LAS VEGAS – Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF), in partnership with Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN), present the 7th annual Klip It for Kidz fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in the center park area at Town Square Las Vegas. NCCF invites local businesses, children and individuals to raise money for critically ill children in Southern Nevada as well as for local schools and sports groups. Last year, more than $40,000 in pledges was raised and more than 85 heads were shaved, collecting 92 hair donations and pony tails.
Professional stylists will be on-hand ready to shave participants’ heads for summer, or cut hair to make wigs for children. NCCF invites the community to participate by raising pledges, shaving or cutting hair. Participants must be willing to cut a minimum of eight inches to donate. Individuals may set their own fundraising goals and collect pledges for NCCF. During previous years, teams of co-workers, family members, classmates and sports teams have collected pledges in honor of their companies, families, loved ones and schools.
The event is open to the public and features entertainment, family fun and exhibitions by METRO units as well as fire engines from the Clark County Fire Department. Funds raised will benefit NCCF’s more than 45 programs and services for children and adults affected by cancer and life-threatening illnesses in our community.
In addition, Klip It For Kidz gives sports groups and school children, kindergarten through 12th grade, an opportunity to raise money for their school or sports team. A child, teacher, school or sports team may raise pledges for Klip It For Kidz and their school/team will receive 50-percent of the total amount collected. Donors will receive tax deductions from NCCF for all pledges.
Check-in and registration for pledges will be available at the “Klip It For Kidz Salon.” The pledge form is available at www.nvccf.org and on the event’s Facebook page. In addition, companies, family, friends and individuals are encouraged to collect pledges to benefit critically ill children.
About the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation:
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1993, which offers over 45 programs and services including a variety of educational services, financial support and counseling for critically-ill children and their families living in Southern Nevada. The foundation’s mission is to work side by side with the medical community to provide social, emotional, educational, financial and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with a life-threatening or critical illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, hemophilia, renal disorders and other immunologic diseases as well as to adults touched by cancer. Contact the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702-735-8434 or visit them at www.nvccf.org for pediatric services and www.thecaringplacenv.org for services for adults touched by cancer.
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