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(Reno, NV) – Mike Krukow, the Emmy Award-Winning broadcaster and former major league pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, sent a heartwarming video to local children battling cancer. Krukow, a friend of the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF), filmed himself reading a children’s book to lift the spirits of children and their families who are currently undergoing cancer treatments and in isolation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I appreciate the opportunity to share one of my favorite stories with the little ones and their families. I hope to bring them happiness during this time and make them feel less isolated,” said Krukow. “I know these children and their families are already facing tough times and the least I can do is bring more joy to their family.”
The video was posted today on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nvkidscancer
It is also available on the NNCCF website: www.nvchildrenscancer.org/familyresources
Two years ago, Mike and his wife, Jennifer Krukow, were inspired by the efforts of San Francisco Giants pitcher, Buster Posey and his wife, Kristen Posey, to support childhood cancer patients and pediatric cancer research. The Krukows have put their heart and support, as well as that of the Giants, behind the efforts of the northern Nevada community and NNCCF to support children battling cancer. They created A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer, along with NNCCF and supporters, to raise funds for childhood cancer research and local children. The next event is scheduled for fall of 2020.
Krukow is assisting NNCCF’s efforts to provide comfort to families and foster ways for local children to feel connected and less isolated. NNCCF is providing services at full capacity to assist families with financial and emotional support. NNCCF is using multimedia communications, social media, and virtual events, to assist its mission and serve local families.
The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation is the only non-profit in the region solely dedicated to helping 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 end-of-treatment celebrations and family activities. For more information, call (775) 825-0888, visit www.nvchildrenscancer.org or follow on social media @NVKidsCancer.
Press Release –
(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: www.nvchildrenscancer.org/donate
To learn more, please visit www.nvchildrenscancer.org/giants
Supporters interested in attending are encouraged to email Briley@nvchildrenscancer.org 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 www.nvchildrenscancer.org or follow on social media @NVKidsCancer.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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