Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Announces New Medical Director
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Awared Hyundai Hope On Wheels Impact Grant
$100,000 Grant Provides Funding for Research of Childhood Cancer
LAS VEGAS – Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Nevada’s only pediatric cancer center has announced it has been awarded the Hyundai Hope On Wheels Impact Grant. The $100,000 grant provides funding for innovative research in the field of childhood cancer.
“We are humbled to be awarded the Hyundai Hope On Wheels Impact Grant” said Annette Logan-Parker, Founder and CEO at C4K. “This grant will help us continue our valuable and life-saving work in childhood cancer research.”
To commemorate the Impact Grant, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has dedicated an exam room to Hyundai Hope On Wheels and held a ceremony to celebrate its opening. Local artist Juan Muniz provided the kid-friendly artwork for the room.
“We are very excited to award Cure 4 The Kids Foundation as this year’s Impact Grant recipient,” said Michael Orange, Hyundai Hope On Wheels representative. “Cure 4 The Kids Foundation performs life-saving and industry-leading research in the area of childhood cancer and we couldn’t be more pleased to support its continued research efforts”.
It is scientifically proven that children who participate in clinical trials have a much higher survival rate. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation believes every child is entitled to the best treatment options that modern science has to offer. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is dedicated to its mission of advancing cures and prevention of childhood cancer and rare diseases through research by providing access to high-quality, evidence-based treatment and breakthrough clinical trial opportunities.
About Hyundai Hope on Wheels
Hyundai Hope On Wheels is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that is committed to helping kids fight cancer. The organization’s goals are to fund research and create awareness for childhood cancer. Hyundai Motor America and its more than 830 dealers and customers support the cause with a donation from every new vehicle sold. In 2022, Hyundai Hope On Wheels will surpass $200 million in lifetime donations to pediatric cancer research in the United States.
Dunkin’ Presents $4,000 Check to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation From Funds Raised on Iced Coffee Day
On May 25, $1 from every iced coffee purchased at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide supported the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation’s mission to bring joy to kids battling illness. Today, Dunkin’ of Las Vegas is proud to announce that $4,000 has been granted locally to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation through the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation. Thanks to support from guests nationwide, Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day collectively raised $1.8 Million to support kids in children’s hospitals throughout the country.
“It was amazing to see the outpouring of support from our guests to help make a difference for these kids,” said Alex Apodaca, local Dunkin’ franchisee. “As Dunkin’ franchisees, it is so important for us to give back to the communities we serve and show them we are here to keep them running beyond their daily Dunkin’ run. We are thrilled to support our local partners throughout the country and help them create joyful experiences that allow their patients to still be kids.”
With this grant, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation will bring joy to its patients through their Arts in Medicine Program. It is designed to help young patients battling severe illnesses through creative expression with art, music, dance, theater, and literary exploration.
Since its inception in 2006, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted more than $37 million to national and local nonprofits. In 2021, the Foundation awarded 171 grants to hospitals and other nonprofits to help bring joy to kids battling illness.
About the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation
The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ and the generosity of its franchisees, guests, vendor partners and employees, provides the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. The Foundation partners with food banks, children’s hospitals and nonprofit organizations to fund joyful environments and joyful experiences for kids when they need it most. Since 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted more than $25 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country. For more information, please visit www.bringjoy.org.
Dr. David Stewart, Orthopedic Surgeon, Joins Growing C4K Medical Team
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Nevada’s only pediatric cancer center has announced that pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Stewart has joined the C4K Medical team. The addition of Dr. Stewart brings significant experience in pediatric orthopedics to C4K while further expanding the organization’s medical team and range of pediatric services.
C4K’s Pediatric Orthopedic Center is designed as a Center of Excellence to promote high-quality integrated care. The Center strives for best practices from evidence-based medicine and principles of quality, safety, and value.
“We are very excited for the addition of our Pediatric Orthopedics Program,” said Annette Logan-Parker, Founder and CEO at C4K. “Medically fragile and complex children require comprehensive medical treatment and care. Dr. Stewart brings 17 years of experience treating children in Las Vegas.”
In addition to treating the full range of pediatric musculoskeletal conditions, the Pediatric Orthopedic Center holds multidisciplinary clinics for medically complex and special needs children with conditions including developmental delay, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, genetic syndromes, and others.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the talented medical team at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation” said Dr. Stewart. “Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has an impeccable record of caring for children. I look forward to building on its 15-year track record and reputation as a leading center for pediatric specialty care.”
Dr. David Stewart, a board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon has been practicing in Las Vegas since 2005. Dr. Stewart has become the provider of choice for many pediatricians and parents, especially for medically complex and special needs children. He has received local and regional top doctor awards from his peers for eleven consecutive years from 2011 to 2021.
Dr. Stewart is the latest addition to the C4K medical team that includes Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alan Ikeda MD, Dr, Joseph Lasky MD, Dr. Waseem Alhushki MD, Dr. Sumit Gupta MD, Dr. Amy Cruickshank, DO and Dr. Aimee Foord, DO
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.
