14th Annual Runnin’ for the House Raised More Than $75K for Families Who Depend on Ronald McDonald House Charities®

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Runnin’ for the House 5K Run & Family Fun Walk, presented by McDonald’s of Greater Las Vegas, raised more than $75,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas. The amount raised far surpassed the fundraising goal thanks to the Las Vegas community coming together on Saturday, April 28th, to support families with hospitalized children. Carrot Top and Captain America led more than 1,000 runners and walkers in warm up exercises to start the morning off. Mahsa Saeidi of Channel 13 kept the crowd entertained throughout the event, while 97.1 The Point provided music for all to rock out to. Participants also enjoyed a McDonald’s pancake breakfast, UFC kids activity zone complete with a rock wall and face painting, and awards.

The Red Shoe Society, a young professionals group that supports the House, made a big splash in this event by leading the way as our top fundraising team. Southwest Medical Part of OptumCare returned with the largest running team. Lexus of Las Vegas provided a beautiful red sedan to lead runners around the course, while NV Energy participants also volunteered their time before the race to make sure everything was in tip top shape. Lastly, Hanratty Law Group joined as a sponsor for the first time and sure knew how to #RockTheSocks!

Special thanks to all of our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor – McDonald’s of Greater Las Vegas Gold Medal Sponsor – UFC Silver Medal Sponsors – Hanratty Law Group, Southwest Medical Part of OptumCare, Lexus of Las Vegas, and NV Energy School Spirit Sponsors – McDonald’s Rocky Mountain Region and Sutherland Global Team Spirit Sponsors – The Siegel Group, Coca-Cola, Iron Mountain, The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank, Vector Media, and Southwest Airlines

Other generous partners and donors: Lotus Broadcasting, CPR Tent and Events, Rugged Oaks Investment, Clark County School District, Kindred Hospital, LVAC, and Creamies

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas is a non-profit, 501c3 organization that provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive medical treatment for their children. RMHC of Greater Las Vegas also creates and supports programs that directly benefit children and families in the greater Las Vegas area.

Pinot’s Palette is Partnering with The Shade Tree Women & Children’s Shelter

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Pinot’s Palette is Partnering with The Shade Tree Women & Children’s Shelter for Month Long Icon Drive

WHO:              Pinot’s Palette and The Shade Tree Women & Children’s Shelter

WHAT:            Pinot’s Palette is partnering with The Shade Tree Women & Children’s Shelter to participate in a paper icon sales campaign collecting monetary donations starting at $1 to benefit the shelter. Guests who make a donation of $5 or more will receive a $10 gift card to any Pinot’s Palette sip and paint studio. Shade Tree paper icons can be purchased at any three of the Pinot’s Palette locations as a direct donation to the charity. Purchases are not necessary for a donation.

 WHEN:            June 1 – July 1, 2017

WHERE:           Pinot’s Palette paint and sip studios:

-The District at Green Valley Ranch: 2260 Village Walk Dr., Ste. 104 Henderson, NV 89052                   

-Town Square Las Vegas: 6587 Las Vegas Blvd., South, Ste. 175 Las Vegas, NV 89119

-Boca Park: 1000 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 10 Las Vegas, NV 89145

WHY:               For more than 25 years, The Shade Tree has been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence and crisis in the Las Vegas Valley. As the largest and only 24-hour accessible shelter of its kind in Nevada, The Shade Tree provides help, healing and hope to more than 6,000 women, children and their pets each year. 100% of all donation proceeds will go directly to support The Shade Tree Women & Children’s shelter.

