COVID-19 Statement

Dear Community,

In light of all that is happening in connection with COVID-19, I wanted to communicate with you directly.

We’ve taken immediate steps to protect the health of our patients, staff, and the community at large. These changes are the result of our constant communication with the Southern Nevada Health District as well as the Centers for Disease Control. Please understand, the safeguards we currently have in place may change in the future, based on the trajectory of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

At some point, our guidelines will require your assistance and participation.  We ask for your patience as we get through this together. At this time, our ultimate goal is keeping our patients, with compromised immune systems and other complicating factors, healthy and safe. Their health is everything to us, and it is our responsibility to protect them in this current environment.

To help prevent the transmission of the virus, we are enforcing a virtual working environment (work from home) for many of our team members and we have eliminated all visitor and guest activity in the facility.  We have established a mandatory screening center where everyone entering our facility; including employees, patients/parents, and vendors will be required to participate in the screening activities prior to entering the elevators that accesses our clinical environment.    

Finally, I want to strongly support the actions of our lawmakers for the steps they have taken to declare a state of emergency. This is an essential first step. I also want to acknowledge the tireless efforts of the professionals in public health, EMS/first responders, and the many health care professionals keeping our local healthcare system intact.  The precautions listed above, will keep our healthcare professionals healthy so they can get us through this.

Annette Logan-Parker

President & CEO

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry Event Exceeds Goal

The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry event on Valentine’s Day was a huge success, impacting the lives of 177 people who will benefit from the life-saving blood donations and many more who may find a bone marrow match.

A total of 59 units was collected by the Vitalant team, which translated into a 211 percent increase above the event’s goal.

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Calling All Golfers!

The 8th Annual Golf 4 The Kids Tournament is Monday, April 27, 2020 at Red Rock Country Club

LAS VEGAS – February 19, 2020 –  Golfers in Southern Nevada are invited to play a round of golf at one of the region’s premier golf courses while also helping to raise funds for Nevada’s children in need of specialized medical treatment, including cancer.

The 8th Annual Golf 4 The Kids Tournament is happening on Monday, April 27, 2020, and is limited to 144 golfers who will experience Red Rock Country Club’s private Mountain Course, designed by Arnold Palmer. The par-72 course, nestled alongside the breathtaking Red Rock Canyon, will offer attendees a world-class golfing experience that includes rugged desert and mountain terrain.

Golfers can register for the event by going online: bit.ly/G4TK2020, or by calling (702) 862-1168 or through email: events@cure4thekids.org. Individual golfers are $500 with foursomes priced at $1,500. Several tournament sponsorships are also available.

In addition to 18-hole play, attendees receive a drink ticket, lunch and entrance to the post-play reception and award ceremony.

Most importantly, tournament golfers are automatically supporting Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Nevada’s only pediatric cancer treatment center which does not turn away patients for financial reasons. Golf 4 The Kids proceeds support the foundation’s Charity Care Program which assists families who are uninsured, underinsured, or unable to pay for treatment. Since 2007, the Charity Care Program has helped in excess of 500 families get the treatment they need at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.

About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

We are Nevada’s only pediatric cancer treatment center and facility for childhood catastrophic diseases. Founded in Las Vegas in 2007 as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation exists to advance cures and prevention of childhood cancer through clinical excellence, research and innovation. We are proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure that patients are getting the best care possible. From the beginning, the mission of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has been to bring increased community access to these specialized treatments that are leading the way to improved patient outcomes. Our Patient Care Program provides the highest quality treatment for everyone, no matter their financial situation. No patient is turned away because of their family’s inability to pay. www.cure4thekids.org

For additional information, please contact:

Mitch Truswell
Red 7 Communications
mitch@red7.vegas
702-531-4461

Mitch Truswell

Red 7 Communications

(702) 531-4461

(702) 489-2777

@MitchTruswell

@Red7Vegas

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry Event Exceeds Goal

LAS VEGAS  – February 18, 2020 – The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry event on Valentine’s Day was a huge success, impacting the lives of 177 people who will benefit from the life-saving blood donations and many more who may find a bone marrow match.

