JERSEY BOYS' Jeff Leibow Produces 2nd Annual NF Hope Concert at Harrah's Las Vegas, 10/21
Jeff Leibow of JERSEY BOYS announced the 2nd Annual NF Hope Concert set to take place today, October 21 at 1 p.m. at Harrah's Las Vegas. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to NF Network, a non-profit organization that serves families and individuals with neurofibromatosis, more commonly known as NF. The second rendition of the NF Hope Concert will include performances by some of the biggest names in Las Vegas as well as an impressive live and silent auction.
Tickets prices start at $25 and are available at TicketMaster.com, HarrasLasVegas.com or by calling the Harrah's box office at (702) 369-5111.
The star-studded concert will include performances by Delious Kennedy from the Grammy Award Winning Band All-4-One, Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees, Anya Garnis and Dmitry Chaplin from ABC's Dancing With The Stars, Gordie Brown, Clint Holmes, Chris Phillips, and cast members from JERSEY BOYS, Absinthe and Vegas! The Show, plus many more. Silent auction items include tickets to Celine Dion, Elton John, Donny and Marie, JERSEY BOYS, show memorabilia, restaurant certificates, spa certificates and much more. This year there will also be a live auction with items ranging from original artwork to all-expense-paid vacations.
The concert is inspired by Leibow's daughter Emma, who was diagnosed with NF at the age of nine months. NF is a genetic disorder of the nervous system that results in a mutation on a gene that normally suppresses tumor growth. This allows for tumors to grow on any nerve in the body without warning. Leibow and his wife Melody conceived the idea for the concert upon the realization that they had an obligation to their family and the 100,000 people living with NF to educate more people about the disorder.
"In the last year we have found a handful of small tumors on Emma. Fortunately, they don't seem to be slowing her down, but it reinforces why we do so much to raise awareness of NF," says Leibow.
NF is one of the most common genetic disorders and affects more than 100,000 Americans, making it more common than cystic fibrosis, hereditary Muscular Dystrophy, Huntington's Disease and Tay Sachs combined. Despite its commonality, the disorder struggles to get federal support every year.