C4K Receives Donation from Tony & Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation

Cure 4 The Kids Receives Donation from

Tony and Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation

Childhood cancer treatment center receives $40,000 to support clinical research

 

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Nevada’s only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center, recently announced the Tony and Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation presented an unrestricted $40,000 grant to support its clinical research department. This marks the first grant the foundation has received that is specific to its research efforts.

“On behalf of our organization and the families this grant will help, we extend our deepest gratitude to Dr. Anthony Marlon and his foundation for this generous gift,” said Annette Logan, Founder and CEO of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the infrastructure Dr. Marlon created for the medical community in Southern Nevada.”

 

Cure 4 The Kids, the only program in the country performing sickle cell research for pediatric cancers, will utilize this grant to fund ongoing clinical trials and research. Currently, the foundation has more than 40 active studies related to hematology, oncology and rare diseases and disorders.

 

“It is scientifically proven that children who take part in clinical trials have a much higher rate of survival…however, they are expensive,” said Logan. “Dr. Marlon is truly a hero to our foundation and patients because this grant will help us extend our efforts of providing every child with the best treatment options that science has to offer.”

 

Dr. Marlon, President of the Tony and Renee Marlon Foundation, has played a vital role in the development and innovation of the Southern Nevada healthcare industry. Marlon founded Sierra Health Services, Inc. (Sierra), a publicly-traded diversified healthcare company, which was comprised of several medical-related subsidiaries including Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Nevada’s largest health maintenance organization (HMO).

 

Dr. Marlon spearheaded Sierra’s operations and growth for  25 years.  At its peak, Sierra had over 7,000 employees and $4 billion in revenue.    Sierra was sold to UnitedHealthcare  in 2008. Prior to Sierra, he founded Southwest Medical Associates, Nevada’s largest medical group, which now offers patients more than 450 local healthcare providers throughout Southern Nevada.

 

“The service and knowledge Dr. Marlon has shared with our community has single-handedly revolutionized the practice of medicine in Southern Nevada,” said Logan. “Cure 4 The Kids will be able to utilize his gracious generosity to keep innovating our industry.” 

 

Cure 4 The Kids is a nonprofit medical treatment center that specializes in providing high-quality, research-based care to children battling cancer and other life-threatening conditions. The foundation, proudly accredited by The Joint Commission, offers services to all patients regardless of financial limitations.

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