3rd Annual #LovePup Family Fest Sponsors

#LovePup Family Festival in MesaOnce again, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is a proud sponsor of the #LovePup Foundation’s Annual Family Fest in Mesa where the Foundation will try to help more than 100 deserving pets find a “forever home.” This FREE family-friendly, adoption event is not something you’ll want to miss!

#LovePup 3rd Annual Family Fest Details

In addition to potentially adopting a new four-legged member into your family, your family will enjoy a fun evening of food, live music, kid and pet-friendly activities, and more!

#LovePup Family Fest details to remember:

DATE: September 27, 2019
TIME: 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Vertuccio Farms in Mesa, AZ (4011 S. Power Road, Mesa, 85212)

Even though entry is free, please bring any new item for the following wish list to help offset costs associated with caring for the rescue dogs:

  • Puppy and adult dog food
  • Puppy and adult dog treats (please no rawhide)
  • Dog toys
  • Leashes (please no retractable leashes)
  • Collars
  • Dog bowls
  • Paper towels
  • Medical gloves
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Trash bags
  • Pedialyte (Dehydrated Pups)

Get even more details about #LovePup’s 3rd Annual Family Fest online at 1047kissfm.iheart.com. 

Listen to a live interview with Kevin Rowe and JohnJay and Rich discussing the sponsorship with #LovePup:

Photos from the #LovePup 3rd Annual Family Fest:


Candlelighters Superhero 5K Sponsors

On Saturday, September 14 our Las Vegas outreach team suited up hero style for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada’s annual Superhero 5K run and 1-mile walk. Our group was just one among many to gather in a sign of support for local families battling childhood cancer.

In addition to our sponsorship and participation in the run and walk, we also gave away free snow cones and other items at our booth.

Nine Year Sponsors of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada

2019 marks the ninth year we have actively supported the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. During that time the Superhero 5K has become a favorite fundraiser for our team. This is especially true since ALL funds raised from the Candlelighters Superhero 5K is given back to directly benefit the children and families assisted by Candlelighters.

Photos from the 2019 Superhero 5K:


4th Annual Salt River Firefighters 911 Stair Climb

On September 8, 2019 our Phoenix team members attended the United Salt River Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. The annual event is one way local businesses, community members, and organizations can come together to honor and remember the 343 Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) firefighters, 60 police, and 10 EMS personnel who sacrificed their lives so that others might live on 9-11-2001.

Each participant received a tag with the name and photo of a fallen hero prior to climbing the equivalent of 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Once a climber reached the top step, a bell rang to symbolize the completion of a fallen heroe’s journey to save others.

Overall, our team was extremely moved and proud to take part in this commemorative event.

Cops and Burgers Las Vegas

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Team sponsored the Cops and Burgers Las Vegas fundraiser event for Special Olympics of Nevada on Sunday, September 8, 2019. They barbecued 400 hamburgers for the guests who came out to support the local Special Olympics.

Several first responder agencies put on demonstrations, including the North Las Vegas PD, Clark County School District PD, Metro PD, and Police Wives of Southern Nevada, to name a few.

“It’s an incredible privilege to support the Special Olympics of Nevada. Athletics played such a critical role in my young life and I feel honored to pay it forward to teach our youth discipline, sportsmanship, and other skills that equip them to lead successful lives,” stated Glen Lerner.

Photos from 2019 Cops and Burgers Las Vegas:


$10K Sponsor – MAM 9/11 Freedom Breakfast

AZ Military Assistance MissionHeroes Are Never Forgotten

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is thrilled to be the $10K title sponsor of Military Assistance Mission’s (MAM) sixth annual 9/11 Freedom Breakfast! During the breakfast, community members have the opportunity to commemorate together on the many sacrifices of 9/11.

9/11 Freedom Breakfast

Timothy Brown, a retired, decorated member of the FDNY, is this year’s guest speaker. Timothy will share his first-hand experiences from the fateful day of 9/11 and the impact those tragic events had on his life thereafter.

