Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Nevada’s only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center, recently announced the Tony and Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation presented an unrestricted $40,000 grant to support its clinical research department. This marks the first grant the 501(c)3 foundation has received that is specific to its research efforts.
Cure 4 The Kids will use this grant to fund ongoing clinical trials and research. Currently, the foundation has more than 40 active studies related to hematology, oncology and rare diseases and disorders.
“On behalf of our organization and the families this grant will help, we extend our deepest gratitude to Dr. Anthony Marlon and his foundation for this generous gift,” said Annette Logan, Founder and CEO of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the infrastructure Dr. Marlon created for the medical community in Southern Nevada.”
Dr. Marlon, President of the Tony and Renee Marlon Foundation, has played a vital role in the development and innovation of the Southern Nevada healthcare industry. Marlon founded Sierra Health Services, Inc. (Sierra), a publicly-traded diversified healthcare company, which was comprised of several medical-related subsidiaries including Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Nevada’s largest health maintenance organization (HMO).
Dr. Marlon spearheaded Sierra’s operations and growth for 25 years. At its peak, Sierra had over 7,000 employees and $4 billion in revenue. Sierra was sold to UnitedHealthcare in 2008. Prior to Sierra, he founded Southwest Medical Associates, Nevada’s largest medical group, which now offers patients more than 450 local healthcare providers throughout Southern Nevada.
Cure 4 The Kids is a nonprofit medical treatment center accredited by The Joint Commission, and it offers services to all patients regardless of financial limitations.