In celebration of the milestone 20th anniversary, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman presented the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) with an esteemed Key to the City today, April 23. After touring the NCCF offices, Mayor Goodman handed out her famous poker chips, wishing health and happiness to the children and families of those affected by cancer and other life threatening diseases.
With its deep-rooted heritage in the community, NCCF has provided financial, psychological and educational support services to more than 2,800 children diagnosed with critical illnesses in Southern Nevada since its inception in 1993. The foundation has served more than 8,000 parents and siblings of critically-ill children, receiving more than $11 million in monetary donations and support. NCCF has seen immense growth in its span of programs – from just one program at the time of its inception, to the more than 40 currently in operation, at no cost to patients and their families. The foundation now has two locations in Southern Nevada – its main location for pediatric services and The Caring Place dedicated to adult services.
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