Nevada Cancer Institute Adds Gift From MGM MIRAGE

LAS VEGAS, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM MIRAGE has joined the growing list of supporters of the Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) at the Founders Level of $1 million. MGM MIRAGE joins other leading Foundations, businesses and individuals in providing valuable assistance in funding cancer-related research, education, support and treatment initiatives for the residents of Nevada to the official cancer institute for the State of Nevada.

"We are very grateful for MGM MIRAGE'S generous gift and leadership," said Shelley Gitomer, vice president of Development for the Nevada Cancer Institute.

"MGM MIRAGE joins other leading organizations and businesses throughout Nevada to support the creation of a research and care institute dedicated to scientific discovery and innovation in cancer care and cure for the people of Nevada," added Nicholas J. Vogelzang, M.D., director of NVCI.

"MGM MIRAGE takes seriously its commitment to help strengthen the communities where our employees live, work and care for their families," said Terry Lanni, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MGM MIRAGE. "We applaud the efforts of the Nevada Cancer Institute and are proud to partner with NVCI to enhance the quality of life for Nevada residents."

NVCI is constructing a research facility in Las Vegas that will be dedicated to state-of-the-art research and implementation of groundbreaking methods of prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.


MGM MIRAGE , headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the world's leading and most respected hotel and gaming companies. The Company owns and operates 11 casino resorts located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has investments in three other casino resorts in Nevada, New Jersey and the United Kingdom. For more information about MGM MIRAGE, please visit the company's website at

About The Nevada Cancer Institute

The Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) is the official cancer institute for the State of Nevada. NVCI's mission is to develop a comprehensive cancer research institute staffed by the finest scientists, clinicians and caregivers, to provide hope for the community through education, support and patient-centered care and striving for a future without cancer through innovative translational research in basic, clinical and population science. NVCI has raised $50 million in private community financial support, with additional support of a repayable $50 million construction bond for NVCI's 142,000 square foot flagship research and care facility in the Summerlin district of Las Vegas. The facility is scheduled to open later this summer. For more information on NVCI, please visit

Nevada Cancer Institute

CONTACT: Clark P. Dumont, APR, +1-702-821-0043,,for Nevada Cancer Institute; or Shelley Mansholt VP, Corporate Communicationsof MGM MIRAGE, +1-702-650-7409,

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