In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will turn its fountain blue the entire month of November and donate all change tossed in to the Nevada Chapter of JDRF as part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing community campaign.
Through Nov. 30, the fountain will display a blue hue in between regularly scheduled water shows. Coins tossed in the popular water feature as well as the center’s indoor rainstorm will benefit the leading organization that funds research for type 1 diabetes (T1D). JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to end T1D and is committed to an ongoing stream of life-changing therapies that lessen the impact of T1D.
Miracle Mile Shops’ partnership with the Nevada Chapter of JDRF is part of its Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, which raises funds for nonprofit programs and organizations through community sponsorships, additional partnerships and a number of cash and in-kind donations.
T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and—at present—nothing you can do to get rid of it.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently funding $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries.
About Miracle Mile Shops:
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and live entertainment venues. The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops’ only Las Vegas location; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show. Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC.
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