Celebrities and Doctors Band Together to Perform and Raise Funds for the State’s Largest Non-Profit Hospice

(Las Vegas) – Popular celebrity performers and the local medical community are gearing up to showcase their singing and musical talents this fall to raise funds for Nathan Adelson Hospice.   Bella Electric Strings and local medical professionals will be taking the stage during the 19th Annual “Serenades of Life - Doctors in Concert” event to benefit Nevada’s largest non-profit hospice.

Actor/Comedian Brad Garrett will conduct a special introduction to kick off the night’s entertainment, and Mayor Carolyn Goodman and former Mayor Oscar Goodman will serve as the masters of ceremony. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 21 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

“The event this year will feature several notable performers, and we are truly honored that they are participating and supporting our non-profit hospice,” said Carole Fisher, president and chief executive officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “We are thrilled to once again hold the event at The Smith Center; it will be a wonderful evening.”

Aside from the notable Brad Garrett, Bella Electric Strings and other performers include: Alan Arnold, M.D., Nancy Hsiao, M.D., Robert Lieberman, M.D., Dr. Loren Little with his Jazz Band, Linda Woodson, M.D. and Alter’d Ego featuring Edwin Kingsley.  Musical numbers will range from soul to rock ‘n’ roll to opera.  In addition to the concert fundraiser, a special recipient will be presented with the Brad Garrett Humanitarian Award. 

Ticket prices vary. To purchase tickets, call The Smith Center Box Office at 702-749-2000 or visit the website at www.thesmithcenter.com.  More information can also be accessed by calling Stephanie Forbes at Nathan Adelson Hospice is 702.938.3910.

Proceeds from the concert support The Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies program at Nathan Adelson Hospice. The program improves quality of life for the hospice’s patients and loved ones and eases emotional and physical discomfort. Patients and their loved ones may request various therapies such as Pet Therapy, Reiki Energy Work, Message Therapy, Art Therapy, Reflexology and Aromatherapy.

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 450 patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice became a Southern Nevada home care hospice with the mission to provide patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community.  In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened the area’s first inpatient hospice, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care.

The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence.  Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.

The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit www.nah.org.