Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation
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A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer with Giants Broadcaster Mike Krukow

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
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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.

Know the Gold Campaign Recap

We felt the momentum of the Know the Gold Radiothon early in the day; the snowball effect was starting, and we were excited to watch it grow. The radiothon took place on January 25, 2019, at Scheels from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. With every NNCCF family that stopped by and shared their story, there was a direct effect on the amount of people calling the phone banks, stopping by or going online to donate.

An additional element to the campaign was the gift match challenge by the William N. Pennington Foundation. The foundation agreed to match all donations up to the Know the Gold Campaign goal of $300,000. Our mission was to raise $50,000 the day of the radiothon to meet the goal, but we could have never planned or imagined what actually happened. Just shy of 4 o’clock in the afternoon, the William N. Pennington Foundation challenged us to raise an extra $50,000 as a handful of donations put us over the original Know the Gold Campaign goal.

Childhood Cancer SurvivorThe announcement heightened the energy of the radiothon and everyone participating in Scheels. The talent on the radio stations compelled listeners to help us reach the new goal. Friends, family members and event attendees called and texted their contacts to encourage donations. Even an NNCCF child came in with her piggy bank to support other kids like her. In the last hour of the radiothon, our community raised more than $32,000.
Thank you to all of the individual donors, community partners and supporters during the radiothon and throughout our Know the Gold Campaign. Due to your support, we exceeded our campaign goal with a total of…


The Know the Gold Campaign is a community-driven fundraising effort to support local children diagnosed with cancer. Individuals, businesses, schools, churches and groups become our community partners and dedicate their time throughout the year to fundraise for NNCCF. Every charity golf tournament, lemonade stand, Facebook fundraiser and office swear jar helps NNCCF support northern Nevada families affected by a childhood cancer diagnosis.

Many community partners raise funds specifically during the Know the Gold Campaign because of its unique gift match element. The William N. Pennington Foundation has supported local families through childhood cancer by matching the funds raised through our annual Know the Gold Campaign since 2016.

The funds raised and matched during the campaign help alleviate the emotional and financial burden that a childhood cancer diagnosis can place on a local family. In 2018, 61 percent of the support NNCCF provided to local families helped with medical and travel costs such as uncovered medical procedures, emergency room visits, travel costs and lodging when away from the home due to treatment. The other 39 percent assisted families with emotional support, loss of income experienced from taking time off work to be by their child’s bedside, educational expenses, family care packages and bereavement costs.Know the Gold Radiothon

We are grateful for the generosity of the William N. Pennington Foundation and for their ability to inspire more giving in our community. Thank you for giving our foundation the opportunity to care for northern Nevada families in ways we only dreamed possible. Thank you to all of the community partners that support us each year when we kick off the Know the Gold Campaign in September. Community Partner fundraising efforts are a testament to the caring nature of our community.

Thank you to our Know the Gold Radiothon sponsors: Cumulus Media; its talented radio personalities and stations KBUL 98.1, KKOH 780 AM, KNEV 99.5 and KWYL 102, Bonanno Concrete and MDB Trucking, Panattoni Development, Alston Construction, Granite Construction, Sierra Nevada Construction, Tectonics Design Group, Desert Fire Protection, The Medical Profession, Scheels, Conway Communications, Victory Woodworks, Vasko Electric and RHP Medical Systems.

By Natalie Van Hoozer

NNCCF supporters, thank you all for calling, attending, and volunteering at our Know the Gold Radiothon on Friday, January 29. The energy was wonderful, and it is events like this one that help us motivate the community to make a difference in the fight against children’s cancer.

We would like to offer a special shout-out to Cumulus Broadcasting and their DJ’s for coming out to promote us. In addition to their help on the airwaves, it is wonderful to see the DJs in-person, in headsets, reporting on the event.

Speaking of people who came to Scheels, it was absolutely wonderful to have the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Executive Staff join us. When they and representatives of the Reno Bighorns, including Bighorns mascot Bruno, were there together, things really got going! Everyone stopped to watch the “Dial for Dollars.”

Wondering what that is? Our wonderful community partners made phone calls while riding the super awesome Ferris wheel to raise funds!

