LAS VEGAS – In partnership with Project 150 and Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), Summerlin Hospital Medical Center opened a reimagined nourishment room on the pediatric oncology floor, inspired by TRF warrior Delilah Juarez.
Project 150 donated and delivered snacks and food supplies to stock the nourishment room, which offers patients and family members easy access to their favorites while in the hospital. Chemotherapy treatments can impact a patient’s food preferences, and parents are often unable to leave the hospital to get food or may not be able to afford outside snacks for their child in treatment. Monthly, Project 150 will restock the nourishment room.
During her treatment at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, Juarez saw the benefits of offering a snack room for patients and their families. Working with a child life specialist at Summerlin Hospital, she developed a similar concept for patients in Las Vegas.
Sept. 22 is a date that holds special significance for Juarez. Diagnosed with osteosarcoma when she was 16 years old, she began treatment at Summerlin Hospital on Sept. 22, 2017 and became part of the TRF family.
Additionally, Project 150 and TRF recently collaborated to provide school supplies and meals to local Las Vegas families in need.
ABOUT PROJECT 150
Project 150 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, founded in December 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two had heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas who were in need of support over the Christmas break. Since that time, Project 150 has expanded and now serves more than 6,000 registered and non-registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in more than 75 schools throughout Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, college and workforce readiness and other needs so they have what they need to continue school and be successful in life. Visit Project 150 at www.project150.org.
ABOUT TYLER ROBINSON FOUNDATION
Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) helps strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by providing grants specifically to offset out-of-pocket life expenses. TRF is the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band Imagine Dragons. TRF meets a critical need in communities across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Each year, one in 285 children are diagnosed with cancer. While many pediatric cancer organizations focus on growing awareness and support for families with the physical and emotional toll of a diagnosis, the huge financial hardship cancer treatment places on families is rarely discussed. More than 85% of every dollar TRF raises goes right to families in need. For more information visit TRF.org.