Become a Community Partner today!
We are a community-funded nonprofit, thanks to our partners.
Donations from individuals and community partners account for nearly a third of the income that supports our programs. Community partner support helps our foundation expand services to ensure that families in Northern Nevada facing a childhood cancer diagnosis can focus on their child, and worry less about the rising costs of cancer treatments.
We need support from people like you. Evan and Nora hosted a lemonade stand to raise money for children with cancer. Their desire to take care of local kids represents the unwavering support from our community partners who dedicate their time, energy, and talent to help our foundation. Each lemonade stand, office swear jar, golf tournament, and toy drive helps relieve the financial and emotional burden a family faces with a childhood cancer diagnosis.
Host a fundraiser and engage your community to support local kids
- Host a lemonade stand or bake sale
- Buy-out the dress code at work or school
- Host a 5k fun run or golf tournament
There are many fun ideas to engage your friends, coworkers, family and community – just reach out if you want to become involved but need help creating your fundraiser. We have seen many creative ideas including “Pie a Manager in the Face” competitions, neighborhood family poker night, custom t-shirt sales, and more.
We would love to schedule a time for you to tour our office and receive our Community Partner Agreement Form. We can also assist your fundraising efforts and help the validity of your event by posting your event on our Events Page, cohosting your event on Facebook, and supplying you with posters, gold ribbon pins, bookmarks, and additional materials. Use the form below to reach us!
#KnowTheGold this September
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we are asking the community to advocate for childhood cancer. This September, you can help us build awareness in our community by joining the 200+ businesses in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City that participate in our Know the Gold Campaign. Many of these businesses host a fundraiser and display a gold ribbon wreath in September. The Know the Gold Campaign is named after the gold ribbon which is the national symbol of childhood cancer. Last year, funds raised through the campaign were matched dollar-for-dollar by the William N. Pennington Foundation.
Help us achieve our goal by participating in one or more of these steps:
Hang an awareness wreath
Display on the front door, lobby or reception area of your business for the month of September.
NNCCF will supply your awareness wreath at no cost.
Host a fundraiser
What can your business do to raise funds and awareness of childhood cancer in northern Nevada?
Example: Holding a change drive, buy-out of wearing work attire, donating 10% of proceeds, etc.
Know the Gold on social media
Engage your followers about how you are making an impact by helping local children with cancer.
Tag @NVKidsCancer and hashtag #KnowtheGold
Use the contact form above! We would love to schedule a time for you to tour our office and receive our Community Partner Agreement Form. We can help market your fundraiser by hosting it on our events page and cohosting your event on Facebook.
Printable flyers to support your September fundraiser:
More ways to support:
- Check if your business can participate in an employee matching program. Every dollar counts any many businesses have a healthy philanthropy budget!
- Host a book drive, toy drive, or donate an item for our toy cabinet from our Amazon Wish List.
- Collect travel-sized hand sanitizers for our families
- Volunteer for one of our events or donate your services in-kind (ex: photography, event promotion, video editing, etc)