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Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation offers 25 programs and services to assist children with serious illnesses

March 2, 2011 by  
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“Our project Aides and Resources for Kids (ARK) tracks the children who are referred to and come through our foundation,” said Karen Egloso, a pediatric social worker with the organization. “At this time, we have 589 children with immunologic diseases who are being served.”

Siblings Tre and Mikayla Green both suffer from sickle cell disease, and have benefited from the foundation's programs.

It is estimated that 25-30 percent of the children assisted by NCCF are African-American, many of them participants in the organization’s most popular activity, Camp Cartwheel.

“I think the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is awesome, and they do a lot for the children,” said Mikayla Green. Along with her younger brother, Tre, 18-year-old Mikayla suffers from sickle cell disease. “I have been attending Camp Cartwheel since I was 8 years old and it is totally free … this is the first year I will serve as a counselor. I am so excited to be there to help the children and to play with them. The foundation has helped me take my mind off of my sickle cell condition and focus on just having fun in my life. It takes my mind off it.”
Tre Green, 10, is equally effusive. “I love the canoeing at Camp Cartwheel,” he said. “It is very fun and the people are very caring. This year will be the first year I can stay at the camp the whole week instead of going home every day. They have tokens they give all of us kids every day at the camp and we can use them to shop at the camp store. I really love it and have so many new friends.”

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One Response to “Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation offers 25 programs and services to assist children with serious illnesses”
  1. This is a wonderful foundation supporting children in Southern Nevada. If you would like to donate, call them at 702.735.8434 or visit http://www.nvccf.org.

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