Roberta's Las Vegas Real Estate Blog: Cleveland Clinic Las Vegas - Lou Ruvo Brain Institute Union Park - Power of Love Gala with Siegfried & Roy

Cleveland Clinic Las Vegas - Lou Ruvo Brain Institute Union Park - Power of Love Gala with Siegfried & Roy




Lou Ruvo Brain Institute Las Vegas Union Park

As announced today, the Cleveland Clinic is partnering with the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute. They will staff and operate The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in the facilities under construction in Las Vegas' Union Park development in downtown. It's expected to be opened in mid-2009.

Lou Ruvo Brain Institute Construction - Union park Las Vegas

The Lou Ruvo Brain Institute is dedicated to treatment and research for cures to brain disorders, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). This affiliation not only helps to add to the Institute's capabilities, but will expand those of the Cleveland Clinic's current Brain Health Center at their Neurological Institute. Their Las Vegas center is expected to treat as many as 300 patients per year, nearly doubling their current capacity. For more information, a story found in the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Lou Ruvo Brain Institute Las Vegas - Frank Gehry Design

The unique Frank Gehry Architecture will be the southwestern gateway to the city's Union Park, an estimated $6 billion dollar project to the west of the famed Fremont Street Experience. This new urban core is slated to feature other medical facilities and office space, as well as the Smith Center for the Performing Arts and World Jewelry Center to name a few of the project's projected tenants. They will be joining the expansive World Market Center, the showplace for furniture and design.

This addition becomes good news not only for Las Vegas, but the world. It offers these expanded treatment and research facilities for these brain afflictions that have touched so many families. It also continues the diversification of the Las Vegas economy by adding to it's growing medical community. Projects and partnerships such as these can spur even more growth, opportunity and jobs, and the services offered by more professionals relocating to the Las Vegas Valley. All are valuable assets, especially during these difficult economic times.

Power of Love Gala - Siegfried & Roy benefit Keep Memory Alive
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The Keeping Memory Alive Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute, making all this possible. They have had great support and endorsement from many celebrities, as no level of income or status is immune to these disorders.

On February 28, 2009, The Power of Love Gala will be held at the Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas. The featured performance will be a one night, one time return to the stage of famed Las Vegas Magicians, Siegfried & Roy. Yes, the one and only performance since Roy's tragic accident and his amazing progress to recovery, will benefit this organization.

There is so much more to Las Vegas and it's community that often gets hidden behind the glare of the glamour and glitz of the Las Vegas Strip. It's projects like this, and the devotion of it's residents to make things happen that are the secrets of living in Las Vegas, making it such a great place to call home.


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Comment balloon 4 commentsRoberta LaRocca • February 17 2009 06:46PM


Hi Roberta... it sounds like a wonderful benefit for a very worthy organization that will hopefully do great things to end the suffering of so many families who have loved ones dealing with brain disorders.  Being a member of one of those families, as so many of us are, it makes me hopeful to see news like this.  Thanks for sharing it.

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 11 years ago

Steve: Yes, these are terrible diseases that inflict so many, and as you must know, they can also effect the entire family. It happens to those from all walks of life, even ex-presidents haven't been able to escape it. 

Las Vegas executive Larry Ruvo created this foundation and named it for his father that suffered and was eventually taken by Alzheimer's. He has garnered the support of many local and national celebrities and statesmen to make this facility a reality. They expect that over time, millions from around the globe will be able to receive treatment at this facility, and even more to benefit from the research to be done there.  

Like the treatment and research done by the Nevada Cancer Institute, not exactly the image that comes to mind for Las Vegas. Seems not many know what else happens here, that stays here.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 11 years ago

This is great news! I also have a distant family member that suffers and really tough on their family. With the baby boomers getting older it's a growing problem. Glad to see that more research and treatment will be done and Las Vegas will be a part of that. Not what people think about when Vegas is talked about. Like the deal with the Obama comment.

Posted by Bob over 11 years ago

Bob: Yes it sure is good. Debilitating diseases that can last for years, being difficult for both the victim and their family. Great to see this investment in treatment and finding cures.  

Also good news for Las Vegas as this adds to the economic diversity and jobs. Yes, while Vegas is a very well 'known' brand, so many have a false idea of what it's really like. Much of what my blog is about...revealing the true Las Vegas. What else happens on the 5 miles of the Strip and in the rest of the valley's 600 square miles.  

That comment was a perfect example. Not so much a of question of what he said verbatim, but more as to how it was perceived by so many. It shows just how common the Vegas misconceptions really are. Obviously with all the president's recent travels, also on the taxpayer's dime, he sees the value and need of meeting face-to-face. Las Vegas has some of the most abundant and modern meeting and hotel facilities in the world, and does offer great value, especially for all it has to offer in return. The Lou Ruvo Brain Institute is just one of many examples of the serious business that takes place in Las Vegas.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 11 years ago