In Logandale about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Southwest Homes on April 12 hosted the Logandale Cowboy Run 10K and Family Fun Walk to raise donations for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation and Safe Nest Shelters.
The new community of Valley Heights was the site of the run, which was held in conjunction with the Clark County Fair and Rodeo. About 80 people took part in the morning event, including about 10 children and a woman who was seven months pregnant who half ran and half walked the course, said Kim Bowman of G Creative, an advertising agency hired by Southwest Homes.
The event raised about $2,500 each for Candlelighters and Safe Nest Shelters, Bowman said.
Runners from all over the Las Vegas area participated in the event. The course took runners and walkers in a loop around Bowman Lake, with views of the Clark County Fairgrounds and the city of Logandale. Awards, prizes, complimentary t-shirts, and donated gifts from local companies were awarded to participants.
The Valley Heights neighborhood was the starting and ending point for runners and walkers.
Candlelighters of Southern Nevada is a nonprofit organization which provides assistance to families in Southern Nevada coping with childhood cancer. Chartered in 1978, Candlelighters has helped alleviate the burdens of more than 2,000 families in Nevada alone.
Safe Nest is nonprofit charity which aims to be a leading advocate in eradicating domestic violence, and offering assistance to families in need of recovery and transition from the trauma of abuse. The organization offers confidential support in the form of shelter, food, clothing, counseling and education to families seeking relief from domestic violence.
“Our motivation for holding an event of this kind was to raise money and awareness for such a worthy cause,” said Todd Slusher, president of Las Vegas-based Southwest Homes. “We are constantly searching for engaging ways to bring the community together and aid in the support of families in need.”
Southwest Homes has been building homes in the Las Vegas Valley for 12 years. Valley Heights is the company’s first development outside the Las Vegas Valley.
Upon completion, Valley Heights will consist of 97 estate homes ranging from 1,952 to 5,095 square feet. One family already lives in the new community and others will be moving in soon, Bowman said.
To visit Valley Heights in Logandale, take Interstate 15 to Exit 93 and follow signs to the neighborhood.
For more information, visit valleyheights.net or call 398-7460.