Comprehensive Cancer Centers Partners with Clark County Parks and Recreation to Offer Free Sunscreen

 

Comprehensive Cancer Centers Partners with Clark County Parks and Recreation to Offer Free Sunscreen at 42 Facilities


Colorful, easy to use sunscreen kiosks are available at 42 locations throughout Southern Nevada

Comprehensive Cancer Centers (Comprehensive) and Clark County Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide free SPF 30 sunscreen and skin safety tips at 42 locations throughout Southern Nevada.

Easy to use sunscreen kiosks have been made available at 28 Clark County Parks facilities (including recreation centers, community centers, senior centers and the Clark County Museums); three year-round pools; 10 seasonal pools and the Camp Lee/Mount Charleston Camp Site.

“Our skin safety partnerships with organizations throughout the valley started six years ago and this partnership with Clark County Parks and Recreation is bringing skin safety measures to so many new places where families enjoy their fun in the sun,” said Comprehensive’s chief executive officer, Jon Bilstein. “We’re always looking to help educate and protect our residents, so they can enjoy outdoor activities and hopefully never become a patient due to sun exposure. This partnership with Clark County Parks is an amazing step forward that will surely be an asset to so many throughout Southern Nevada.”

“Clark County Parks and Recreation Department is thrilled to join Comprehensive in this partnership. We will be able reach the thousands of visitors that enjoy our Parks and Recreation facilities during the summer with both skin protection products and the message of skin cancer prevention. Safety is always our first mission,” said Daniel Hernandez, Director of Parks and Recreation.

In addition to its work with Clark County Parks and Recreation, Comprehensive has sunscreen partnerships with: Las Vegas Aviators, Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas, Nevada Cancer Coalition, Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Downtown Summerlin®, Cowabunga Bay, UNLV, Las Vegas Lights FC, The PENTA Building Group and Cadence master-planned community.

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 850 Nevadans will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin this year—higher than 2018. Amid rising rates of skin cancer and melanoma occurrences nationwide, awareness remains a powerful tool in mitigating the chance of a prospective skin-related diagnosis.

About Comprehensive Cancer Centers
Comprehensive Cancer Centers is an award-winning multi-specialty practice comprising medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, pulmonary services, cancer genetic counseling and clinical research, with treatment centers and offices throughout Southern Nevada. For more than 40 years, the practice has provided oncology services to patients in and out of state with a specialized physician and nursing staff. Comprehensive, an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, offers state-of-the-art technologies, latest advancements in cancer treatment and groundbreaking clinical research trails. The practice participates in more than 170 Phase I, Phase II and Phase III clinical research studies each year and has played a role in developing more than 70 FDA-approved cancer therapies. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.cccnevada.com, and follow the practice on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Clark County
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.3 million visitors a year (2018). Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

Clark County Medical Society Alliance Hosts 18th Annual Spring Fashion Show, March 19 – Benefits Autism Community

Clark County Medical Society Alliance 
Hosts 18th Annual Spring Fashion Show, March 19
Highly Anticipated event bridging our local Autism Community 
with our local Medical Community
Transitioning families with Autism to Adulthood
The Clark County Medical Society Alliance (CCMSA) is celebrating its 70th year of operation, and is hosting its annual Spring Fashion Show on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel, 3960 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
Now in it’s 18th year, the annual Spring Fashion Show is regarded as one of the premier philanthropic events in Las Vegas. Showcasing spring designs from the local favorite fashion store, VASARI located at Tivoli Village, the 2019 Spring Fashion Show will raise valuable funds for our autism community including Sunshine Nevada, UNLV Project FOCUS, and New Vista.

“We’re very excited for this year’s Spring Fashion Show,” said Kim Fonte, this year’s Spring Fashion CCMSA Co-President along with Sharlin Ahmed and Estela Hansen. “This will be CCSMA’s 70
th year in operation and while this highly anticipated event allows us to further our mission to better the quality of healthcare in Southern Nevada, each year we’re particularly proud to work towards bridging our autism community with our medical community.   Those benefiting from our fund raising are three amazing organizations: Sunshine Nevada, UNLV Project FOCUS, and New Vista, who offer socialization, recreation, upper-education and housing.”
The CCMSA is a philanthropic organization steadfastly dedicated to its mission of building a healthier Southern Nevada, comprised of the spouses of physician members of the Clark County Medical Society.  CCMSA collaborates with community supporters to provide education, outreach, and support for programs and endeavors that directly improve healthcare in Nevada.
“Our organization has a long history of supporting various health related initiatives throughout Clark County,” said Michelle Volker, who is Co-Chairing the event with Ginger Allen. “We’re honored to continue this tradition by helping to bridge autism awareness/needs with our local medical community and raise funds to help transition families with autism to adulthood.
The 2019 Spring Fashion Show will be emceed by News3LV’s anchors, Dana and Kim Wagner. 
Sponsors for the Spring Fashion Show include: HealthCare Partners, Nevada Heart & Vascular, Desert Radiology, West Pac Wealth Partners, Mary Thomas-Berkshire Hathaway, Achievable Behavior Strategies, Welltower, Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Valley Health System, Mercedes Benz of Henderson, Tour University Nevada. Fashion presented by Vasari. 
Tickets for CCMSA Spring Fashion Show are $225 and can be purchased at https://CCMSA19.givesmart.com
For more information, please visit www.ccmsa-lv.org

About the Clark County Medical Society Alliance: The Clark County Medical Society Alliance (CCMSA) was officially chartered with the Nevada State Medical Association Alliance (NSMAA) and the national affiliate of the American Medical Association Alliance (AMAA) in 1949. CCMSA is a nonprofit service organization comprised of spouses of members of the Clark County Medical Society and American Medical Association. Primarily a service organization, CCMSA focuses on health-related needs in the community, initiating their own projects or providing volunteer hours and monetary assistance to charitable organizations or groups.

Vegas Golden Knights’ Star Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Joins Breast Cancer Patients for Head-Shaving Event at Toshiba Plaza

Vegas Golden Knights’ Star Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
Joins Breast Cancer Patients for Head-Shaving Event at Toshiba Plaza


Patients Shave Bellemare’s Head – and Their Own – During Breast Cancer Awareness Month



WHAT:
The fight against breast cancer is a cause that is near and dear to Vegas Golden Knights’ Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and his wife, Hannah.

Two days before the puck drops on the Golden Knights’ 2018-2019 season, Bellemare will join patients from Comprehensive Cancer Centers (Comprehensive) for a one-of-a-kind head-shaving event, designed to raise awareness and help kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). Bellemare, in addition to the attending patients, will shave each other’s’ heads in what is sure to be a visually moving and captivating ceremony.

The event will also feature comments from Jon Bilstein (Executive Director of Comprehensive) as well as Angela VanBrackle (Senior Development Manager) of American Cancer Society. A donation will be made to the American Cancer Society as part of Tuesday’s event.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 2
3 p.m.

WHERE: Toshiba Plaza
3780 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV, 89158

*Parking is available in the nearby New York-New York Hotel & Casino garage.