A total of 59 units was collected by the Vitalant team, which translated into a 211 percent increase above the event’s goal.

“This is a win for our entire community,” said Katherine Salkanovic, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Patient Experience Manager. “A blood shortage can affect any of us – including our patients – so increasing the blood supply will benefit all of us.”

Just as impressive, approximately 100 people joined the bone marrow registry at the event. 

Be The Match volunteers helped attendees become part of the registry through a simple mouth swab.  Should those registrants become a match for someone in need of a bone marrow transplant, they will be contacted by Be The Match.

Having an adequate blood supply and a diverse bone marrow registry benefits everyone, and also has a direct impact on the health of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation patients. Recently, a patient had to be hospitalized for several days while awaiting the specific blood type they needed, which was not available locally.  Another Cure 4 The Kids Foundation patient will need a bone marrow transplant in the future and is seeking a matching donor.

Those who would you like to donate blood can do so by contacting Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) at bloodhero.com or 877-827-4376.

Additionally, Be The Match can send a mouth swab kit to anyone who would like to join the registry — details can be found at bethematch.org.

PHOTO CAPTION: A total of 59 units of blood was donated at the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry event on Valentine’s Day. Those 59 units will impact the lives of 177 people in need of blood. Approximately, 100 people were also added to the bone marrow registry which assists those in need of a bone marrow transplant in finding a match donor.  Pictured: Jamey Felsing, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s director of IT and facilities, donates blood during the event on February 14, 2020.

About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

We are Nevada’s only pediatric cancer treatment center and facility for childhood catastrophic diseases. Founded in Las Vegas in 2007 as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit , Cure 4 The Kids Foundation exists to advance cures and prevention of childhood cancer through clinical excellence, research and innovation. We are proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure that patients are getting the best care possible. From the beginning, the mission of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has been to bring increased community access to these specialized treatments that are leading the way to improved patient outcomes. Our Patient Care Program provides the highest quality treatment for everyone, no matter their financial situation. No patient is turned away because of their family’s inability to pay. www.cure4thekids.org

For additional information, please contact:

Mitch Truswell
Red 7 Communications
mitch@red7.vegas
702-531-4461

Bone Marrow Registry Event on Friday, February 14, 2020

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Katherine Salkanovic along with Mary Yom appears on KTNV’s Saturday morning newscast.  Yom’s son Julian is in need of a bone marrow transplant and will need to find a bone marrow match. The public can become part of the bone marrow registry by completing a simple mouth swab.

Those who want to take part in the registry can walk-in on Friday, February 14, 2020, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, One Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas, NV 89135.

 

Share the Love on Valentine’s Day! Join the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Blood Drive and Registry Event

Join the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Blood Drive and Registry Event on Valentine's Day

Regardless of your relationship status on Valentines’ Day, you can have an incredible impact on someone’s life in our community—and possibly save a life — by donating blood or by becoming part of the bone marrow registry.

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is well aware of the national shortage of blood and platelets, and how vital a reliable blood supply is to the on-going health of our community. That’s why Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is organizing the Valentine’s Day Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry Event on Friday, February 14, 2020.

Appointments are required for the blood drive. Participants can go to bloodhero.com and enter “cure4kids” in the sponsor area which will provide information about available appointments. You can also call 877-25-VITAL to schedule an appointment for the Valentine’s Day event at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.

Appointments are NOT needed for the quick bone marrow mouth swab allowing you to become part of the bone marrow registry.

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Share the Love on Valentine’s Day! Join the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Blood Drive and Registry Event

LAS VEGAS – January 20, 2020 – Regardless of your relationship status on Valentines’ Day, you can have an incredible impact on someone’s life in our community—and possibly save a life — by donating blood or by becoming part of the bone marrow registry.

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is well aware of the national shortage of blood and platelets, and how vital a reliable blood supply is to the on-going health of our community. That’s why Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is organizing the Valentine’s Day Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry Event on Friday, February 14, 2020.

The public is strongly encouraged to take part in either effort between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at One Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135.

