Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation
3550 Barron Way #9a • Reno, Nevada 89511
Fall 2019 Newsletter

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Know the Gold Campaign Kick-Off

Awareness Wreath for Know the Gold

Our goal this year is larger than ever – and there’s a good reason for it. Although researchers are developing new and safer therapies for children, the treatments are expensive and insurance costs are rising. As these costs increase for children, we are expanding our programs to provide more financial and emotional support to meet the needs of northern Nevada families.

This year, we aim to raise $400,000 during our Know the Gold Campaign to continue the expansion of our programs. The William N. Pennington Foundation has generously agreed to match each donation to the campaign dollar-for-dollar, up to $400,000, until January 31, 2020.

Join us for the Know the Gold Finale and 12-hour radiothon.

January 31, 2020, 6am – 6pm
Scheels, 1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks, NV 89434


Celebrating 15 years with little golfer, Brady!

On September 16, 2019, we celebrated 15 years of hosting our Tournament of Hope to support local children battling cancer. It started as a beautiful day at Montreux, but just as life brings us storms, a rainstorm breezed through the course soaking golfers, volunteers and staff head-to-toe. The storm helped remind us that local children face storms every day. We thought of their resiliency and determination to get through their diagnosis and the importance of the support from others.

We thought of these children, like Brady who teed-off the tournament, and their everyday battle with cancer. “I can’t think of a way that this diagnosis has not affected our family,” said Nicole, Brady’s mom. “It has affected us emotionally, spiritually, financially, and shook us to the core, but we will come out on the other end stronger than ever.” His story is similar to many of the other children NNCCF serves and we are doing everything in our power to ease the burden of his diagnosis. We are grateful for the many sponsors and friends that have supported this tournament over the last 15 years and we hope the sunshine after the rain reminds everyone that there is hope after a cancer diagnosis.


Bonanno Concrete/ MDB Trucking
Alston Construction

3D Concrete
Desert Fire Protection
Granite Construction
Newmont Goldcorp
Renown Children’s Hospital
Robin S. White, MD
Sierra Nevada Construction
Vasko Electric[/one_fourth][one_fourth]

Baker & Jennifer Krukow
Capital Glass
Hankin Speciality Elevators
Jensen Electric
Kidder Mathews
KS Dealer Services
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
McDonald Carano
Morgan Stanley
New Millennium Building
NV Energy
Outlets at Legends[/one_fourth][one_fourth]
Panelized Structures
Phillips Family Foundation
RHP Mechanical
Stowe/Dwyer Charitable Fund
Tectonics Design Group
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Umpqua Bank
Victory Woodworks
Wood Rodgers

Krukow Family Memorial

RHP Mechanical Systems[/one_fourth][one_fourth]

Cemex Materials LLC

McDonald Carano
Ticor Title
S&S Activewear

Golden Gate Petroleum of NV
Panelized Structures
TJ Duncan[/one_fourth]




A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer Recap

The event in August was a special evening with baseball, music, hope, and San Francisco Giants Emmy award-winning broadcaster, Mike Krukow, and his wife, Jennifer. Hosted at the home of Carol Truman and Bob Phillips, supporters and friends united in the fight against cancer to support local children and research for a cure. We were joined by special guests Kristen Posey, a childhood cancer advocate, and Maddie, a local childhood cancer survivor.


Dozers & Dirt is brought to you by the former committee of the Reno Big Dig. You may
have operated a dozer or excavator before, but this year join us and get dirty digging-in
your shovels to support local children battling cancer.

Join us for the Launch Party
November 7, 2019, 4:30pm-7:30pm
Pinocchio’s Bar and Grill, 5995 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89502

Save the date for the main event
June 6, 2020, 10am-3pm
Rilite Aggregate Pit, 9208 Western Skies Drive, Reno, NV 89511

Press Release –

A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer with Giants Broadcaster Mike Krukow

(Reno, NV) – The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) is pleased to announce a special evening with San Francisco Giants Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and former major league pitcher, Mike Krukow, along with his wife, Jennifer Krukow, at the second annual A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer.

United in the fight against cancer, this event will benefit northern Nevada children with cancer, along with supporting research through the Posey Family Fellowship and Research Grants. Guests will enjoy a lively evening with music, food, and one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items, including a custom gold ribbon guitar signed by Willie Mays and Barry Bonds, a signed Sandy Koufax jersey, a spring training experience package, and much more.

Tickets: $750 per attendee
When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – 6 p.m.
Where: Reno, Nevada – event address provided upon RSVP
Donate online:

To learn more, please visit

Supporters interested in attending are encouraged to email or call the NNCCF office at (775)825-0888. Tickets are subject to availability.

1 out of 185 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20. This event helps local families in the fight and encourages more support for research and a cure. In its first year, this event raised more than $74,000 for the cause. Since 2000, NNCCF has supported local families with more than $4.6 million dollars in support through financial and emotional assistance during and after a child’s diagnosis.


The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation is the region’s only non-profit solely dedicated to serving local children and their families affected by childhood cancer. NNCCF’s programs and services include the Family Assistance Fund, Inspire survivorship program, Hope for the Holidays program and emotional support through counseling and family activities. For more information, call (775) 825-0888, visit or follow on social media @NVKidsCancer.

Press release – 

NNCCF And San Francisco Giants Broadcasters To Host Third Annual A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer

(Reno, NV) – The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) and San Francisco Giants broadcasters, Mike Krukow, Jon Miller, Duane Kuiper and Dave Flemming, will virtually host the third annual A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer. This event supports children who are battling cancer in northern Nevada.

