Symbolizing her own personal journey, Jewel’s upcoming performance at the Las Vegas Sands/Sands Cares INSPIRE event on May 19 is significant as much because of the artist’s transformative staying power over the past 20-plus years, as her message to the young people of the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation, the first participant in the Sands Cares Accelerator Program, who will benefit from the event’s proceeds.
“I truly believe nothing can keep us unhappy, abused or poor if we are willing to take accountability, look in the mirror and say ‘the shape of my life is up to me,’” Jewel wrote in her best-selling memoir Never Broken. That core belief is the underlying theme of her online community and curriculum, JewelNeverBroken.com, for which Jewel has partnered with the Inspiring Children Foundation to build and run. The program, along with the Foundation, provides a personal roadmap to calm anxiety and access inner knowing on a path toward happiness – skills that Jewel began to tap early in her life.
The Sands Cares Accelerator Program is a community partnership endeavor that entrenches deeper investment in growing nonprofit organizations that have the potential to more greatly impact the local community with the gift of additional resources and nurturing from a major corporate partner.
The Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation has been named the first member of the Sands Cares Accelerator Program and will be the recipient of proceeds from INSPIRE, a charity benefit presented by Las Vegas Sands’ corporate giving program Sands Cares and held annually to raise funds for Accelerator program participants.
Las Vegas Sands created the Sands Cares Accelerator Program to forge deeper engagements with community organizations that have potential to grow beyond their current size and stature, and who have demonstrated a strong ability to make impact and inspire change with greater involvement from a corporate benefactor. As part of the Accelerator program, Sands Cares commits expanded resources, such as funding, in-kind services, facility support and volunteers to program participants as a catalyst for acceleration of the great work they do in the community.
For additional information about the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation visit inspiringchildren.net.
Ticket information for INSPIRE, presented by Sands Cares is available at venetian.com.