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

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

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 and at

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 or 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 for pediatric services, for services for adults touched by cancer, and for financial grants for adults in cancer treatment.