LIST: Virtual, in-person events planned for 1 October remembrance

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — October 1, 2020 will mark the third anniversary of the 1 October tragedy, and deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center says various community events will be held virtually and in-person to remember and honor the victims and survivors of the tragedy that struck our community three years ago. Social distancing requirements will be in place for all in-person events.

Below is a list of remembrance events (also posted on the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center calendar):

VIRTUAL VEGAS STRONG 5K/1M

Jus Run will host a virtual run and walk in memory of the 1 October victims and in honor of the survivors and first responders, with 100% of the net proceeds going to various victims funds, including the Resiliency Center. It will hold the interactive event live on its Facebook page. Jus Run will set up a start and finish line arch and timing clock in a park so runners can visualize starting and ending through it.

HEALING INK: TATTOOS FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY ROUTE 91

Healing Ink covers the scars, physical and emotional, of those injured by violence, helping them reclaim their bodies and continue to heal. It is offering free tattoos from the world’s greatest artists to survivors, families of victims, first responders, and others affected by Route 91. First responders may apply to be considered. Slots for survivors and families of victims are full, but applications are still being accepted for the waiting list. Visit healingink.org to apply.  

1 OCTOBER SUNRISE REMEMBRANCE

  • Thursday, Oct. 1, 7 a.m.
    • Clark County Government Center amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway and live-streamed on Clark County Television, Facebook.com/ClarkCountyNV and YouTube.com/ClarkCountyNV
    • Because of Gov. Sisolak’s update to his emergency directive limiting attendance at public gatherings, organizers are now changing the number of people who can attend the Sunrise Remembrance from 50 to 250 people while still requiring face coverings and social distancing.

Clark County and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will co-host the annual event with the Clark County Fire Department and the Resiliency Center to honor the lives of the 58 victims who were lost.

ASSEMBLYMAN STEVE YEAGER’S 58K FUNDRAISER RUN

Assemblyman Yeager will run 58 kilometers in memory of the lives lost during the Route 91 tragedy, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Resiliency Center emergency fund for survivors. Visit vegasstrongrc.org/donations to make a donation or mail a check (note in memo it is for VSRC emergency fund) to Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada: 725 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104. Follow Assemblyman Yeager’s progress throughout the day on  facebook.com/VegasStrongResiliencyCenter.

UMC 1 OCTOBER MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE

  • Thursday, Oct. 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • UMC’s Delta Point Building, located at 901 Rancho Lane

UMC is partnering with Vitalant once again this year to host the annual UMC 1 October Memorial Blood Drive.

For more details, click HERE.

1 OCTOBER MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE

  • Thursday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Las Vegas Aviators Baseball Team
  • Donors must make appointments in advance at www.bloodhero.com or here using sponsor code: lvbaseball and are encouraged to keep social distance recommendations. More details at this link.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS: BLOOD DRIVE AT T-MOBILE ARENA

  • Thursday, October 1 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face-covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance. All those who donate at the blood drive will receive a specialty Vegas Stronger puck. All appointments are currently at capacity.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS: LVMPD PRECINT VISITS

To continue the team’s outreach initiatives on Oct. 1, several players from The Vegas Golden Knights will visit with and provide meals to LVMPD officers at several LVMPD Area Commands throughout the day in remembrance of 1 October.

Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no one-on-one photos, no handshaking and everyone will be required to wear a mask. The visits will be closed to media but a VNR package can be provided upon request.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS: CLARK COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS DELIVERIES

The Golden Knights organization will be delivering meals to staff members at the Clark County Fire Department Headquarters as well.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS: TICKET DONATIONS

The Golden Knights have committed to allocating 1,000 tickets for the 2020-21 season to first responders. Organizations will be contacted directly and work with the Vegas Golden Knights marketing team to distribute these tickets. Organizations will include, but are not limited to, law enforcement, fire fighters, and medical workers. This will be the first allocation of tickets through the Knights Salute, which allows Golden Knights Season Ticket Members the opportunity to donate additional home game tickets for deserving individuals and groups in our community so they can enjoy the excitement of a Vegas Golden Knights home game.

BATTLE BORN PROGRESS: SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY FACEBOOK LIVE HONORING 1 OCTOBER SURVIVOR

  • Thursday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m.
  • Facebook Live: WATCH HERE
  • Battle Born Progress will host a special edition of “Out In Front With Annette,” a Facebook Live town hall discussion, with 1 October survivor Heather Sallan.
    • She will discuss her activism, vision and the steps Nevada should take to end the devastation of gun violence in our communities

1 OCTOBER REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS #VegasStronger

  • Thursday, Oct. 1, 6 to 7 p.m.
  • This event will explore the intersection of two traumatic events, the October 1, 2017, shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival and the pandemic
    • Participants will learn about available resources for survivors, as well as learn about the importance of staying connected to achieve long term healing and resiliency
  • ZOOM LINK HERE
    • Meeting ID: 281 470 7375
    • Passcode: 2255

#VEGASSTRONG: CONNECTING DURING COVID-19

This special show honors the lives lost, discusses the importance of staying connected to achieve long-term healing and resiliency, and examines resources available for those impacted, with emphasis on virtual help.

CITY AND GET OUTDOORS HOST REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY

  • Thursday, Oct. 1, 10:05 p.m.
  • Las Vegas Community Healing Garden at 1015 S. Casino Center Blvd.

The ceremony will include the reading of the names of the 58 victims by Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and city of Las Vegas Communications Director David Riggleman. A bell will toll and a candle will be lit in remembrance for each person lost as a result of the attack at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert.

COUNTRY STRONG FOUNDATION ROUTE 91 MEMORIAL RIDE

  • Saturday, Oct. 3, 7 a.m. -12 p.m.
    • Las Vegas Harley-Davidson, 5191 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

The Country Strong Foundation (CSF) Route 91 Memorial Ride is a motorcycle ride in honor of the 58 people lost. The CSF was set up by survivors of the 1 October tragedy who are working to provide equestrian and trauma therapy for those with PTSD. The CSF will be providing additional details.

VEGAS PBS TO PREMIER SPECIAL ON POSITIVE EVENTS FOLLOWING 1 OCTOBER

Vegas PBS will premiere a locally produced television special Thursday night about the 1 October mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival and the positive community things that came out of the tragedy. “#VegasStrong: Connecting During COVID-19” will air at 7:30 p.m.


The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, a multi-agency resource hub managed by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, supports those affected by the 1 October tragedy.

Members of the public can submit their events to be considered for posting on the calendar by emailing vegasstrongresiliencycenter@clarkcountynv.gov with the details for consideration (all events will be vetted).

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