The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation(NCCF) will hold its 21st Annual Camp Cartwheel Summer Camp at Torino Ranch for critically ill children and their siblings. 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 illnesses.
Camp Cartwheel has hosted more than 2,600 children since its inception in 1996 and celebrates ‘21 Years Of Hope’ this year.
Camp Cartwheel offers critically ill children and their siblings, fun-filled days of swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, canoeing, outdoor games, rock wall climbing and more. It is a time for the children to forget about hospitals, clinics and diseases, to have fun with brothers and sisters and enjoy being a kid again. Camp Cartwheel has grown to two four-day camp sessions to accommodate local children suffering from chronic and critical illnesses.
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 2017 major sponsors are: the Brett Torino Foundation, PENTA Building Group, Hogs & Heifers Saloon, Dunkin’ Donuts, Terra West Property Management, Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation, McCarthy Building Companies and NPFMA (Nevada Professional Facility Managers Association).
NCCF is a non-profit organization which serves critically ill children of Southern Nevada. The foundation’s missing is to work side by side with the medical community to provide financial, psychological and educational support services and programs to families of all children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, renal, blood, and immunologic diseases, as well as to provide healing arts to adults touched by cancer.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 19 – Saturday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 26 – Saturday, July 29
WHERE: Camp Cartwheel is held at Torino Ranch, located approximately 45 minutes outside of Las Vegas, off Blue Diamond Road in Lovell Canyon. More details and driving directions will be provided when a tour is scheduled.
For more information on Camp Cartwheel at Torino Ranch or to make a donation, please call the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702-735-8434 or visit www.nvccf.org.