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Nevada Cancer Institute Receives $25,000 from RC Willey’s "Think Pink" Campaign

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Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) announced that it received a generous donation from RC Willey in honor of its “Think Pink” campaign during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Recently, RC Willey’s Summerlin store manager Jeff Glover and Henderson store manager Brad Miller presented NVCI with a $25,000 check, with all of the money benefitting cancer treatment and ground-breaking research at NVCI.

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and also is one of the leading causes of cancer death among women of all races,” said Dr. John Ruckdeschel, director and CEO of NVCI. “Contributions from companies like RC Willey are crucial to NVCI’s mission to eradicate this deadly disease through pioneering treatment and research. We’re incredibly appreciative of this generous gift.”

In addition to raising money, NVCI and RC Willey encouraged employees and community members to learn more about cancer prevention, screenings, treatment and support for all types of cancer. RC Willey’s website provided customers an opportunity to pledge to “Think Pink”; it had more than 1,800 people commit to improve their lives and health.

NVCI staff and volunteers provided helpful cancer information to the Las Vegas and Henderson RC Willey stores. Outreach and education staff members also educated RC Willey employees on cancer awareness and prevention at a health fair in conjunction with the partnership.

Each RC Willey store location had free cancer awareness meetings and 'Think Pink' bracelets for customers.

“RC Willey is committed to improving the communities where we work and live,” said Jeff Glover, the RC Willey Summerlin store manager. “Sharing our resources by giving back to these communities is both a responsibility and a privilege.”

Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, RC Willey made donations to support cancer research, treatment and prevention at the primary cancer research and treatment centers in each of its markets.

About Nevada Cancer Institute: Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) is the official cancer institute for Nevada, headquartered in Las Vegas.  A nonprofit organization, NVCI is committed to reducing the burden of cancer by pursuing the development of a comprehensive cancer center as defined by the National Cancer Institute. Through the knowledge and expertise of its scientists, clinicians, educators and caregivers, the Institute provides hope to communities in Nevada and throughout the Southwest.  NVCI combines the best in research, education, early detection, prevention and high-quality patient care to help each patient in their battle against cancer.  Interdisciplinary teams focus on providing optimal treatment for patients by having all of the specialists that might be involved in a patient’s case review the data before a course of action is planned. NVCI has three locations:  the main treatment and research center in Summerlin, a cancer treatment center at University Medical Center and a consultation clinic in Henderson.  For more information, visit www.nevadacancerinstitute.org or call (702) 822-LIFE.


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