In her Las Vegas show, Britney: Piece of Me, Britney Spears dazzles her fans with eye-popping visuals and performances of her biggest hits, but her residency at Planet Hollywood isn’t the only impact she’s making in Nevada.
Thanks to ticket sales from her show, Spears was able to raise and donate $1 million to build a brand-new 16,000 square-foot facility at the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.
“There are many things I’ve done in my career that I am proud of, but none more than this,” said Spears in a statement.
“The fact that I was able to use my celebrity status to raise the money to build this incredible facility to help sick children and their families when they need it the most not only brings many tears to my eyes, but really brings tremendous meaning to this amazing journey that I have been on.”
According to a press release, the facility will be named the Britney Spears Campus and provide 45 pediatric and adult medical services. Spears also revealed a personal motivation in making the donation.
“My aunt Sandra died of cancer and I know the devastating effects that this terrible disease brings upon its victims and their loved ones, but when it happens to innocent young children, there’s literally nothing I can think of worse than that. I’m just glad that I can help in some small way. I want to thank the NCCF for the amazing work they do on a daily basis and I look forward to being there to officially open the Britney Spears Campus of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation in the fall,” she said.
Founded in 1993, the NCCF is a non-profit organization which aims to “improve the quality of life for critically ill children, their families, and adults touched by cancer” in Southern Nevada.
“We are so thrilled and genuinely excited about moving into our new beautiful location. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Britney Spears for her compassion and dedication to our cause, giving us the means to do this through a recent capital campaign,” said Jeff Gordon, NCCF president and CEO, in a statement.
“The impact this will have on all the families we serve will be immeasurable as it will allow us to take care of even more community members in need of our many services.”
Following a four-year run, Spears will bring Piece of Me to a close on December 31, 2017.
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