My Hometown Heroes is hosting Heroes Night Out on September 14

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A community initiative that combines food, wine, live music and philanthropy

RENO, Nevada – My Hometown Heroes is hosting the 4th annual Heroes Night Out, a community celebration that blends food, wine, live music and philanthropy into an engaging evening of discovery in Victorian Square. The event will take place from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14 from Engine 8 Urban Winery. All proceeds will benefit My Hometown Heroes to bridge the gap between cancer and college.

“The 2022 Heroes Night Out event marks a very special milestone for the organization. With funds raised during this campaign, we will reach $250,000 in scholarships awarded since our inception in 2010,” said Danny Heinsohn, Founder of My Hometown Heroes and brain cancer survivor.

“Our honorary speaker this year, Katie Histing, is a Battle Born recipient who will share her story of resilience and what she learned along the way,” Heinsohn said. “Her story and many others like her truly encapsulate the purpose of our mission and the importance of a supportive community.”

With the Heroes Night Out Passport, attendees can enjoy special food and drink offers at several locations in Victorian Square, including:

  • A complimentary glass of wine and 10% off a bottle at Engine 8 Urban Winery
  • Two free mini tacos and fries plus 20% off your meal for the evening at Chuy’s Mexican Kitchen
  • Pulled pork sliders from Cherry Bomb Catering and happy hour specials until 10 p.m. at Piñon Bottle Company

Entrants can opt for the Urban Passport for a $50 donation or upgrade to a $100 VIP Passport to receive all the benefits of the Urban Passport plus an additional grand prize raffle ticket, stainless steel wine glass and a bottle of Engine 8 Chardonnay or Malbec.

All passport holders will receive raffle tickets to win prizes such as gift certificates, promotional items and event experiences. Proceeds from the 4th Annual Heroes Night Out will fund scholarships for college cancer survivors for the 2023 academic year.

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About My Hometown Heroes

Battle Born in the state of Nevada, My Hometown Heroes (MHH) is a national scholarship fund for young adult cancer survivors. University of Nevada graduate Danny Heinsohn started the foundation in 2010 to celebrate his 10th year in remission from brain cancer. Since 2011, MHH has awarded scholarships to young adult survivors from across the country between the amounts of $1,000 and $5,000.

Elisha A. Tilghman