Fundraising Events Supporting
Kids With Cancer Planned in September
The public is invited to take part in two events that will help raise funds for Nevada’s children facing cancer without medical insurance or the financial resources to pay for treatment. The fundraisers are planned during September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
The Second Annual Bowl 4 The Kids event on September 22, 2012 raises funds for Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Plan. It ensures children diagnosed with life threatening illnesses such as cancer get the treatment they need regardless of health insurance or financial ability.
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, provides funding to the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, the state’s only nonprofit pediatric cancer outpatient treatment center.
Bowl 4 The Kids takes place at the Suncoast Bowling Center, inside the Suncoast Casino at 9090 Alta Drive (Alta at Rampart Boulevard) in Las Vegas at 1 p.m.
What: Bowl 4 The Kids
When: Saturday, September 22, 2012, 1 p.m.
Where: Suncoast Bowling Center, inside Suncoast Casino
Why: To raise funds for kids with cancer and other diseases who are without medical insurance.
Registration is $25 per bowler, which includes three games. Bowlers can register by calling (702) 732-0232 or by emailing organizer Linda DeCamp at firstname.lastname@example.org. A registration form can also be downloaded at http://bit.ly/Lv0DZK and then faxed or mailed to the foundation.
“Last year’s Bowl 4 The Kids was a huge success so we’re very excited to continue the tradition,” said Cure 4 The Kids Foundation President and Executive Director Annette Logan. “These fundraisers are extremely important to our mission to provide medical treatment to all children facing life-threatening illnesses whether they have insurance or not.”
Also during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is planning a Haircut-a-Thon at Mosaic Salon on Sunday, September 16, 2012. As the salon has done in year’s past, stylists and nail technicians will be donating their time so that all proceeds from haircuts, trims, manicures and pedicures will go directly to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Plan.
When: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 10 a.m.
Where: Mosaic Salon 8320 W Sahara Ave., Suite 110
Why: To raise funds for kids with cancer and other diseases without medical insurance
Mosaic Salon is located at 8320 W Sahara Ave, Suite 110 in Las Vegas. This is the third year Mosaic has sponsored the Haircut-a-Thon, raising several thousand dollars in the process. Those wishing to make an appointment or to make a donation may do so by calling Annette Logan at (702) 732-0232 or emailing her at email@example.com. Donations can also be made through www.cure4thekids.org via paypal or credit cards.
During the past 12 months, the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada has treated 3,031 different patients, totaling 8,723 visits. Not all patients are without medical insurance, but all receive the best medical treatment for life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, bleeding disorders, rare diseases and rheumatological disorders.
Earlier this year, The Children’s Specialty Center (and sister organization, Hemophilia Treatment Center) underwent the most stringent medical accreditation survey in existence. As a result of that inspection, the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada (and Hemophilia Treatment Center) received Joint Commission accreditation as well as the organization’s coveted Gold Seal of Approval®.
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non profit organization. Its mission is to provide funding and access to the latest medical treatments for those facing life-threatening diseases such as cancer, rare diseases, inherited bleeding disorders and rheumatological conditions. The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation was founded in 2007 by Dr. Jonathan Bernstein who saw firsthand the difficulties faced by families whose children were affected by major diseases but often didn’t have the financial resources or health insurance to receive treatment. The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation was created with these families in mind. The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program ensures patients at the Children’s Specialty Center and the Hemophilia Treatment Center receive medical treatment regardless of family income or presence of health insurance. To date, more than 8,000 patients combined have been treated by physicians and medical staff at the Children’s Specialty Center and the Hemophilia Treatment Center.