On top of that, we had volunteers hard at work running the phone banks and receiving online donations ALL DAY! We even had some local groups like sororities come out and support us by helping to make hand-drawn cards!

All of these combined efforts helped us to earn $128,950.71, and the William N. Pennington Foundation matched $120,000! We would like to acknowledge the contributions of Conway Communications, Cumulus Broadcasting, Scheels, and Crown Beverages; without their support, this event would not have been possible!

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What can you do in 2018? 5 tips to start you off on the right foot.

It’s the start of a new year and many of us turn our attention to self-improvement and New Year resolutions. On top of being your best self, we encourage you to jumpstart the year by helping improve the quality of life of local children battling cancer. So here’s the question – What can you do in 2018?

At the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF), we strive to release the emotional and financial burden childhood cancer has on affected children and their families. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the United States and we strive to change that statistic. With your support, our nonprofit can provide crucial support for local children and advocate for a cure and better treatment.[/one_half_last]

To help you host your own fundraiser and become a Community Partner, here are five major tips that will start you off on the right foot.


Tip Number 1Visit NNCCF

When you are brainstorming your fundraiser, the best thing to do is stop by our office and take a tour. Not only can we give you information about successful fundraisers in the past, we can equip you with posters, pins and other materials to enrich your event.


Tip Number 2Set Goals

Every charitable event needs goals and a purpose! Considering the purpose of your event is to raise money for NNCCF, your event may also help you reach out to a new network or gain publicity for your business. It is best to set goals for funds raised, awareness, social impact and media coverage. Your fundraising event should be exactly what you intend it for and setting goals will help you keep it on track.


Tip Number 3Define your Budget

There’s the saying “Spend money to make money” and we want you to be prepared with a realistic budget. When you are setting your budget, keep in mind that you may have expenses i.e. your time spent, materials created or renting a venue. The general rule of thumb is that you deduct expenses from funds raised and then donate the proceeds.


Tip Number 4Plan for Marketing

Once you fill out our Community Partner Agreement Form, your event will go up on our website. When we include your event, it is always helpful to have logos, photos, flyers or something that gives a visual to your event. We also encourage you to tag us on social media @nvkidscancer. It helps legitimize your fundraiser and social media is a powerful tool to reach a large audience.


Tip number 5Celebrate!

When you complete your event, we fully expect you come into our office and celebrate! We are grateful for your efforts and any donated amount deserves a pat on the back. NNCCF is not federally funded, so each gifted dollar is imperative to helping local children with cancer.

Press release – Read this press release on WCSO site here.


Washoe County Sheriff’s Office staff raises more than four thousand dollars for Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation in March as Sheriff’s “No Shave” campaign continues

CONTACT: Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office staff raises more than four thousand dollars for Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation in March as Sheriff’s “No Shave” campaign continues

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office staff donated more than four thousand dollars to the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation as part of the Sheriff’s “No Shave” charitable campaign.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies have been allowed to grow facial hair outside the normal grooming standard since November if they supported designated charities each month. Female deputies have been allowed relaxed hair standards in exchange for their monthly donation and civilians may either take advantage of the relaxed grooming standards, or wear jeans or hats.

The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation was the designated charity for the month of March and yesterday Sheriff Chuck Allen and members of his staff presented a check for $4,285 to Lisa Shaffer, Director of Community Engagement.

Sheriff extends “No Shave” campaign for an additional month:

Due to the success of this year’s “No Shave” charitable effort, Sheriff Allen has decided to continue the campaign for one more month. The Sheriff has designated two causes for the month of April.

The first cause is a memorial fund for Sheriff’s Office employee Heidi Sasse who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year.

The second cause is in support Sheriff’s Office staff who will participate in this year’s Police Unity Tour.  The Police Unity Tour was founded in 1997 by a group of law enforcement officers from New Jersey. Since then, law enforcement officers nationwide have ridden the 300 plus mile trip, with the purpose of raising awareness and financial support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Annual participation in the ride has grown from 18 members to over 2,200 nationwide, including members from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Riders start from various points on the east coast and end their ride at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. For more information about the Police Unity Tour, visit



The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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