Andrew J. Groveman   
Belz Enterprises
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Belz Factory Outlet World - Las Vegas Hosts “Nevada Walks For Strong Bones 2000”

Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2000) -- To increase awareness among Nevada citizens of osteoporosis, a preventable and treatable disease that makes bones fragile and more likely to break, Belz Factory Outlet World - Las Vegas will host the first annual Nevada Walks for Strong Bones 2000 on Saturday, January 15th. The event consists of a one-mile walk from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the mall’s parking lot and a health and fitness festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the mall. Over 50 community organizations will be on hand to provide information about the products, resources and services they offer. Shoppers may also have an on-site osteoporosis bone density screening performed for a nominal fee.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis will affect one out of two women and one out of eight men during their lifetime. A total of 28 million Americans are at risk of having osteoporosis.

“We encourage all Nevada citizens to take advantage of the testing and resources available at the event,” says Andrew J. Groveman, President of the Factory Outlet Division of Belz Enterprises.

All funds raised will benefit the National Osteoporosis Foundation/Silver State Support Group in Nevada. The money is used to increase awareness and education, provide testing, hold fairs, publish newsletters and fund support groups for those with osteoporosis. The fundraiser is being held in conjunction with the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s America Walks for Strong WomenŽ taking place in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Miami, Nashville, San Diego and Washington, D.C.

Located at 7400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Belz Factory Outlet World - Las Vegas offers the finest shopping experience with key tenants such as Off 5th - Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Reebok, Nike and Nautica.

Belz Factory Outlet World - Las Vegas is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

With headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., Belz is a leading developer and
manager of factory outlet malls nationwide. In addition to Las Vegas, Nev., Belz Enterprises developed and manages Factory Outlet Worlds in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Lakeland, Tenn. and Orlando, Fla., where the company also operates Belz Designer Outlet Centre. The company recently opened a Belz Factory Outlet World in historic St. Augustine, Fla. and it is developing the first factory outlet mall in Puerto Rico. Belz developed and operates the 100 Oaks Mall in Nashville, Tenn., as well. Furthermore, the company owns and manages a group of premier hotels, including the flagship Peabody Hotels in Memphis and Orlando.

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