Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (Comprehensive) this week donated 10,000 sunscreen packets to the Cashman Isolation-Quarantine Complex (ISO-Q), a joint project of the city of Las Vegas and Clark County to safely house and treat the valley’s homeless population who have contracted the coronavirus. The sunscreen packets will be used by staff, volunteers and patients at the ISO-Q, a partially outdoor facility.
Comprehensive, which has provided free sunscreen through a number of community partnerships over the past few years, is committed to preserving the health and well-being of the Las Vegas community through a proactive approach to mitigate sun exposure and prevent unnecessary skin conditions, including melanoma and skin cancer.
“We can think of no better recipient of these sunscreen packets than those being treated at the ISO-Q, along with those who are working tirelessly to care for them,” said Comprehensive’s chief executive officer, Jon Bilstein. “Skin protection, while easy with proper use of sunscreen, is often out of reach of many. We appreciate the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE reaching out to Comprehensive to give us this opportunity to help.”
The donation, secured through the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, is the result of the organization’s efforts to coordinate and secure donations of cash and essential items needed to combat the coronavirus in our community. To date, the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE has secured many sizable and impactful donations of essential and critical items from numerous corporate and individual donors for use at the ISO-Q. Among these donations are blankets, towels, and sheets by the thousands; soap, toothpaste and other personal hygiene items by the scores; pallets of water by the hundreds; Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, masks and gowns; medical equipment and supplies; and hundreds of hot meals and coffee delivered almost daily.