LAS VEGAS – Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Nevada’s only pediatric cancer treatment center, will officially open the Robert and Dorothy Keyser Foundation and Cashman Family Foundation Preventative Healthcare Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 24 at 11 a.m.
Nevada’s first pediatric physical medicine center, a 1,422-square-foot, full-service gym with the latest therapy equipment, will help patients rehabilitate following surgeries and procedures, but it will also prevent secondary comorbidities from developing.
“We’re excited to offer this specialized care and better access to the comprehensive and innovative, yet affordable, healthcare solutions this new facility brings to the children we’re treating,” said Annette Logan-Parker, president and CEO of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “The role of our physical therapy doctors is to work with the child and their family, helping the child reach his or her maximum potential and positively looking toward the future, while decreasing pain and promoting active participation at home, school and in the community.”
Logan-Parker said the facility was made possible thanks to donations from the Robert and Dorothy Keyser Foundation and the Cashman Family Foundation.
It is staffed by C4K physical therapists, led by Dr. Brooke Conway-Kleven, who are specifically trained to improve the lives and daily function of children with a wide range of medical diagnoses. The center houses Woodway treadmills, a concept 2 rower, Olympic lifting platform and weights, suspension training equipment, mats and blocks for functional training and an electrical stimulation unit for dry needling.
The physical therapy program will utilize the “5×5 Program,” where all patients with an oncology-related diagnosis will receive evaluation and treatment to assess five fundamental goals of wellness:
1. Increase daily physical activity participation (activity challenge will be held monthly for the patients who have met their goal)
2. Mobility/movement assessment
3. Cardiovascular fitness assessment
4. Balance assessment
5. Sensory/neurological assessment
About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation provides high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure patients are getting the best care possible. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation increases access to specialized treatments that improve patient outcomes. Its Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment on a sliding-scale basis. No patient is ever turned away for financial reasons. For more information, visit www.cure4thekids.org.