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(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 www.nvchildrenscancer.org or to partner with an in-kind good or service contact Shirley Folkins-Roberts, Shirley@nvchildrenscancer.org 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 www.nvchildrenscancer.org 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. www.silegacy.com
Shopping with the Smith’s Rewards Card allows you to buy groceries and everyday necessities while donating a portion of the proceeds to the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF). Launched by Smith’s Food and Drug store in July of 2017, the company replaced all previous donation reward programs with Smith’s Inspiring Donations.
This program donates 0.5% of all eligible spending to NNCCF at no extra cost and does not affect the fuel points or coupon discounts already linked to your Smith’s account. Kroger, the parent company of Smith’s, has contributed more than $220 million annually in food, funds, and other products to support communities and nonprofit organizations. Kroger is dedicated to “community engagement, positive social impact, and charitable giving at the national and local levels.”
With Smith’s Inspiring Donations program, you can easily earn rewards on most items located in stores every time you shop. It is important to remember to swipe the Rewards Card or use the phone number linked to your account when checking out.
An account is mandatory to participate in Smith’s Inspiring Donations program. Link your Shopper’s Card to your active account to ensure the transactions are applied and donated to NNCCF.
Type in Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation or enter the code TH865.
Sign up for Smith’s Inspiring Donations Program and support childhood cancer in the northern Nevada region.
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Children’s Cancer Foundation Presents Ten New iPads to Renown Children’s Hospital.
(Reno, NV) – The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) presented ten new iPads to Renown Children’s Hospital for their new infusion center on Thursday, June 7, 2018. One iPad was supplied for each seat in the infusion center, fulfilling the demand for electronic devices.
In addition to providing patients an activity during their infusions, the child life specialist team at Renown Children’s Hospital can use the electronics for distraction during procedures.
“This generous donation will greatly benefit our patients who are receiving treatment to conquer their diagnosis,” said Brittany Best, Child Life Specialist at Renown Children’s Hospital. “It was like Christmas in June!”
NNCCF supplied the electronic devices and protective covers as part of their E-SMART program (formerly known as E-Kids), providing education, scholastic materials, achievement resources, and technologies, to children affected by cancer. Through generous donations to this program from The Reno Rodeo Foundation and Fraternal Order of Eagles, NNCCF was able to supply the new 9.7-inch, 128GB, iPads to the infusion center.
“We are thrilled to provide these iPads through our E-SMART program. This will allow kids with cancer stimulate their minds and engage in the world while undergoing treatment,” said Mary Powell, Executive Director at NNCCF. “We hope this will continue to alleviate the emotion burden of treatment and provide an opportunity for children to learn and grow as any child should.”
The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) is the region’s only nonprofit dedicated to helping local children and families affected by childhood cancer. Its goals are to alleviate the financial and emotional strain of childhood cancer by providing financial assistance, emotional support, advocacy for increased research funds, and awareness of childhood cancer. NNCCF encourages ongoing enrichment for children and young adults diagnosed with cancer through educational and scholarship programs. For more information, call (775) 825-0888, visit www.nvchildrenscancer.org or follow on social media @NVKidsCancer.