Friday, October 25, 2013
The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
Best known for his victory on “America’s Got Talent”, Terry Fator captured the hearts – and funny bones – of America in 2007 with his unique combination of celebrity impressions and unparalleled ventriloquism. Yet his rise from his time with an obscure cover band to his eponymous theatre at The Mirage was 32 years in the making.
“Voices for a Cure” is in honor of Terry’s sister, Debi, who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis more than 20 years ago. Fator has said, “Prior to winning ‘America’s Got Talent,’ neither Debi nor I could afford her treatment. I told Debi, ‘If I win, we’re calling your doctor.’” His win on “America’s Got Talent” provided him the opportunity to pay an estimated $20,000 a year for her biologic drugs and treatment, which insurance had refused to cover. “The first biologic didn’t work as well as we had hoped. I have used a number of biologics, and now see a new doctor in Southern California who is willing to go the extra mile and hopefully make me more comfortable. I am keeping faith that one day I’ll find something that will slow the progress of my disease,” Debi said.
The “Voices for a Cure” benefit will raise awareness and funds for research to help find a cure for the 464,000 adults and 2,300 children with arthritis in Nevada. Learn more about the Arthritis Foundation, Nevada.
General admission tickets are $100 each for one guest. VIP Tickets are $300 each, which includes one show ticket and one admittance to the VIP cocktail reception. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Nevada office.