Insomniac Events, the tour promoter of its flagship Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas, announced the recipients of funds raised by the company’s charitable giving initiative, Insomniac Cares, during EDC Las Vegas 2016.
The three-day festival in Las Vegas, one of the biggest music festival in North America, keep aside a portion of ticket sales to benefit some very deserving charities in Las Vegas. This year, Insomniac raised $120,000 which will benefit the Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund, Injured Police Officers Fund and Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Each charity will receive $40,000.
Insomniac donated $1 per ticket and $10 per guest list attendee donation for the cause. Founder and CEO of Insomniac Events, Pasquale Rotella, had this to say about the big donation:
“Thanks to all the incredible Headliners who celebrated EDC’s 20th anniversary this year, we were able to collect thousands of dollars in ticket and guest list donations for Insomniac Cares. Las Vegas has done so much for us since 2011. It’s an amazing feeling to give back to some of the groups that do good work in the community. I’m proud to present funds to Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Injured Police Officers Fund, and Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund.”
Insomniac has donated more than $540,000 to Las Vegas charities since 2011 with funds raised from EDC Las Vegas. Since the Insomniac Cares program started in 2011, the company has collaborated with over 30 non-profit organizations, both local and national, and donated over $1.4 million.