One of Southern Nevada’s most cherished charities will be moving into a new home for its headquarters. Shawn Danoski, CEO of Las Vegas-based DC Building Group, said construction has been completed on the new Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation facility and The Caring Place – which helps thousands of Southern Nevada residents annually.
The facility will be dubbed the “Britney Spears Campus” due to her generous fundraising efforts of over $1 million.
The 15,578 square-foot building at 3711 E. Sunset Road broke ground on April 17 and opened its doors on July 17. The new structure combines more than 45 pediatric and adult services which were previously located at two separate locations. Almany Architecture served as the architect of record. DC Building Group teamed up with Penta Building Group and a number of other subcontractors to donate both the construction time and funds needed to accomplish this project.
Serving as general contractor for the new facility, DC Building Group managed all the construction efforts for the foundation’s new offices. The project consisted of combining six existing tenant spaces into one functioning, flowing space that occupies the entire building, bringing NCCF and The Caring Place under one roof. This involved the demolition of most of the building’s interior, its roof, and some existing doors. A new roof was installed along with new interior walls and infill windows where doors had existed. Additionally, life safety systems were updated, and finishes were provided throughout the building.
Some of the new interior features include: four massage therapy rooms – Tranquility, Peace, Harmony, and Joy; an art therapy room; a craft room called “Healing Arts;” and a ‘Pink Door’ room containing a special door adorned with hopeful quotes that serves as a motivational piece to others encountering a new journey in healing, as well as honor the founders Dr. Mary Ann Allison, MD, FACP, an Oncologist and Hematologist from Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada and her patient Connie Bernstein.
“The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and The Caring Place play an important role in the community,” said DC Building Group Project Manager Ryan Plutchak. “Numerous community members are affected by cancer or life-threatening diseases of some sort, whether it be personally or with friends and relatives. This foundation provides a place for people to turn to when these tragedies strike and they need help. DC Building Group is honored to offer financial assistance, design/value engineering assistance, and the time to complete the project. We provided a package that cut costs, shortened the schedule, and maintained the original intent of the property.”
“We are so thrilled and genuinely excited about moving into our new beautiful location. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Britney Spears for her compassion and dedication to our cause, giving us the means to do this through a recent capital campaign,” said Jeff Gordon, NCCF president and CEO. “The impact this will have on all the families we serve will be immeasurable as it will allow us to take care of even more community members in need of our many services.”
The mission of Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is to provide social, educational, financial and psychological support services and programs to families of all children diagnosed with life threatening or critical illnesses, such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, renal blood, and immunologic diseases, and to provide healing arts and wellness programs to adults touched by cancer as well as to chronically ill children and their caregivers.
A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting for the Britney Spears Campus is scheduled for October 2017.