CONTACT:       For media inquiries, please email Raquel Sanchez at raquel@theferrrarogroup.com

For The Shade Tree inquiries, email Zakeisha Jones at zjones@theshadetree.org

                       

ABOUT THE SHADE TREE WOMEN & CHILDREN’S SHELTER

For over 25 years The Shade Tree, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence and crisis in the Las Vegas valley. As the only organization with an animal shelter on campus, named Noah’s Animal House, The Shade Tree brings families together with their pets and connects them with assistance and services. The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in Nevada and is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada. With 364 permanent beds, The Shade Tree provides over 6,000 women and children safe shelter each year. To learn more about how you can support The Shade Tree, please call (702) 385-0072 or visit www.theshadetree.org.  For the latest news and events on The Shade Tree follow them at https://www.facebook.com/TheShadeTreeLV or Twitter and Instagram @ShadeTreeVEGAS.

ABOUT PINOT’S PALETTE

Pinot’s Palette is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience – a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people and bond with friends. With more than 180 locations open or under development across 35 states and Canada, and new locations popping up monthly, Pinot’s Palette is the world’s fastest growing paint and sip franchise. Guests enjoy a no-skills-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. By bringing fun, modern and creative ideas to their events, Pinot’s Palette curates a unique, rewarding experience while providing a worthwhile contribution to the community. For more information, visit  www.PinotsPalette.com.

 

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities to Award a Record 269 Scholarship Recipients!

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Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Las Vegas, McDonald’s owner/operators of Greater Las Vegas, and local community partners are proud to announce the RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program recipients for 2017. More than $369,000 will be awarded in 2017 on behalf of RMHC, McDonald’s, and local community partners. 150 high school seniors and another 119 college students who were previous recipients, have been chosen to receive various scholarships offered through the RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program.

“We know that a number of these students would not have the chance to go to college if it weren’t for the support they’re receiving from these scholarships,” says Alyson McCarthy, Executive Director of RMHC of Greater Las Vegas. “This program allows us the opportunity to help make a student’s dream of higher education come true.”

The RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.1 million in scholarships to students in Clark and Nye counties since the program began in 1999.

Local McDonald’s owner/operators help raise funds for the scholarship program by donating proceeds from every Las Vegas Review Journal newspaper sold at participating McDonald’s restaurants and by hosting “Eggs for Education,” an annual in-store fundraising event each spring. McDonald’s has contributed more than $2.1 million to the local RMHC Scholarship Program.

“Paying for college can be tough and very expensive. In today’s economic climate, really good students, whose parents may be financially strapped, are facing the prospect of having to put their college dreams on hold indefinitely,” said Eva Martin, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator.

RMHC of Greater Las Vegas has also partnered with several local community organizations in an effort to offer a wider scope of scholarship opportunities. The following partners have contributed more than $65,000 towards the 2017 program:

100 Black Men of Las Vegas Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. MLK The Village Foundation, LJP The Links Inc., Las Vegas Chapter Hispanic Educators Association of NV Hannah Brown Foundation Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. James and Eva Martin Charitable Trust

Scholarship recipients were chosen based on financial need, academic achievement, community involvement, and future career goals. A committee made up of McDonald’s owner/operators, RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Board Members, and a diverse group of community leaders review and score the applications and make final recommendations to the RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Board of Trustees.

Applications are available online in October. For more information, please visit www.rmhlv.org.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities: Believing that every child deserves a safe and supportive place to grow, Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas creates and supports programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children in our community. We fulfill our mission by providing a home-away-from-home at the Ronald McDonald House® for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive critical medical treatment for their children, and manage programs that service the immediate needs of children and families in our community. For more information on RMHC of Greater Las Vegas, visit www.rmhlv.org.

Southwest Gas Donates More Than $100,000 to Catholic Charities

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Southwest Gas recently presented a check of $100,554 to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) as part of its 2017 Fuel For Life Campaign, which provides direct financial support to area nonprofits. The funds, raised by Southwest Gas employees, will help CCSN’s suite of 20 programs, including Meals on Wheels, Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry and both day and evening shelters.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of Southwest Gas and their shared vision of providing help and hope to Southern Nevada’s less fortunate,” said Deacon Tom Roberts, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. “This donation will assist the more than 100,000 men, women and children who utilize our services every year.”

For more information about Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, please visit www.catholiccharities.com.

