The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation celebrated the opening of Nevada’s first in-clinic education center for pediatric cancer patients Thursday morning.
Janie’s Classroom, which opened last month, is devoted to helping young patients keep up with their schooling while they’re receiving treatment at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, a Summerlin nonprofit dedicated to research and treatment of childhood cancer. The Agassi Foundation funded the project.
The classroom is named after Janie Bordinhao, a teacher who died of cancer in January 2019 at age 26. Her mother, Ellen Bordinhao, played a major role in making the center happen.
“It’s up to those who bear her memory to keep her goodness alive and, as Janie’s mother, this is a responsibility that gives meaning to my life,” she said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning at the foundation, at One Breakthrough Way.
She said her daughter grew