Roseman University opens dental practice in Summerlin to treat children with cancer and other
life-threatening diseases and their families
LAS VEGAS – May 17, 2022 – The College of Dental Medicine at Roseman University of Health Sciences today celebrates the opening of a new dental clinic providing specialized and compassionate dental care to children undergoing treatment for life-threatening conditions, including childhood cancer, blood disorders, and rheumatological diseases, and their families.
The clinic is located at Roseman’s Summerlin campus, which also houses Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, an independent division of the university providing comprehensive outpatient care to children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With Cure 4 The Kids and the Roseman Dental clinic together, they are the first non-profit, community-based service in Nevada to provide integrated medical and oral health care for children with complex medical conditions.
“Most people are aware of common side effects of cancer treatment like nausea and hair loss, but few know that most cancer patients, as well as patients being treated for other rare disorders, develop problems in the mouth, which may interfere with treatment and lessen the quality of life,” said Roseman University College of Dental Medicine Dean Dr. Frank Licari. “Roseman Dental aims to provide onsite quality dental care to children in treatment.”
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation CEO Annette Logan-Parker says, “The Roseman Dental clinic will be the dental home for many Cure 4 The Kids patients, their siblings, and other immediate family members. Providing services to the patient’s immediate family will ensure that the family’s dental healthcare needs are met, enabling them to focus on the treatment and care of their child with cancer.”
The Roseman Dental clinic will offer preventative dental care including cleanings and X-rays, composite restorations (fillings), pulp therapy, children’s crowns, dental extraction, and sedation dentistry. The clinic will also offer orthodontic screenings with referral for treatment at the Roseman Dental & Orthodontics clinic in Henderson.
Along with the opening of the clinic, Roseman University has established the Smile 4 The Kids patient assistance fund to bridge the financial gap of urgently needed and highly specialized oral healthcare for patients who are unable to afford needed care. For information or to give, visit giving.roseman.edu/s4k.
About Roseman Dental
Roseman Dental is part of Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. In 2009, the College of Dental Medicine opened its first clinic at the Henderson, Nevada campus as part of its Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics residency program. The 20-chair clinic offers affordable, high-quality orthodontic treatment for children, teens, and adults. The clinic is also part of the Southern Nevada Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team providing nasoalveolar molding (NAM) to treat infants born with cleft palate. Also at the Henderson campus, the College of Dental Medicine operates a dental clinic comprised of one surgical room and six operatory rooms, providing patients with routine and advanced dental treatment. Information can be found at www.rosemandental.com.
About Roseman University of Health Sciences
Founded in Henderson, Nevada in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a non-profit, private institution of higher learning training the next generation of undergraduate and graduate-level health care professionals that serve, collaborate, and set new standards in their communities and within their professions. With campuses in Henderson and Summerlin (Las Vegas), Nevada and South Jordan, Utah, the University is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy; College of Nursing, offering an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner; and College of Graduate Studies offering a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. Roseman University of Health Sciences will also offer a Doctor of Medicine through its College of Medicine once it becomes accredited. More than 7,000 Roseman graduates are caring for patients, conducting research, and engaged in public health and policy in Nevada, Utah, and across the country. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Tyler Robinson Foundation partners with Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
to support pediatric cancer families in Southern Nevada
LAS VEGAS (March 15, 2022) – Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY® Award-winning band Imagine Dragons dedicated to supporting children battling childhood cancer, is teaming up with Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Nevada’s only outpatient children’s cancer clinic, to provide support to pediatric cancer families throughout the Las Vegas community.
As part of their mission to provide high-quality medical care to the pediatric cancer patients of Nevada, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation offers 40+ services to diagnosed children and their families. In 2022, TRF is providing funds to support C4K’s Meal Voucher and Transportation programs to help serve more families in Southern Nevada.
“Children and families battling cancer often times spend an entire day in our clinic when receiving chemotherapy and other life-saving treatments” said Annette Logan-Parker, Founder and CEO of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “Through our partnership with TRF, we will alleviate a layer of stress by providing much-needed healthy meals to our families.”
Food disparities are very common in families dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Through C4K’s Patient Meal Vouchers, patients and their caretakers are treated to nutritional lunches at no cost at Roseman University’s Roadrunner Café, located at C4K’s Las Vegas campus. Additionally, C4K’s Transportation program helps provide patients rides to and from appointments to receive treatment.
In the eight years TRF has served the pediatric cancer community, the nonprofit has provided support to more than 2,000 families around the globe and raised more than $12 million. Of every dollar TRF raises, more than 85% goes directly to families in need. continues to grow its efforts for families through a number of awareness and fundraising initiatives. For more information or to learn more about TRF, visit TRF.org and follow TRF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Tyler Robinson Foundation
About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation provides high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure patients are getting the best care possible. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation increases access to specialized treatments that improve patient outcomes. Its Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment on a sliding-scale basis. No patient is ever turned away for financial reasons. For more information, visit www.cure4thekids.org.