Criss Angel’s charity distributes additional food boxes to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation patient families.
By Debbie Hall
World-renowned magician and record-breaking headliner Criss Angel, The CORE Group, Caesars Entertainment, and BASE Entertainment held a second food distribution on June 4. Approximately 100 Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K) patient families received their second distribution of nutritious food boxes and household items. Angel, through his Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation, and The CORE Group provided $250,000 worth of donated food and other items to the families whose children are being treated at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Nevada’s only pediatric cancer treatment center. Combined with the food distribution held on May 14, the families received a six- to eight-week supply of food.
Annette Logan-Parker, President and CEO, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, first thanked Angel and gave him a gift. Next, she thanked Tom McCann for helping with the distribution effort.
The CORE Group, represented by Cory and Yvette, was acknowledged for their contribution.
Representatives of Nellis Air Force Base were on hand to accept their plaque of gratitude. Bar Code and East Ring provided the food for the volunteers who had arrived at 6 a.m. to set for the distribution. Criss Angel spoke and thanked the volunteers for all of their efforts.
“Thank you for coming out here when there was no obligation,” Criss said. “You did it out of your heart because you wanted to help fellow citizens and our community. God bless you, and thank you. This shows what the power of love can do. It doesn’t matter if you are black or white or who you are, rich, poor, young, old, it doesn’t matter. We are all in this together.”
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many patient families have lost jobs, lost their health insurance, or have suffered other financial hardships. The food donation will ensure families do not need to struggle to pay for food and other essentials, including rent, mortgages, and car payments.
For more information, visit cure4thekids.org.