Insomniac announced Wednesday the recipients of funds raised by the company’s charitable giving initiative, Insomniac Cares, during Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2016.
Three Las Vegas organizations were selected to receive $40,000 each, generated from Insomniac’s $1 per ticket and $10 per guest list attendee allocation. This year, Insomniac will support the work of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund and Injured Police Officers Fund.
The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation provides services to improve the quality of life for critically ill children and their families. Insomniac’s donation will benefit the foundation's Project A.R.K. which houses the financial, educational and emotional support services offered free of charge.
On Friday, July 22, Insomniac employees traveled to Las Vegas to witness firsthand the impact of the foundation’s Camp Cartwheel, an outdoor three-night camp experience for children with cancer or other critical illnesses, providing rehabilitative services, recreational activities, and a beautiful stress-free, expressive environment. During Insomniac’s time at Camp Cartwheel, employees interacted with campers and participated in a variety of activities, including a tour around the campgrounds, tutu making and dancing at closing ceremony.
The Injured Police Officers Fund reduces the financial burden suffered by police officers and their families in the event of a line of duty injury or death. IPOF assists thousands of offers in Nevada by providing monetary assistance to them and their loved ones.
Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund is an established gift fund used to support resident research activities within the University of Nevada School of Medicine Foundation’s Emergency Medicine department. The physicians that planned and directed the care for EDC Las Vegas are local physicians, involved in the teaching and training of emergency medicine residents for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
Both the Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund and IPOF have been recipients of Insomniac Cares donations for all six years EDC has been held in Las Vegas.