 

ABOUT CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
For 76 years, the mission of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada  has been to serve those in need – the most vulnerable, regardless of race, religion or creed. Today, through the support and generosity of foundations, grants, organizations and individual donors, Catholic Charities continues to operate programs, often with shoestring budgets, to meet the incredible needs of so many, in so many areas. These five categories – Family Services, Food Services, Senior Services, Immigration and Refugee Services, and Homeless and Housing Services – are providing a wide range of human services and support, from infants to seniors. Programs such as the Emergency Shelter, Meals on Wheels Senior Nutrition and Adoption Services are lifelines for those in need. Catholic Charities is a community resource that offers help and hope and restores a sense of dignity as it strives to meet the diverse needs of the more than 100,000 clients we serve every year.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST GAS
Southwest Gas Corporation provides safe and reliable natural gas service to more than 1.9 million customers in Arizona, California and Nevada.

March for Meals Event to Raise Awareness for Meals on Wheels Program

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Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) is fighting senior hunger one meal at a time. Since 1975, the nonprofit has been administering the city’s Meals on Wheels program, delivering nutritious meals to homebound seniors. On March 16 at 11 a.m., the nonprofit’s campus (1501 N. Las Vegas Blvd.) will host March for Meals, part of a nationwide initiative to increase awareness and community engagement for senior nutrition and our aging population.

City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will personally deliver a week’s worth of meals to one Meals On Wheels client, showing her support for the community’s senior population and highlighting the program as a vital service.

“Senior hunger is a public health crisis in our nation and impacts thousands of our friends and neighbors in Southern Nevada,” said Deacon Tom Roberts, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. “Meals on Wheels drivers not only deliver food to our clients, but conduct wellness checks to ensure they are healthy.”

Donations and federal and state grants help sustain the program, but roughly 40 percent of each meal delivered comes out of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s operating budget. Currently, 2,100 Las Vegas seniors receive weekly deliveries, which include seven meals, a half-gallon of milk, fresh fruit and nutritional supplements.

As part of March for Meals, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is introducing Feed the Seniors, a fundraising initiative designed to cut the budget shortfall and deliver meals to more homebound seniors than ever before. Donors have the option to feed a senior for a day ($5.12), week ($36), month ($154) or year ($1,869).

To learn more about Meals and Wheels, or to donate, please visit https://give.catholiccharities.com/donate.

Meals on Wheels By The Numbers

$5.12: The total cost of one meal

900: The number of seniors on the waiting list

75,000: The number of miles traveled each year by Las Vegas Meals on Wheels trucks

766,500: The number of meals delivered to Las Vegas clients in 2016

ABOUT CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
For 76 years, the mission of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada  has been to serve those in need – the most vulnerable, regardless of race, religion or creed. Today, through the support and generosity of foundations, grants, organizations and individual donors, Catholic Charities continues to operate programs, often with shoestring budgets, to meet the incredible needs of so many, in so many areas. These five categories – Family Services, Food Services, Senior Services, Immigration and Refugee Services, and Homeless and Housing Services – are providing a wide range of human services and support, from infants to seniors. Programs such as the Emergency Shelter, Meals on Wheels Senior Nutrition and Adoption Services are lifelines for those in need. A community resource that offers help and hope and restores a sense of dignity as it strives to meet the diverse needs of the more than 100,000 clients we serve every year.

Food Drive Eliminates Worry for Families

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Food Drive Eliminates Worry for Families, With their basic needs met, RMHC families can focus on the recovery of their children

The Las Vegas community rallied together this past Saturday, February 4th, to help stock the shelves of the Ronald McDonald House! Generous residents donated more than 19,000 pounds of food and household supplies so that RMHC families would have one less thing to stress about while at their children’s bedside. In addition, more than $12,000 was raised from cash and gift card donations.

