LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Superstar magician Criss Angel recently celebrated his 55th birthday by raising money to benefit families battling pediatric cancer and other critical illnesses.
According to the press release, Angel donated $1 million, and the event held at House of Blues Las Vegas raised over $315,000 from other donors and auction items.
Local non-profit organizations, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada and the Cure 4 the Kids Foundation, each received $250,000 from the event's proceeds. The remaining proceeds will be distributed within the community through future grants.
In 2015, Angel's son, Johnny Crisstopher, was diagnosed with leukemia and received treatment at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. Johnny received his Make-A-Wish to meet You Tuber Ryan Toys Review in December 2018. In 2022, Angel announced that Johnny was finally able to ring the cancer-free bell symbolizing his remission and the end of treatment.
Angel has been an active supporter of the children and families in the Las Vegas community, donating millions of dollars through his Johnny Crisstopher Charitable Foundation and lending his time and support.