June 1, 2011

Jeff Leibow Hopes to Raise Awareness of Disorder at Upcoming NF Hope Benefit Concert–June 12 at Las Vegas Hilton!

June 1st, 2011


View staff writer Maggie Lillis has a terrific feature on Jeff Leibow and his family about the upcoming NF Hope Concert benefit that is scheduled at the Hilton Theater on June 12 at 1:30PM:

By day, Jeff Leibow helps chase his 21-month-old daughter Emma . By night, he throws his energy into portraying Nick Massi in “Jersey Boys” at the Palazzo.

For Emma, every day and night — and each one here on out — means carrying the role of a little girl with a genetically inherited disorder that causes tumors to grow in her nervous system.

Neurofibromatosis, more commonly known as NF, is the long way to say the Leibow family has a possibly tough road ahead.

But at 1:30 p.m. June 12, a small army of voices will unite for Emma and others affected by the now-incurable disorder for the NF Hope Concert at the Hilton Theater, 3000 Paradise Road.

Performers from Strip shows such as “Jersey Boys,” “Lion King” and “Phantom — The Las Vegas Spectacular” and impressionists Rich Little and Gordie Brown, among others, are scheduled to perform at the benefit concert.

A silent auction, including tickets to other Strip attractions and shows, also is planned.

Funds raised from the event will benefit the Jeff and Melody Leibow’s foundation NF Hope and Neurofibromatosis Inc., a nonprofit research organization.

Ultimately, though, the Leibows say they just want to raise awareness about the disorder.

“The money we raise will only be a bonus,” Leibow said.

The Leibows hope to make the benefit an annual event.

Tickets are $39, and VIP accommodations are $85. To purchase tickets, visit tinyurl.com/3mg2wpz or call 732-5755 or 800-222-5361.

For the latest information on the event, follow @vegasnfbenefit on Twitter. For more information on NF, visit nfnetwork.org.

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