More than 250 volunteers made this food drive possible by handing out wish lists at 37 Smith’s Food and Drug Stores, collecting and sorting the donations, as well as stocking the pantry at the House. Ronald McDonald also helped out by accepting a $1,000 check from Smith’s on behalf of RMHC. He even helped sort donated food and stock the pantry! A second check was then presented to the Ronald McDonald House Charities for $500 from Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, who has been a longtime supporter of the charity.

To sum it all up, this food drive helped to meet the basic nutritional needs of the families who must travel to Las Vegas for their children’s medical treatment. From food to cleaning supplies to detergent for families to use in our free laundry facility, these supplies help alleviate much of the stress that accumulates from being so far from the comfort of their own homes. With their basic needs met, families are able to focus on what matters most- the recovery of their children.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas is a non-profit, 501c3 organization that provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive medical treatment for their children. RMHC of Greater Las Vegas also creates and supports programs that directly benefit children and families in the greater Las Vegas area.

The Lanfranchi Center and Haydee Docasar RejuVAnation MD Proudly Support the American Cancer Society

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Doctors collects new wigs, scarves and hats for cancer patients and survivors 

In partnership with the American Cancer Society, the Lanfranchi Center and Haydee Docasar RejuVAnation MD proudly accepts new wigs, scarves and hats on behalf of the Cancer Resource Center in support of current patients, survivors, and caregivers in Las Vegas & Henderson.

Drop off centers for the Cancer Resource Centers include:

  • The Lanfranchi Center, located at 8985 S Eastern Ave #120, Las Vegas, NV, 89123 (Monday – Friday from 9a.m. – 5p.m.)
  • Haydee Docasar RejuVAnation MD, located at 7997 W. Sahara, Suite #103, Las Vegas, NV 89117 (Monday – Friday from 8a.m. – 4p.m.)

In addition, both doctors are participating in the “Look Good, Feel Better” program by hosting sessions at each center (dates/times to be announced). The Look Good, Feel Better program is a community-based, free program that helps teach female cancer patients beauty tips to look better and feel good about how they look during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Volunteer beauty professionals lead small groups of patients through a practical, hands-on two-hour workshop in a comfortable setting where women can learn about makeup, skin care, nail care and ways to deal with hair loss such as with wigs, turbans, and scarves.

Dr. Lanfranchi hopes to collect head coverings available for all cancer patients this holiday season but plans to continue the support throughout the year. Says Dr. Paul Lanfranchi, “being able to be an additional resource to support people in need through this great organization is what it’s all about. We have a high volume of female clients who can relate to wanting to be the best version of themselves so we are hopeful this small yet significant role we play makes a powerful impact on those who need a little TLC”. 

Says Dr. Haydee Docasar, “providing medical attention to all women through every stage of their lives is what’s important to me so when something as traumatic as cancer exists, finding a way to brighten someone’s day can make a big difference. It’s important that cancer survivors and patients know someone cares and we at Haydee Docasar RejuVAnation MD hope to make it possible for more people to show they care, too.”

About Dr. Docasar

Dr. Docasar attended medical school at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and graduated her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. She has had the privilege of serving in the Navy at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Throughout her career, Dr. Docasar has been an advocate of Women’s healthcare. She has been honored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for her involvement in raising awareness in Latino Healthcare. She also served 3 years on the Admiral’s Naval National Domestic Violence Committee.

Dr. Docasar is a member of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecological Cosmetic Surgeons and is a fellow in the American College of Cosmetic surgeons. Currently, Dr. Docasar is in private practice at Haydee Docasar RejuVAnation MD in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is also an integral member of the Laser Body Sculpting Institute which specializes in laser lipolysis. Haydee Docasar RejuVAnation M.D. can be located at 7997 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 103, Las Vegas, NV 89117. Call us at 702-550-4870 or visit us at www.haydeedocasarmd.com or www.thermilasvegas.com

About Dr. Paul Lanfranchi

Dr. Lanfranchi is both formally trained and Board Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and The Lanfranchi Center is the only local Center of its kind, exclusively dedicated to rejuvenating the face and neck. The Lanfranchi Center is open Monday – Friday 9a.m. – 5p.m. and conveniently located in Las Vegas at 8985 S Eastern Ave, Suite #120, Las Vegas, NV 89123 (215/Eastern). For more information, please call 702-929-3880. Follow us on Twitter @DrLanfranchiTLC, on Facebook at TheLanfranchiCenter, and on the web at www.TheLanfranchiCenter.com.

