2023 Sweetheart Auction in Santa Fe

A warm thank you to our wonderful friends and supporters for joining us in the celebration of the
Cancer Foundation’s 20th anniversary. What a spectacular night!


Watch the Auction Night Video


Thank you Enterprise Bank for becoming 

Our 2023 Sweetheart Auction Premier Sponsor!


The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico is so pleased to be able to partner with the great folks at Enterprise Bank in making this one-of-a-kind New Mexico event possible to benefit cancer patients and their families. 

Enterprise Bank and the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico both strive each and every day to serve our communities and to make life just that much better for our neighbors. 

We are extremely grateful for this wonderful partnership.

As part of our 20th Anniversary kickoff, the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico is excited to announce the debut of Healing with Heart at the 2023 Sweetheart Auction. The program pairs cancer survivors or current patients with artists in a collaboration intended to produce compelling visual messages of healing and hope.
Below is one of the collaborations that make up this special project.

Beacon of Light

Oil and encaustic on wood, 36.5” x 80.5” x 1.75”
Andrea Bonfils, in collaboration with Marcia Shaffer

Who We Are

The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico (CFFNM) is a local, independent non-profit that was formed in 2003. While we have strong relationships with health care providers, we are a separate, nonprofit entity whose funding goes directly to cancer patients and the support services that we provide:

  • Travel Mileage Reimbursement
  • Overnight Lodging
  • Grocery Cards
  • Support Groups
  • Volunteer Support During Treatment
  • Community Resource Information

2021 Impact


Patient Visits Supported


Travel Miles Reimbursed


Lodging Nights


Grocery Cards

Get Involved

Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates.

Patient Stories


David is a talented drummer, playing in two popular local bands. He also judges Guitar Center’s annual Drum Off. He was recently dignosed with stage IV lung cancer.

Read His Story  


Blueflower is a member of the Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Read Her Story  


Joel is a carpenter from Pojoaque. In May of 2014, he was diagnosed with throat cancer which required seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation.

Read His Story  

Cancer Patients Need Your Help

Many cancer patients throughout Northern New Mexico rely on us for mileage reimbursement, overnight lodging, grocery cards, and support groups. Without access to these important services, many would endure extreme financial hardship, or even forgo treatment all together.

Help ensure that all cancer patients throughout northern New Mexico have access to lifesaving and life-prolonging treatment.

How Else Can You Help?

Make a sustained commitment to cancer patients throughout northern New Mexico by making your gift monthly. Just select, “Show my support by making this a recurring donation” on the donation page.

The 10/10 Visionary fund is a permanently restricted endowment with the goal of raising $10 million in 10 years. Revenue generated by this fund will help ensure we carry out our mission to help save lives for generations to come.

From individual or business event sponsorship to monthly corporate giving, there are many ways to partner with our organization to benefit cancer patients throughout northern New Mexico.

Become a volunteer

We are a volunteer-supported organization and we need your help!

Our Partners

Special thanks to our Strategic Year-Round Partners