LAS VEGAS – Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K) is recognizing founder and CEO Annette Logan-Parker and her family for their outstanding contributions and unwavering support of Nevada’s only childhood outpatient treatment center for children battling cancer and other life-threatening conditions.
In honor of Nevada Reading Week, the Logan family’s Dr. Suess-themed patient examination room will be dedicated on Friday, March 5, at 11 a.m. with a “Grinch” character kicking off the festivities.
C4K currently offers 15 patient exam rooms, with the exam room sponsored by the Logan family being the fifth room themed with kid-friendly artwork designed to inspire and comfort young patients who visit weekly or monthly as part of their treatment regimen.
Other themed exam rooms include those honoring and created in partnership with entertainers Criss Angel and Gwen Stefani, Naqvi Injury Law and Hope Hyundai on Wheels. Juan Muniz, a local artist, is responsible for designing and painting all of the paintings so far. The illustrations and artwork are designed around the necessary medical equipment in the room. Special considerations include the use of microbial-resistant glossy paint that allows the room to be cleaned and sterilized.
Logan-Parker’s vision for starting C4K began when one of her two sons was in an accident years ago as a teen. The incident required multiple surgical interventions over four years, completely exhausting her medical benefits. She built C4K putting patients’ individual needs first and understanding the challenges families face in situations like these. Ultimately, research saved his life. This journey inspired much of her calling to ensure children receive the care they need, regardless of their ability to pay. It has also made her a huge proponent for clinical trials, as today’s trials are tomorrow’s best practices.
“I’m humbled by this recognition, knowing that it takes strength, resolve and motivation to translate adversity into something positive,” Logan-Parker said. “I’m the perfect example that some of the greatest community resources come from difficult and life-altering experiences.”
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.