Nevada Cancer Coalition set out to accomplish some big goals in 2019 and our hard work paid off. Here's a look at some of the highlights:
Reaching 23,188 Students
The Sun Smart Schools program grew to 64 schools across 7 counties. During the 2018-2019 school year, we gave 54 classroom and assembly sun safety and skin cancer prevention presentations.
Making Skin Cancer Prevention Easy
Since 2016, 89 sunscreen dispensers have been donated to schools and programs that serve at-risk and under-served populations across Nevada. In Las Vegas and Reno, NCC partners gave dispensers and sunscreen to nearly 50 public pools and parks, providing free public access to sunscreen.
Promoting Breast Cancer Screening
More than 20 partners held the first annual "Paint Nevada Pink" event in downtown Reno and turned the Reno Arch pink for the month of October, celebrating the unprecedented collaboration of health care providers in Northern Nevada working together to promote awareness and unified recommendations for breast cancer screenings.
Improving Health Through Policy
NCC's work during the legislative session saw passage of our bill promoting skin cancer prevention education, and allowing for the unrestricted use of sunscreen and sun safe clothing for kids in schools, successful bills regarding the taxation and control of e-cigarettes and vaping devices, and the Rare Disease Council to focus on childhood cancer... just to name a few!
Providing Education Opportunities in Cancer Control
More than 392 healthcare and ancillary professionals connected through the Nevada Cancer Control Summit, Project ECHO webinars, and cancer registry webinars, to learn from both local and national speakers, share ideas, and discuss innovations in cancer control!
490 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 fairs and community events.