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2018 Highlights

2018 Highlights

Nevada Cancer Coalition set out to accomplish some big goals in 2018 and our hard work paid off. Here's a look at some of the highlights:

Reaching 19,645 Students 

Sun Smart Schools is now in 48 schools across 7 counties, bringing sun safety education to students in Pre-K through 12th grades. In less than 3 years, the program has gone from pilot project to success story recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention! Read more in our 2018 recap.

Clearing the Air for Health

NCC worked diligently to help pass smoke-free and vape-free ordinances for parks and outdoor areas in the City of Reno and City of Sparks. We also coordinated the development of the 2019-2023 Nevada Tobacco Control Plan. Read the Nevada Tobacco Control Plan.

Collaborating Across the State, Celebrating Success

The 10th Nevada Cancer Control Summit took place in Las Vegas with attendees coming together to learn from local and national speakers, share ideas, and discuss innovations in cancer. We also celebrated organizations and individuals who have exemplified the essence of passion and leadership in cancer control. See who was honored with a Summit Award.

Making Skin Cancer Prevention Accessible

More than 70 sunscreen dispensers and sunscreen have been donated to schools and to programs serving the homeless, under-served families, and under-priviledged children across the state. Read more here. 

Breast Cancer Collaborative 2.0

In November, more than 43 attendees from 16 partner organizations came together to work on northern Nevada's breast cancer screening and treatment challenges and solutions. Building off the original Collaborative from 2013, work is beginning in the areas of screening, care coodination, and cost. Email Brigette Cole for more details at

266 Hours of Love

From our community partners to cancer survivors, high school and college students, our generous volunteers put in many smiles, miles, and hours working on NCC projects and providing outreach at health hairs and community events. Read UNR Medical Student Anita Savell's volunteer blog.