About the Cancer Resource Center at The American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a volunteer-based health service organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. Support services include Cancer Information Line 800-ACS-2345; loan closet; gift closet; support groups, “Look Good Feel Better” Program, Road to Recovery transportation assistance, and Reach to Recovery for breast cancer patients. The Southern Nevada ACS offers gift closet and resource centers in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and Pahrump. Call 702- 891-9009 to make an appointment at any of the locations. http://www.cancer.org/MyAcs/index

Look Good, Feel Better

The Look Good, Feel Better program is a Patients must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments to participate. Skincare and makeup classes are available throughout the month currently at these locations: The Caring Place; Comprehensive Cancer Centers at Twain, South Hills, Northwest, and Siena; The Breast Center at Sunrise; and 21st Century Oncology Tenaya. Call 702-891-9009. Pre-registration is required. The Lanfranchi Center will be added to the calendar soon. 

Now Serving: Catholic Charities to Unveil Expanded Kitchen and Food Pantry

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WHAT:

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) is pleased to announce the Food For Life Celebration, which will include the unveiling of their expanded food service programs and a special free community meal for men, women and children in need, Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. More than 100 volunteers and staff will prepare and serve 1,200 meals.

Congresswoman Dina Titus, Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly and representatives from the offices of U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, U.S. Rep. Joe Heck and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller are scheduled to attend the unveiling and community meal.

The Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry redesign includes a 3,090-square-foot expansion and new fixtures for food storage, display and distribution. The Meals on Wheels kitchen has been consolidated into the St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility kitchen, adding 3,778 square feet of kitchen space. The food service expansion will allow more than 600 clients to be removed from the Meals on Wheels waiting list and increase the number of food pantry clients to 1,000 each week, a 33 percent boost over current levels.

WHO:

Deacon Thomas Roberts

President & CEO, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

Jun Lao

Executive Sous Chef, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

WHEN:

Oct. 26, 2016
9 – 9:30 a.m.: Ribbon cutting/unveiling of remodeled kitchen and food pantry

9:30 – 10 a.m.: Media tour of kitchen/food pantry

10 – 11 a.m.: Free community meal to be served to clients by more than 100 volunteers

11 -11:45 a.m.: Additional media tours of kitchen/food pantry available

WHERE:

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
1501 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Las Vegas, NV 89101

MEDIA:

Media will have the opportunity to capture photos and obtain b-roll of the grand opening and free community meal. Interview opportunities are available with Deacon Roberts, Chef Lao and special guests.

 

CONTACT:

Evan Korn
BRAINTRUST
516.510.6014
evan.korn@braintrustlv.com

Additional Event Information 

Additionally, CCSN will announce the winner of the Food For Life Challenge, which featured three Southern Nevada food journalists – Debbie Hall, Al Mancini and Mitchell Wilburn – creating meals from scratch based on the food donations available in the kitchen. Each Thursday throughout the month of October, their menus were served to CCSN clients during the free community meal and rated based on taste, creativity and presentation.

The Food for Life Celebration will also be the official kickoff for CCSN’s 30th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. It is the Las Vegas Valley’s largest turkey giveaway, and CCSN is hoping to raise 4,000 frozen turkeys and assorted desserts and fixings to ensure our community’s less fortunate have the Thanksgiving they deserve.

To learn more about Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s suite of programs, or to make a donation, please visit www.CatholicCharities.com.

