March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month.  It’s an opportunity to help spread correct information and greater awareness about the disorder, those who are affected by it, and how it is diagnosed. Spoiler alert: not everyone who will be diagnosed with a bleeding disorder has a family his...

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Posted by Mitch on Jan 17, 2017

 

Amazing donation moment today!  

   A mom of one of our patients designed a Scentsy magnet honoring our childhood cancer warriors.  She sold 72 scentsy lamps with the magnet and raised $600 for our foundation!  Not only that, but she brought along some scentsy buddies for the patients as...

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Posted by Mitch on Dec 05, 2016

Just a quick reminder that the holiday spirit can happen any time of the year! Here is a great example which shows our supporters in the community making a difference in the lives of our kids.

 

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Posted by Mitch on Oct 20, 2016

You may have heard a little bit about the tree that was auctioned off at Circus Couture recently. It turned out to be the auction item that brought in the most cash that night — due in part to the very special story behind its creation. We thought you’d like to know more about it.

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As someone who has spent the past 15 years working with children affected by cancer in Nevada, I know we have made a lot of progress. But, unless you’ve been affected by childhood cancer, you may not know just how far Las Vegas and the State of Nevada have come. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and although I won’t be satisfied until childhood cancer is cured, there are many reasons to be optimistic and to be encouraged if your child is one of the roughly 16,000 children diagnosed each year with cancer in this country.

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Posted by Mitch on Aug 17, 2016

Back-to-school fairs, back-to-school news stories, back-to-school sales! We are being flooded with this messaging in advertising and can’t escape it. I, myself, feel the impulse to buy spiral-bound notebooks that I don’t need just because they are 57 cents each. For many families, this is a time of excitement and anticipation as children gear up for the new school year. 

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Posted by Mitch on Jul 25, 2016

Our Pediatric Palliative Care Clinic (PPCC) is now seeing patients in its new location on the 4th floor. In fact, there are many services now operating out of Suite 420 which, at about 4,000 square feet, leaves us some room to grow in the future.

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Posted by Mitch on Jun 22, 2016

We wanted to take a moment and say thanks to all the sponsors, golfers, volunteers and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation employees who helped make Golf 4 The Kids - 2016, a big success! 

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Posted by Mitch on May 23, 2016

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Posted by Mitch on Apr 06, 2016

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L to R Angela Berg, DNP and Kathleen Gates, M.D. will oversee operations of the Pediatric Palliative Care Clinic.

Here’s our write up in the Las Vegas Review-Journal! 

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This is another in our continuing posts from Dr. Danielle Bello, our in-house, licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist. In this post, she discusses how to promote good organizational skills in your child, particularly those who are or have been treated for a major illness: 

We know th...

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Posted by Mitch on Jul 17, 2015

Who said parenting was easy? No one! We asked our in-house expert, (as well as Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation) Dr. Danielle Bello, Ph.D., for a little advice, as well as her thoughts on publications that parents might find useful. Thanks Dr. Bello!

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Posted by Mitch on Jul 13, 2015

It’s important to us to continue expanding the services and treatments available through Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. That’s one reason we are so excited to introduce our newest physician! Dr. Ayyanar comes to us from the University of Louisville in Kentucky where she was Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology. 

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The Pacific Sickle Cell Regional Collaborative (PSCRC) held its first strategic planning meeting in May. As you may know, we are one of 9 clinics taking part in this collaborative in the Pacific region. This includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho...

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The third annual event raised $72,000 (and counting) which was a major increase in funding from last year when it raised $46,000.

See the photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHskdmakLS

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Posted by Mitch on May 14, 2015

Sometimes you have to look back to see how far you’ve come, right? Here’s one illustration of just how much we’ve grown over the last three years.

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Posted by Mitch on Feb 10, 2015

The next time you stop by the Children’s Specialty Center or the Hemophilia Treatment Center you may see a new face!  Actually, at the rate we’re growing, you may see a several!
 
For the first time in our history we have our own in-house psychologist and neuropsychologist!   Danielle Bello, Ph.D., officially started on February 2, 2015 and we’re glad to have her join us.
 
No matter which specialized medical treatment our patients are seen for, we know it puts a lot of stress on the patient as well as their families. We always want to do what we can to lessen that stress as much as possible. 

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