BRITNEY SPEARS AND NEVADA CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING WITH RIBBON CUTTING AN
The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Britney Spears Campus Officially Opens Its Doors Nov. 4
LAS VEGAS (Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017) – The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation(NCCF) celebrates its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony with major donor and international Icon and performer, Britney Spears at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4. The event will welcome Britney Spears and local dignitaries at NCCF’s Britney Spears campus at 3711 E. Sunset Rd. and includes an open house from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
The new facility, which houses 45 programs and services for children diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses as well as adults diagnosed with cancer, was made possible by Britney Spears and her efforts to raise one million dollars with donations from ticket sales from her “Piece of Me” show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, as well as major donors including Southwest Specialty Contractors, Zappos, Robert Earl, Live Nation, Fusch Commercial Interiors and Design, Caesars Entertainment, Elizabeth Arden and Ann White of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
“I am honored to be a part of building NCCF’s new facility and so humbled having this campus named for me," said Spears. "Having lived through cancer in my family I understand the incredibly destructive effects it can have on the entire family. That's why I am so happy that Las Vegas children and their families will now have this amazing new facility where they can get the help they need,” she added.
NCCF’s Britney Spears Campus is a 16,000 square-foot facility combining more than 45 pediatric and adult services for children diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses as well as adults diagnosed with cancer. NCCF’s services were previously located at two separate facilities in the valley. In partnership with DC Building Group, Almany Architecture and PENTA Building Group, the size of NCCF more than doubled to accommodate the needs of 400 pediatric patients and their families as well as more than 1,000 adults diagnosed with cancer.
“We named the new facility the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Britney Spears Campus in honor of her dedication and compassion to our cause,” said Jeff Gordon, president and CEO of NCCF. “Her authentic commitment to helping our community will allow us to make a larger impact on the families and adults we serve. We are truly grateful.”
In 2016, the ORION Cancer Foundation Grant Program was transferred to NCCF by Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada. This program, now managed and facilitated by NCCF, provides financial grants to eligible adults living in southern Nevada who are unable to afford the basics of daily living while undergoing treatment for cancer. Applications and funding information are available at www.nvccf.org.
Additionally, in September 2011, NCCF expanded its services with the addition of a local foundation into its programs, which provides healing arts, wellness, and emotional support services at no cost to adults diagnosed with cancer. The Caring Place serves as a complement to medical treatment by providing services including Reiki, reflexology, yoga, stress management, massage, support groups and various other services for adults diagnosed with cancer as well as to their caregivers.
For more information, please call the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702-735-8434 or visit www.nvccf.org. You can also follow the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @NVCCF.