The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) has been a local non-profit organizations since 1993 providing programs and services for critically ill children, infancy to 23 years of age, diagnosed with cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle
cell, hemophilia, renal and immunologic diseases.
NCCF also hosts a secondary location, and increased it services to provide healing arts and wellness programs to
adults touched by cancer through The Caring Place rogram. NCCF now offers over 45 programs and services for critically ill children and adults touched by cancer living in Southern Nevada.
The Mission of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is to provide financial, educational, and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with life threatening or critical illnesses such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, hemophilia, renal disorders, and immunologic diseases and provide healing arts and wellness programs to adults touched by cancer.
The goal of NCCF is to improve the quality of life for critically ill children in Southern Nevada and for adults touched by cancer.
The Caring Place Program includes healing arts, wellness seminars, nutrition classes, support groups and more. Visit www.thecaringplacenv.org
In June 2008, NCCF introduced the Education Services program and opened the first in-patient classroom in the
state of Nevada and the only one in the United States that is managed and facilitated by a non-profit organization.
The classroom located at Sunrise Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology Floor.
NCCF was the first and is the only foundation to respond to the needs of sickle cell patients (90% African American and 10% Hispanic) and also those with immunologic diseases in the Las Vegas community by providing psychological, financial and educational support services to these families. No services were offered to these populations prior the NCCF’s involvement.