The San Francisco Giants broadcasters will tell unheard stories, recollect memorable baseball moments and guarantee a couple of horselaughs between the broadcasters and fans alike. This event will feature one-of-a-kind auction items, including sports memorabilia, custom gold ribbon guitars autographed by baseball legends including Barry Bonds, experience packages and much more.

A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer will also feature special guests, Buster Posey, catcher for the San Francisco Giants, and his wife Kristen Posey, who have made it their mission to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer.


Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 6PM-7:30PM


Virtual broadcast and online auction – link available upon purchase

Tickets, Social and Sponsor Packages


Call: (775) 351-1064

Learn More:

United in the fight against cancer, A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer will benefit NNCCF and local children, along with supporting childhood cancer research through the Posey Family Research Grants. NNCCF has provided $5.6 million in direct financial assistance to families in northern Nevada affected by childhood cancer and has raised $3 million in support for finding better treatments and a cure for childhood cancer. NNCCF assists approximately 120 families each year who actively seek assistance for costs associated with medical bills, travel related to treatment, loss of work and income due to their child’s diagnosis, emotional support programs and more. The Posey Family Research Grants has raised more than $4 million for pediatric cancer research since 2016.


The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation is celebrating 20 years of providing help, hope and courage to local children battling cancer. NNCCF is the only non-profit in the region solely dedicated to childhood cancer, and has provided $5.6 million in direct financial support to families. NNCCF’s programs and services include the Family Assistance Fund, Inspire survivorship program, Hope for the Holidays program and emotional support through end-of-treatment celebrations and family activities. For more information, call (775) 825-0888, visit or follow on social media @NVKidsCancer.

2021 Spring Newsletter


Connecting our NNCCF Kids

Connecting our families, young adults, adolescents, and kids of all ages to facilitate relationships has always been a dream of the founders and staff at NNCCF. This year, the challenge of physical interaction at our monthly events has made this goal more difficult to achieve. But, we have come up with new and creative ways to connect our youngest cancer warriors. Drive through events such as our Halloween Costume party, Spring Fling basket pick-up and Inspire Scholarship ceremony allow families to get out and have some fun with our staff and other families from a distance. Of course our drive through bell ringing ceremonies have been exciting this year as well. On a warm summer evening, NNCCF and Peterbilt also hosted a drive-in movie for our families.

Our children and young adults have also formed relationships this year supporting each other through the cancer journey. At our Know the Gold Radiothon in February we were inspired by the bond and friendship three young women formed through their mutual cancer experiences. Pictured here is cancer survivor and new member of Renown Oncology nursing staff, Haley, supporting her friends in the fight, UNR students, Emma and Katie. High school sophomore, cancer advocate and survivor, Ivy, enjoyed helping Felina play a game at the Radiothon. The comradery that these experiences create and the opportunity to build friendships with other childhood cancer warriors can be so valuable during their very challenging journeys.


Know the Gold Celebrates 10 years!

On February 19th we celebrated the 10th annual Know the Gold Radiothon hosted by Scheel’s with our partners at Cumulus Media. The event marked a special occasion, as it was the finale to the six month long Know the Gold fundraising campaign with a goal of $500,000 to be matched by the William N. Pennington Foundation. Our supporters topped all records and exceeded the goal by $55,000, thanks to the last minute additional matching goal from Panattoni Development and Alston Construction.

Know the Gold is a grass roots community fundraising campaign made of up over 1500 small and large donations. This year it included funds from virtual events like wine tastings, mask sales, golf tournaments,  Doorstep Discos, and more! We cannot thank this incredible community enough for all they do to support us and each of you who helped us reach and exceed our goal!

Staff Highlight

Kelly Stoll, Programs and Services Coordinator

One of the first smiles our families see at NNCCF is that of Kelly Stoll. Kelly joined the NNCCF team 18 months ago, gracing the office and our family’s experiences with her love of theater, music, Disney and celebrations. This year, Kelly has helped create alternative opportunities for our families to get out of the house with a safe and fun option, including a drive-in movie night at Peterbilt. Kelly makes family support a top priority and will go to great lengths to make sure a family has the resources they need. Thank you Kelly for the sunshine that you bring to the NNCCF Team and our families.

A Giant Success!

Baseball and sports fans alike had a special experience as award winning San Francisco Giants broadcasters Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, Jon Miller, and Dave Flemming shared stories and memories on a virtual stage February 10th. Our very own, Kristen Remington, 2 News Evening Anchor, emceed the evening. Adding to the line-up was San Francisco Giant, multiple World Series champion and MVP catcher, Buster Posey and his wife, Kristen. Both the Posey family and the Giants organization helped promote the virtual event appealing to fans in Nevada as well as the Bay Area.

Over 300 fans had fun and were entertained in the comfort of their homes while raising much needed funds and awareness for pediatric cancer. A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer will benefit NNCCF and local children, along with supporting childhood cancer research through the Posey Family Research Grants. Save the date for our live in-person event November 10th, 2021.

Signature Fundraisers are Back

Tournament of Hope, Golf Tournament – September 20th

Dozers & Dirt – September 25th

A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer – November 10th

All In for Childhood Cancer, Poker Tournament – Date TBD

Thank You 2021 Annual Sponsors

Alston Construction • Ames Construction • Bonanno Concrete • Desert Fire Protection • Ferroni Foundation • Granite Construction • Heath Foundation • JAG Plumbing • LP Insurance Services • MDB Trucking • MNG Partners • Oxborrow Trucking and Landscape Materials • Panattoni Development • Panelized Structures • Patriot Contractors, LLCR • HP Mechanical Systems • Sierra Nevada Construction • Tectonics Design Group • The Medical Profession • The Phillips Family Foundation • Vasko • Victory Woodworks • Western Nevada Transport

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3550 Barron Way #9a Reno, Nevada 89511
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