Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation
3550 Barron Way #9a • Reno, Nevada 89511
Dozers & Dirt Partnership and Launch Party

Press Release –

Dozers & Dirt Partnership and Launch Party

(Reno, NV) – October 3, 2019.  It is with great pleasure and excitement that the Dozers & Dirt Committee announce our partnership with the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF).

Dozers & Dirt will take place on June 6, 2020, but to announce our partnership with NNCCF, we will be hosting a launch party on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Pinocchio’s Bar & Grill in Reno. Local business leaders and members of the public will be networking and learning how to get involved in the day that little and big kids alike look forward to all year.

These events are brought to you by the former committee of the Reno Big Dig.

NNCCF has been helping local families in our community for close to 20 years. Founded in 2000, NNCCF has helped more than 516 families and provided more than $4.5 million in direct financial assistance, all through locally raised funding. They can only continue to assist our local childhood cancer families through the generosity of our “Community Partners,” like you and fundraisers like Dozers & Dirt. For more information, visit

WHAT:            Dozers & Dirt Launch Party

WHEN:            4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2019

WHERE:           Pinocchio’s Bar & Grill, 5995 South Virginia Street in Reno

Dozers & Dirt will be held on Saturday June 6th 2020 at Rilite Aggregate Pit in South Reno. This event will bring together corporate sponsors, families and in-kind donors to give kids access to real-life construction equipment and more. Little ones get to operate a haul truck and check out a Raven helicopter, plus break ground with a real excavator and more than 35 other pieces of heavy equipment.

All money raised from Dozers & Dirt will benefit the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation’s local services.


The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation is the only non-profit in the region solely dedicated to serving local children and their families affected by childhood cancer. NNCCF’s programs and services include the Family Assistance Fund, Inspire Scholarship 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 –

(Reno, NV) – The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) is pleased to announce the completion of an office renovation project that took place during the COVID-19 closure. SILegacy Floor Finishing, and President Jim Farley, installed new vinyl flooring in common areas of NNCCF’s 3000-square-foot office space. The $10,000 flooring donation will help assist NNCCF in keeping a clean and sterile environment for children and families served by the foundation.

“During this time of economic strain in our community, we are grateful to supporters who have assisted us not only during this time to prepare our building and office, but to help our families remain safe,” said Shirley Folkins-Roberts, NNCCF executive director.

NNCCF received additional support from partners to improve the upkeep of the building and office space from Alston Construction and Victory Woodworks. The updates to the office will help provide a cleaner environment for children who have compromised immune systems. SILegacy Floor Finishing previously assisted NNCCF in 2019 by relaying flooring in two offices, and laid original flooring in the building in 2015.

During the COVID-19 office closure, NNCCF has operated remotely and at full capacity serving local families affected by childhood cancer with financial and emotional support programs. NNCCF recognizes partners in the community who have donated in-kind goods or services to support its programs. Donors include Dolan Auto Group, Angel Flight, Mike Krukow, Norwalk Furniture, Peterbilt Truck Parts & Equipment, Nevada Face Mask Warriors, Dotty Molt Photography, Love Your Melon, Misty Shore, MNG Partners, Cumulus Media Group, and Walton’s Funerals & Cremations.

NNCCF has had a significant increase in requests for additional assistance including support for groceries, utilities, rent and mortgage payments. Families are challenged by financial strain due to a childhood cancer diagnosis and are now facing additional economic strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To donate to NNCCF visit or to partner with an in-kind good or service contact Shirley Folkins-Roberts, or call (775) 825-0888.



About NNCCF: 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 or follow on social media @NVKidsCancer.

About SILegacy: SILegacy specializes in various floor services such as selling and installing commercial flooring in the Northern Nevada and Northern California region. SILegacy honors the remembrance of Silvano Casas, who allowed his son and son-in-law to help grow and expand the family business.

By: Lindsey Gross

NNCCF Staff members visiting Victory Woodworks

After two weeks of plastic tarps blocking doorways, hammering sounds, the smell of saw dust and fresh paint, the renovations in our office are complete. NNCCF’s 3,000sqft building is now equipped with four additional office spaces with sliding barn doors, a volunteer workspace, updated electrical wiring and server cabinet. Due to the expansion of our programs, we had a significant need for additional offices to accommodate the growing staff. In the last year, NNCCF hired four members to the team to assist with programs and services, administrative work and fundraising.

The total cost of the renovations would have exceeded $20,000, however due to support and in-kind donations from community members and businesses, NNCCF completed construction under a $2,000 budget. We are grateful for these talented individuals that donated their time and resources to us. Our office would not be able to house our expanding team without their help. The list of supporters and companies that made NNCCF’s aspirations possible far exceeds the space available in this article. From keeping the floors and air ducts sanitary to updating the light fixtures and toilets, stocking our toy cabinet to keeping our fire extinguishers up to date, our community stepped in to keep our foundation in full swing while affording us no overhead costs.

Special thank you’s are due to the companies that made the recent construction possible:

Action Electric – Thank you for updating our electrical wiring. Through the years we created unique ways of making our office spaces work, and now we are set up for success.

Pacific Communications – Thank you for making our company available for growth in the world of electronics as our server now has the capacity for adding more computers.

Victory Woodworks – Thank you for the build-out of new offices. You’ve transformed the landscape in our back room into something amazing and the barn doors are truly stunning.

The Keaton Raphael Memorial, formed in Roseville in 1998, branched out to northern Nevada in 2004 and eventually merged with the local Angel Kiss Foundation in 2009 forming the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation. NNCCF experienced the ebb and flow of growth since its formation, and came a long way from starting in a home office shared by two people. As expansion started, Panattoni Development provided office space at no cost to NNCCF, then Nevada State Bank donated a 1,000sqft foreclosure in 2010. The foundation continued to grow and in 2013 the William N. Pennington Foundation awarded NNCCF a capital grant which provided the support necessary to purchase our current facility.

Not only is the NNCCF team fortunate to have an accommodating office space, but our patients and families benefit as well. The office puts the stigma of nonprofits having old cubicles and flickering fluorescent lights to rest. When walking into the front doors, the office is bright, clean and as equally inviting as the staff. The many offices provide our families privacy, as well as a place to unload, relax and play. The giant toy closet in the back is a beacon of light for every child that walks through our doors.

80 cents of every donated dollar supports programs and services. The community partners that help renovate our facility, influence this ratio and provide us the opportunity to expand for the growing need of support. As NNCCF matures and incorporates more programs to assist local children in the fight against cancer, we will again be grateful for community partners to step forward and donate their craft.


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