Blood donors can ensure an easy and relatively quick donation process by making an appointment prior to Valentine’s Day by going to www.bloodhero.com and entering the code: cure4kids under sponsor.  You can also schedule an appointment by calling Vitalant at 877-25-VITAL. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be parked in front of the One Breakthrough Way building.

Blood Donation Reminders:

  • Blood donors must be at least 16 years old (16 and 17-year olds must bring a signed permission form from a parent or guardian)
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds
  • Be in good general health
  • Drink plenty of water 24 to 48 hours prior to donation
  • Bring ID

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is also partnering with the Be The Match Registry®. The registry offers hope to those affected by cancer and other conditions by matching potential blood stem cell donors with those who are in need of a transplant. 

The first step in joining the registry is to undergo a mouth swab by one of our volunteers. Those who are a possible match will be contacted at a later time. This service is free and available between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on February 14, 2020, in the lobby of the One Breakthrough Way building.

Bone Marrow Registry Reminders:

  • Donors between 18 and 44 years of age are especially needed
  • You cannot become a donor if you had have certain diseases
  • Learn more at join.bethematch.org

About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation exists to provide high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and many other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in the State of Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure that patients are getting the best care possible. From the beginning, the mission of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has been to bring increased community access to these specialized treatments that are leading the way to improved patient outcomes. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment to those who are uninsured, underinsured and those unable to pay for treatment. No patient is ever turned away for financial reasons. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.cure4thekids.org

For additional information, please contact:

Mitch Truswell
Red 7 Communications
702-531-4461
mitch@red7.vegas

Las Vegas Artists Participate In “Project Christmas 4 The Kids” In Support of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

Download or Stream “Sleigh Ride” And Support Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

LAS VEGAS –  December 6, 2019 – This Holiday season the public is invited to support Nevada children battling cancer by downloading or streaming a locally produced and well-known holiday song with a distinctly Cure 4 The Kids Foundation twist.

Thanks to the time and talent of vocalists, musicians, performers, and studio technicians, the public can download or stream an original version of “Sleigh Ride” recorded especially for this project and featuring the vocals of Las Vegas-based performers Anne Martinez, Lily Arce, and Randy Sterns with a special raga performance by Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Chief Medical Officer Alan Ikeda, M.D.

The track was recorded by the band “Rydmik Healing” of which Dr. Alan Ikeda is a member. The band’s keyboardist/vocalist/rhythm guitar player known as J. Russo sang lead, and Dr. Alan handled many of the background vocals.

The song is available for downloading and streaming at all popular music sites. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation will receive 100% of the net proceeds from each track download or stream.

“Sleigh Ride” download:

Apple Music – http://bit.ly/c4foundation

itunes – http://bit.ly/cure4kids

Amazon Music – http://bit.ly/cure4thekids

Spotify – http://bit.ly/c4tkspotify

YouTube – https://youtu.be/o1Xo0VogPyw

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To increase awareness of the song, numerous Las Vegas performers, media members, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation patients, and more participated in an accompanying music video which can be downloaded: http://bit.ly/C4TKmusicvideo

One hundred percent of the download and streaming proceeds will go to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program which ensures that all patients, including those who are uninsured, underinsured, and unable to pay for services get the treatment they need.

The track was produced by two-time GRAMMY® Governor and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Director of Marketing, Mitchell Koulouris and recorded in Las Vegas at Electric Shop Recording Studio thanks to a generous donation from studio owner and sound engineer, Andrew Beldy. Cure 4 The Kids’ CEO and Founder, Annette Logan was the track’s executive producer.

Founded in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation provides Joint Commission-accredited medical services to children affected by cancer, rare and ultra-rare diseases, sickle cell disease, bleeding disorders, genetic and rheumatologic conditions. As part of its mission, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation does not turn any patient away from treatment for financial reasons. The Charity Care Program has assisted more than 500 families in getting the medical treatment they need since 2007.


For additional information, please contact:

Mitch Truswell
Red 7 Communications
mitch@red7.vegas
702-531-4461