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Sports Celebrity Sends Uplifting Message to Local Children Battling Cancer
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Sports Celebrity Sends Uplifting Message to Local Children Battling Cancer

(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.

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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.

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NNCCF And San Francisco Giants Broadcasters To Host Third Annual A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer

(Reno, NV) – The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) and San Francisco Giants broadcasters, Mike Krukow, Jon Miller, Duane Kuiper and Dave Flemming, will virtually host the third annual A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer. This event supports children who are battling cancer in northern Nevada.

The San Francisco Giants broadcasters will tell unheard stories, recollect memorable baseball moments and guarantee a couple of horselaughs between the broadcasters and fans alike. This event will feature one-of-a-kind auction items, including sports memorabilia, custom gold ribbon guitars autographed by baseball legends including Barry Bonds, experience packages and much more.

A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer will also feature special guests, Buster Posey, catcher for the San Francisco Giants, and his wife Kristen Posey, who have made it their mission to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer.

When

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 6PM-7:30PM

Where

Virtual broadcast and online auction – link available upon purchase

Tickets, Social and Sponsor Packages

Online: nvchildrenscancer.ejoinme.org/giantevent

Call: (775) 351-1064

Learn More: www.NVChildrensCancer.org/Giants

United in the fight against 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. NNCCF has provided $5.6 million in direct financial assistance to families in northern Nevada affected by childhood cancer and has raised $3 million in support for finding better treatments and a cure for childhood cancer. NNCCF assists approximately 120 families each year who actively seek assistance for costs associated with medical bills, travel related to treatment, loss of work and income due to their child’s diagnosis, emotional support programs and more. The Posey Family Research Grants has raised more than $4 million for pediatric cancer research since 2016.

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The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation is celebrating 20 years of providing help, hope and courage to local children battling cancer. NNCCF is the only non-profit in the region solely dedicated to childhood cancer, and has provided $5.6 million in direct financial support to families. 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.



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