Carter Helps Launch Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s “Keep It Local” Campaign
Nick Carter, member of the multi-Grammy award winning musical group The Backstreet Boys, solo artist, actor and producer, and Las Vegas resident, is helping bring greater awareness to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Nevada’s only pediatric cancer treatment center.
Carter has stepped forward to support Cure 4 The Kids Foundation in a number of ways including a series of recorded public service announcements that highlight the mission of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the need for local support. Carter has also supported Cure 4 The Kids Foundation via his social media channels of over 1 million followers. Carter, along with his wife and two children, has made Southern Nevada his home.
“I have come to learn so much about Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, and am so impressed by what they provide to the community and of course to patients,” said Nick Carter. “It’s made me truly appreciate that my own children are in good health, and it has also moved me to want to support Cure 4 The Kids Foundation which is saving the lives of children with cancer — including those without medical insurance or ability to pay. That is an incredible commitment to this community and I am compelled to do what I can to support it.”
“Getting to know Nick Carter has been an absolute joy and to see his desire to step in and help us is all anyone needs to know about his giving heart, and his commitment to this community,” said Annette Logan-Parker, president & CEO, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “We’re proud to say that Nick Carter is one of us, a Las Vegan, and is committed to supporting his community.”
The PSAs will be shared by Nick Carter on his social media platforms and also by Cure 4 The Kids Foundation on theirs. The public is encouraged to also share the PSA and is asked to tag @Cure4The KidsFoundation on Facebook, @Cure4thekids onTwitter, @Cure4thekids on Instagram, and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation on LinkedIn.
Keep It Local
Carter’s support of the organization, as a resident of Southern Nevada, is also helping Cure 4 The Kids Foundation launch its “Keep It Local” campaign. While many national and well-known childhood cancer organizations fundraise in Nevada, those organizations do not provide direct medical treatment to Nevada children battling cancer.
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is Nevada’s only clinic member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to pediatric and adolescent cancer research. As a COG member, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is the only Nevada entity with access to COG’s more than 100 clinical trials.
The “Keep It Local” campaign is designed to educate Nevadans about their donations to nonprofit organizations, and to encourage the public to support those fundraising efforts that keep funds collected in Nevada in our state to help Nevada’s children.
Prior to 2007 when Cure 4 The Kids Foundation was founded, it was not unusual for pediatric cancer patients in Southern Nevada to travel out of state for cancer treatment. This was especially difficult for families with limited incomes who often lack funds and transportation to travel out of state on a weekly or monthly basis.
Under the guidance of Chief Medical Officer Alan Ikeda, M.D., Cure 4 The Kids Foundation provides treatment for pediatric cancer, rare and ultra rare diseases, blood disorders, bleeding and clotting disorders, genetic and rheumatology conditions and more. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has the largest number of board-certified pediatric hematology-oncology physicians in the state, and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is accredited by the Joint Commission which is considered the most stringent medical accreditation in the country.
While most patients at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation are covered by some type of medical insurance, the Charity Care Program ensures those families who are uninsured, underinsured or unable to pay for services also receive the same top-quality treatment. The Charity Care Program is funded through a number of generous donors, fundraising events and campaigns, as well as grants.
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 pediatric 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 Charity 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