ABOUT CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SOUTHERN NEVADA

For 75 years, the mission of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada  has been to serve those in need – the most vulnerable, regardless of race, religion or creed. Today, through the support and generosity of foundations, grants, organizations and individual donors, Catholic Charities continues to operate programs, often with shoestring budgets, to meet the incredible needs of so many, in so many areas. These five categories – Family Services, Food Services, Senior Services, Immigration and Refugee Services, and Homeless and Housing Services – are providing a wide range of human services and support, from infants to seniors. Programs such as the Emergency Shelter, Meals on Wheels Senior Nutrition and Adoption Services are lifelines for those in need. A community resource that offers help and hope and restores a sense of dignity as it strives to meet the diverse needs of the more than 100,000 clients we serve every year.

 

Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Expands Services to Fund Adult Cancer Patients in Financial Crisis

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The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation asks for community support and donations for ORION Cancer Foundation its newest program funding adult cancer patients living in Southern Nevada

Suggested Tweet: @NVCCF needs your help to fund basic living needs of adult cancer patients in financial crisis. Pls. donate at www.orioncancerfoundation.org

The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) announces the addition of an existing local grant program into its services for ADULTS diagnosed with cancer. The ORION Cancer Foundation Program provides financial grants to eligible adults living in Southern Nevada, unable to afford the basics of daily living while undergoing treatment for cancer. Applications and funding information are available at www.nvccf.org and at www.ORIONcancerfoundation.org.

The ORION Cancer Foundation, established in 2012 in honor of former Nevada Governor Mike O’Callaghan and First Lady Carolyn O’Callaghan, both cancer survivors and well known for their compassion for those in need, was formerly facilitated by Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada. The program is now entirely managed and facilitated by NCCF’s licensed professionals.  

Jeff Gordon, NCCF president and CEO, said, “ORION has become a perfect fit and most desperately needed service to the adult programs NCCF already provides at The Caring Place.” 

In September 2011, NCCF expanded its services with the addition of a local foundation into its programs which provides healing arts to adults diagnosed and touched by cancer. The Caring Place serves as a complement to medical treatment by providing services including Reiki, reflexology, yoga, stress management, massage, support groups and various other services for adults touched by cancer. NCCF now offers more than 45 pediatric and adult programs and services at no cost for critically ill children, caregivers and adults touched by cancer living in Southern Nevada.

“As ORION grows and donations increase, we hope that patient funding will grow as well,” said Gordon.  “If approved, an adult cancer patient may receive up to $1,500 in funding during a calendar year but we offer them hope also. We tell them about The Caring Place where we work to improve the quality of life for adults fighting cancer. No one should have to fight this disease alone,” said Gordon.

NCCF asks for donations to provide support and hope to adults fighting a daily battle against cancer in the community. The full percentange of donations to the ORION program will be used to provide direct financial assistance to adults in cancer treatment. For more information, please call the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702-735-8434 or visit www.orioncancerfoundation.org or www.nvccf.org. You can also follow the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @NVCCF.

About the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation:

Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1993, which offers over 45 programs and services including a variety of educational services, financial support and counseling for critically-ill children and their families living in Southern Nevada. The foundation’s mission is to work side by side with the medical community to provide social, emotional, educational, financial and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with a life threatening or critical illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, renal disorders, blood and immunologic diseases as well as to adults touched by cancer. In 2011, NCCF incorporated The Caring Place, (founded by Dr. Mary Ann Allison, a CCCN physician), which provides emotional, mental and physical assistance to adults with cancer, into its breadth of programs. Contact the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702.735.8434 or visit them at www.nvccf.org for pediatric services, www.thecaringplacenv.org for services for adults touched by cancer, and www.orioncancerfoundation.org for financial grants for adults in cancer treatment.

 

Spring Valley Hospital Honored For Hepatitis B Vaccine Birth Dose Rate

By | Acute Care Facilities/Hospitals, Awards, Charity Organizations, Recognition

Hospital honored for second consecutive year; only one in Nevada in 2014.

Spring Valley Hospital has been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and the Southern Nevada Health District for achieving the highest reported rate in the state for its work to protect newborns from hepatitis B virus infection during 2014.

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