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HISTORY

Pictured from Left to Right:  Al Marquis, Governor Sandoval, with Philanthropist of the Year Jeff Gordon 

In September 2011, NCCF announced the addition of a local foundation into its programs which provides health and wellness support to adults diagnosed and touched by cancer. The Caring Place, housed at a secondary NCCF location, serves as a complement to medical treatment by providing a health, wellness, and healing arts center for families of children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses as well as to adults touched by cancer.

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 serving over 140 children each year.

In June 2011, NCCF became the official Nevada Chapter of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. 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 to children with immunologic diseases.

NCCF was selected by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as the facility for student interns completing their practicum for the UNLV Masters of Social Work program.

In 2014,  Jeff Gordon, President/CEO of Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation since 1997, was named one of two Philanthropists of the Year by Governor Sandoval at the Annual Governor’s Black-Tie Gala presented by the Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation.