Station Casinos Goes Pink in October to raise funds for Susan G. Komen.
Las Vegas, Nev. — Station Casinos is hosting its 3rd Annual “Project Pink,” initiative, a month-long community campaign to raise funds for the Southern Nevada Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, October 1-31 throughout the majority of its properties’ and venues including the Grand Cafes, Mexican restaurants, spas as well as at designated blackjack and poker tables. In 2011, Project Pink raised nearly $50,000 for the local charity.
Project Pink will offer a variety of “pink” themed products and experiences for purchase in October with proceeds benefitting the local Susan G. Komen affiliate including:
“Pink Pastries” at the Grand Cafes: A variety of exclusively created desserts such as pink ribbon French macaroons, pink ribbon cookies, caramel apples, pink ribbon cheesecake lollipops, strawberry cheesecake, peanut brittle, brownies and cookies, to name a few, will be available at all seven Grand Café locations including Boulder Station, Green Valley Ranch resort, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station and Texas Station. The pink pastries range in price beginning at $1.25 per item on up.
- DONATION: 50 percent of all proceeds from the sales will be donated to the local charity.
Pink Sugar Kiss Bliss and Massage available the Spa at Green Valley Ranch and the Spa at Red Rock: The “LaLicious” treatment combines two of the spa’s most popular experiences as the skin is first exfoliated with a soothing scrub and follows with a relaxing Swedish massage, leaving the body pampered, soft and supple. Pink treatments are $195 for 80 minutes and $285 for 110 minutes.
- DONATION: $10 from each treatment will be donated to the local charity. The locals’ spa discount will not apply to the Project Pink treatment.
Pink Fajitas and sopapillas served at all Mexican Restaurants: Enjoy traditional fajitas in pink flour tortillas (chicken, steak and shrimp) and sopapillas (a deep fried dough dessert tossed in cinnamon sugar and served with honey). Additionally all Mexican restaurants will serve its complimentary tortilla chips and salsa with pink chips mixed in the bowl. Cabo locations include Aliante Station, Boulder Station, Palace Station, Santa Fe Station and Sunset Station. Garduno’s is located inside Fiesta Rancho and Amigo’s is located inside Fiesta Henderson
- DONATION: One dollar from every pink fajita or sopapilla order will be donated to the local charity.
Poker Goes Pink and “21” for the Cure: Properties that offer blackjack and poker tables will have a designated “pink” table all month, designed and donated by gaming partner GPI USA. Properties participating in both “21” for the Cure and Poker Goes Pink include: Aliante Station, Boulder Station, Green Valley Ranch, Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station and Texas Station. Wild Wild West will participate in “21” for the Cure only.
- DONATION: All the winnings/rake from the designated pink blackjack and poker tables on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 will be donated to the local charity
Project Pink was developed in 2010 by Red Rock’s executive pastry chef Jaret Blinn, who together with the executive team at Red Rock Resort, have become active in the fight against breast cancer after Blinn’s mother lost her battle with the disease. The response by the public was so overwhelming that the company expanded those efforts to all Grand Café locations and then further grew the charity effort to several areas throughout each property to raise even greater awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.
"On behalf of the Komen Southern Nevada Affiliate, I want to extend our gratitude to Station Casinos for their generosity and true passion for this cause. This is the third year they have reached out to us to partner in this fight against breast cancer and we are so pleased that they are taking such an active role in not only raising awareness for their guests, but for their valued team members as well,” said Stephanie Kirby Executive Director for the Southern Nevada Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
The Southern Nevada Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® - along with those who generously support the organization with their talent, time and resources - is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our community. Through events like the Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure®, more than $6 million in local breast health and breast cancer projects have been invested in Southern Nevada over the past 17 years. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate provide grants for innovative community programs that reduce breast cancer mortality through screening, treatment, education and safety-net services, while the remaining 25 percent supports groundbreaking breast cancer research grants. In 2011, the Affiliate funded nearly $837,000 in local breast health programs for the uninsured and underserved in Las Vegas and surrounding service areas, while providing more than $190,000 to breast cancer research. For more information, visit www.komensouthernnevada.org or call 702.822.2324.