LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2016)
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) will hold its 20th annual
Camp Cartwheel at Torino Ranch Summer Camp for critically ill children and their siblings July 20 – 23 and 27 – 30.
The event, created and managed by the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, is a 24-hour medically supervised, outdoor and overnight camp experience for children diagnosed with cancer, or other life- threatening
Camp Cartwheel at Torino Ranch includes four fun-filled days of swimming, scuba diving, arts and crafts, canoeing,
outdoor games, rock wall climbing and more. The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s staff and volunteers provide more than 200 campers, ages five through 17, the chance to form positive peer relationships, develop greater independence and self-esteem, and
have the opportunity to feel healthy and happy.
“Through this magical week, we witness the true inner strength and courage of the children we serve,” said Jeff Gordon, President and CEO of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. “To see them forget about their
illness for a short time and enjoy life through this medically supervised setting at the beautiful Torino Ranch is heartwarming.”
Brett Torino, owner of Torino Ranch, generously donated more than $60,000 to send children to NCCF’s Camp Cartwheel this summer. For
more than 15 years, Torino and his dedicated team at Torino Ranch put forth a year round effort in creating and improving upon a beautiful and magical haven which serves as the home for NCCF’s Camp Cartwheel.
“Through his years of generosity to children served by NCCF, Brett Torino has provided a camp where kids feel at home, where memories
are made to last a lifetime, where children are encouraged to continue their fight against disease, and where they are giving hope for the future,” said Jeff Gordon.
Torino added, “My team and I at the Torino Ranch are forever changed by the courage and strength we see in these children every year
at Camp Cartwheel. We are thankful to share this precious time with them.”
In the summer of 2012, Camp Cartwheel expanded to two weeks of operation to accommodate the critically ill children living in Southern Nevada.
More than 150 camp staff and volunteers helped children overcome the physical, mental and emotional obstacles posed by childhood disease.
Children attending Camp Cartwheel are given a cost-free camp experience thanks to generous donations from Brett Torino and local businesses, community leaders, caring
individuals and other generous supporters. Camp Cartwheel’s 2016 major sponsors are: Brett Torino, PENTA Building Group, Hogs & Heifers Saloon, Dunkin’Donuts, Terra West Property Management, Southern Highlands
Charitable Foundation, and NPFMA (Nevada Professional Facility Managers Association).
About the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
Established in 1993, the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization offering 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,
www.thecaringplacenv.org for services for adults touched by cancer, and
www.ORIONcancerfoundation.org for financial grants for adults diagnosed and in treatment with cancer.