Breakfast Details

Date: September 6th, 2019
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch (7700 E McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85258)

Register online now to reserve your spot at the breakfast. Tickets start at just $100 per person. Questions about the breakfast? Please contact Justin Bango with MAM at 602-246-6429, or [email protected]

Stomp Out the Demand 5K Sponsors

Event Graphic - Stomp Out the Demand 5KOur team is taking a stand against human trafficking by joining other community partners in sponsoring U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking’s (USIAHT) first annual ‘Stomp Out the Demand’ 5K walk/run. We will also have a group of walkers at the event “stomping” alongside the other participants to further show our support of the institute’s fight against human trafficking.

The race benefits the educational and supportive activities created by the USIAHT to combat the demand for human trafficking and to provide safe environments for victims.

Stomp Out the Demand 5K Details

LOCATION: south end of Sunset Park (2601 E Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120).
DATE: Saturday, August 31
TIME(S): check-in at 7:00 a.m. | race starts at 8:00 a.m.

To learn more about how to join us and get involved with the first annual Stomp Out the Demand 5K walk/run, contact Tammy Scott, USIAHT outreach manager, at (702) 518-1222, or via email at [email protected]

Photos and recap from the 2019 Stomp Out the Demand in Las Vegas:

Our LRGB team handed out cooling towels, sunblock, and chapstick to the hundred plus runners and walkers who came out to support U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking (USIAHT) Stomp Out the Demand 5K event at Sunset Park. All who attended enjoyed a festive atmosphere thanks to music provided by Robert Forbes of SOS Radio.

USIAHT National Program Manager, Stephanie Costoto spoke at the event stating that it was such a success that they intend to make it an annual event coinciding with similar events in Tampa and other USIAHT cities.

USIAHT is a national organization with offices in Tampa, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Austin, recently opened its Las Vegas office. USIAHT Co-Founder and President Kevin Malone (former GM for the Montreal Expos and the LA Dodgers) also made an appearance at the event. He announced the upcoming launch of a Human Trafficking Free Zone Program that is focused upon reducing the demand, the number of buyers for purchased sex, and provide help to buyers and victims.


Waukegan Backpack Giveaway

We gave away the last set of 500 backpacks filled with supplies for the upcoming school year on Sunday, August 11th at Carman-Buckner Elementary School in Waukegan, Illinois.

Thank you to the school staff for hosting our Waukegan Backpack Giveaway and to the many other community partners who contributed to making the day fun and enjoyable to all who attended. Best wishes for a successful school year to all of the students, teachers, parents, and guardians!

Photos from the 2019 Waukegan Backpack Giveaway:


Elgin Backpack Giveaway

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back - Elgin Backpack Giveaway Group Photo

On Sunday, August 11th we spent part of the day giving away 500 backpacks stuffed with school supplies at The Centre of Elgin. Our team is grateful for our community partners who assisted in volunteering their time and resources to help put this back to school event together.

It was a gift for us to see the many happy kids in attendance filled with good spirits as they picked their own backpack and then went to enjoy the rest of the planned festivities at our 2019 Elgin Backpack Giveaway.

Photos from the 2019 Elgin Backpack Giveaway:

Backpack and School Supply Giveaway in Elgin

Merrillville Backpack Giveaway

Back to School Event in Merrillville - 2019 Backpack GiveawayOver 500 backpacks filled with school supplies were handed out at our Merrillville Back to School – Backpack Giveaway at Hidden Lake Park on August 10, 2019. We enjoyed a morning of giving back and meeting more community members.

Best of luck to Merrillville students during the 2019-2020 school year!

Photos from the 2019 Merrillville Backpack Giveaway:


Joliet Backpack Giveaway

Our gives back team gave away 500 FREE backpacks with school supplies on August 10, 2019 in Joliet, Illinois at the Spanish Community Center- A United Way Agency. Like the other giveaways, our community partners helped make the event something special for those who attended.

Additionally, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to help start the school year on a positive note for local students and the adults who care for them. Best of luck to a year full of learning, friendship, and goodwill!

Joliet Backpack Giveaway

Photos from the 2019 Joliet Backpack Giveaway: