’s a perfect way to bring messages of breast cancer awareness, prevention and hope to Southern Nevadans.”
“The Las Vegas Aces are proud to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer, as well as to celebrate those who have triumphed over the disease, encourage those who are in the struggle, and remember those who have lost their battle,” said Aces Community Relations Manager, Autumn Spicer.
The title game activation included a pre-game fan tunnel comprised of patients and their families, recognition during pre-game festivities, Dew Fan Zone takeover, where patients and physicians had courtside seats, post-game photo opportunity and pink rally towels donned with Every Point Counts placed on each seat in the arena for fans.
“The generous support of Comprehensive Cancer Centers and the Las Vegas Aces increases the American Cancer Society’s ability to provide vital services to cancer patients and their families throughout southern Nevada,” said Angela VanBrackle, senior development manager of American Cancer Society. “Their contributions help further our mission to celebrate lives, save lives, and lead the fight to end cancer.”
In honor of Breast Health Awareness Night, and in celebration of breast cancer patients, survivors, and forever fighters, Comprehensive Cancer Centers announced during the game on August 20 that they are Doubling Down on Every Point Counts, which means they have doubled their donation to $40 for each free throw made this season.
And, in honor of Every Point Counts, one of the original Aces season ticket members, Anne Fried, who has stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, and her wife, Barbara, personally matched $20 for every free throw made this season. This donation will be made in honor of the excellent care Anne received at Comprehensive from her doctors, Dr. Rupesh Parikh and Dr. Josette Spotts, and in honor of the great work of American Cancer Society.
As of August 20, their combined donation totals $15,060.00. There is one more home game on August 31, so this total will likely surpass that outstanding amount!
About Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada
Comprehensive Cancer Centers is an award-winning multi-specialty practice comprising medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, pulmonary services, cancer genetic counseling and clinical research, with treatment centers and offices throughout Southern Nevada. For more than 40 years, the practice has provided oncology services to patients in and out of state with a specialized physician and nursing staff. Comprehensive, an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, offers state-of-the-art technologies, latest advancements in cancer treatment and groundbreaking clinical research trails. The practice participates in more than 170 Phase I, Phase II and Phase III clinical research studies each year and has played a role in developing more than 85 FDA-approved cancer therapies.
About Las Vegas Aces
Las Vegas tipped off its second season of WNBA competition at Mandalay Bay Events Center in May of 2019, and hosted AT&T WNBA All-Star Game 2019 on Saturday, July 27. Season, group, single game and flex plan ticket packages may be purchased at LasVegasAces.com.
In addition, The Aces are deeply committed to enriching and impacting our Las Vegas community, with a special emphasis on diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, and education. We are proud to lead the way by working through schools or community-based organizations, partnering with service-based volunteer organizations and utilizing the WNBA platform to encourage the love of basketball through-out our city.
For additional information about the Aces please visit LasVegasAces.com.