What We Do
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
For years, children in Nevada had to travel out of state to get the latest and best medical care for complicated diseases such as cancer. That is one reason Cure 4 The Kids Foundation was created. Our founders saw firsthand the problems many families encountered getting appropriate care, especially without medical insurance. That’s how Cure 4 The Kids Foundation was born. Today, the programs of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation — The Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada and the Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada — have provided vital life-saving services not only to those with limited financial means and/or no medical insurance–but to those seeking access to the latest and most up to date research and clinical trials.
The Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada has treated thousands of patients since opening in 2007. All physicians are Board Certified in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. As a nonprofit pediatric cancer outpatient treatment center, the services provided and the way medical treatment is delivered is unique. As members of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), providers at the Children’s Speciality Center have access to limited clinical trials that often become the standard of care for diseases such as cancer.
In addition, the Children’s Specialty Center brings in pediatric experts whose skills are not currently found in the state. Through an affiliation with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, two board-certified Pediatric Rheumatologists travel to the center, at our expense, to see pediatric patients with diseases such as Scleroderma, Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. There are no physicians with these pediatric qualifications based anywhere in Nevada.
The Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada is another program of the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. It is the only federally recognized hemophilia treatment center (HTC) in the state of Nevada. It is part of a network of 140 HTC’s across the country that provide access to the latest medical care, research and treatment for those with inherited bleeding disorders. In addition to the HTC, medical staff members also travel around the state of Nevada on an annual basis to provide on-site clinics in outlying rural areas, where advanced treatment of inherited bleeding disorders is simply not available.
Providing these medical resources is not inexpensive, which is why we’re asking for help.
Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation
Inherited bleeding disorders don’t just go away, they are with you for life. The most important part of living a full and rewarding life with a bleeding disorder is by managing the risk. As the primary advocate for the thousand of patients and families affected, The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation offers advocacy, education and some fun!
The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for bleeding and clotting disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders. Among the efforts of the Nevada Chapter are to disseminate information on inherited bleeding disorders as well as the complications. The chapter sponsors seminars on bleeding disorders for patients, their families and health care providers and also publishes a newsletter. For those seeking more detailed information, the chapter maintains a large library of brochures, books, articles, video and audio tapes.
To help support those affected by bleeding disorders the chapter hosts picnics and social events, coordinates a telephone support network, maintains a listing for specialized hemophilia care and emergency clotting factor acquisition, sponsors youth to attend Hemophilia Camps, and works to support all efforts for comprehensive hemophilia care in Nevada.