Press Release –
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.