“Kops 4 The Kids” Brings Field Trip Experience to
Children With Life Threatening Conditions
LAS VEGAS – February 1, 2013 – All kids love a great field trip. But for those kids in treatment for life threatening conditions such as cancer, a school field trip is out of the question.
That’s because most children undergoing chemotherapy don’t attend school where the populated environment would expose their weak immune systems to a battery of potential infections.
Again this year, Kops 4 The Kids will bring the field trip experience to this group of immunosuppressed kids, their friends and families.
On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 members of Metro’s K-9, SWAT and police officers, Clark County Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service, US Army, UNLV’s Mounted Police and many other agencies will be on site to educate children about the services they provide, their jobs, and some will offer interactive demonstrations for the kids. Many of the agencies’ specialized vehicles will also be on display for the kids so they can get a close up look.
“This is a great opportunity for our kids who can’t take advantage of school activities due to their health situation to experience a bit of fun,” said Annette Logan, Executive Director of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.
What: Kops 4 The Kids, Noon to 4 p.m.
When: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Where: 3121 S. Maryland Parkway (Near Desert Inn) Map: http://goo.gl/maps/2jYP2
What: A collection of police officers, SWAT officers, firefighters, K-9 officers, US Forest Service and others interacting with kids.
Children attending Kops 4 the Kids will also be encouraged to wear jeans in recognition of the 6th Annual World Rare Disease Day which is February 28, 2013. There are 7,000 rare diseases affecting 1 in 10 Americans. Like colored ribbons for other health causes, the Blue Denim Genes Ribbon™ is a universal sign for rare and genetic disease awareness. Many with rare diseases are treated with help from Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.
In addition to the displays, Paradise Church is graciously donating lunch for the children and their families who attend Kops 4 The Kids.
About Cure 4 The Kids:
The Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada and the Hemophilia Treatment Center Of Nevada are funded, in part, by the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. The 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization was founded in 2007 by Dr. Jonathan Bernstein to ensure children with life threatening illnesses received proper medical attention regardless of their family’s income or presence of health insurance. To date, more than 8,000 patients have been treated by physicians and medical staff at the Children’s Specialty Center and Hemophilia Treatment Center. The Children’s Specialty Center provides medical treatment to children facing devastating diseases such as cancer, rheumatological diseases, as well as rare and ultra rare diseases. All our providers are Board Certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. The Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) of Nevada is the only Federally recognized HTC in the state. It is one of 140 HTCs around the country which provides individual services to children and adults with inherited bleeding disorders. Studies show people with Hemophilia who are treated at Federally recognized HTCs have lower overall healthcare costs, lower hospitalization rates and lower mortality rates than non-HTC users. The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care plan ensures patients at The Children’s Specialty Center and the Hemophilia Treatment center receive medical treatment regardless of family income or presence of medical insurance. www.cure4thekids.org
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