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8/21/19: Monthly Giveaways for Cancer Patients!

In coordination with the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico, Julie Ann Chambers (owner of Flawless Permanent Cosmetics & Medi Spa) will donate one permanent cosmetic procedure to a cancer patient undergoing treatment each month.

The “I am My Sister’s Keeper Award” was created by Julie Ann in honor of her sister Diane Chambers, who is a breast cancer survivor. Complications involved with Diane’s cancer treatment resulted in disfigurement and significant scarring, which had a profound affect on her sense of self and well being. Julie Ann was inspired to learn all she could about corrective permanent cosmetics and is now licensed to practice permanent cosmetic procedures in the state of New Mexico.

Beginning in September, monthly winners will be determined by a drawing at the end of each month. To be eligible for the drawings, patients must be undergoing active cancer treatment and must be receiving services through the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico. Patients are permitted to enter the drawings once per month, and may do so each month until they win.

Please contact the Cancer Foundation’s Patient Services Coordinator, Caroline Owen, for more information about monthly drawings – OR – visit Julie Ann Chambers’ website for more information about permanent cosmetics.

8/7/19: CFFNM Welcomes Suzanne Feld to its Board of Directors!

The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico is pleased to announce that Suzanne Feld, MHR, RN, CJCP, has been elected to its Board of Directors. An Albuquerque consultant in healthcare quality and regulatory compliance, Feld has over 38 years experience in healthcare quality and safety. She enthusiastically supports the Cancer Foundation’s mission to help save lives by providing the needed support to enable every northern New Mexican with cancer to access treatment in Santa Fe. 

6/1/19: Save the Date! Supper Club 2019

Save the Date! Supper Club 2019 is Around the Corner.

The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico invites you to the fifth annual Supper Club at the Compound Restaurant. The focus of this event is to raise awareness of our permanently restricted endowment, the 10/10 Visionary Fund and to secure the future of our mission to help save lives.

This year’s guest speaker is Mr. Jock Soto: 

During his acclaimed 24-year career at City Ballet, Mr. Soto had leading roles in numerous works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins.  He also inspired the creation of roles in many new ballets, including Mr. Martins’s  A Schubertiad (1984), Ecstatic Orange (1987), Fearful Symmetries (1990), Jazz (Six Syncopated Movements) (1993), Sinfonia (1993) and Morgen (2001).

Although Mr. Soto retired from dancing in 2005, he returned to the stage in May 2007 to originate the role of Lord Capulet in Peter Martins’s new production of Romeo + Juliet. He staged Jerome Robbins’s Afternoon of a Faun for the Royal Ballet of London in 2006.

Mr. Soto joined SAB’s faculty in 1996.

His passions for both dance and the culinary arts were detailed in his 2011 memoir Every Step You Take (Harper Collins), and he has made many television appearances including PBS and the Food Network.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
5:30 – 9:00 pm

The Compound Restaurant
653 Canyon Rd. in Santa Fe

Tickets $250 per person

This event sells out quickly every year!

For more information, please contact Barbara at (505) 955-7931 x. 1 or barbara@cffnm.org

5/13/19: Hear Two of Our Support Group Leaders on the Richard Eeds Show!

Ronni Levine, LMFT, and Janet Smith, RN, are two of the professional support group leaders at the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico. Hear these wonderfully dedicated women discuss their work with Richard Eeds on KTRC by clicking on the podcast here.

The Cancer Foundation offers several types of support groups in Santa Fe and the Los Alamos area. These are offered for FREE to participants – including patients, caregivers, friends, and family. To view the full list of support groups, schedules, and locations, please visit our Patient Support Groups page.

5/3/19: New Writing Workshop for Cancer Patients & Survivors

Joanne Fay Brown, MSW

Write to Heal

A FREE writing workshop based on (but not limited by) the life-changing diagnosis of cancer

The intent of this group for cancer patients and survivors is that you experience “Expressive Writing” as a way of healing. While writing may not cure, it can heal, according to scientific studies. Writing with others on parallel paths will be our avenue to reclaim our voices, and reconnect with our lives. Everyone is welcome: if you have never written, or if you have always written. The workshop is based on the acclaimed Amherst Writers & Artists method.

Six Tuesdays, June 11 through July 16

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Joanne Fay Brown, MSW, has led Amherst Writers & Artists workshops in Berkeley, Oaxaca, Mexico, and now in Santa Fe. She is a cancer survivor and a Master in Social Work.

Questions? / Registration:

Contact Joanne Brown at (510) 381-1205 or joanne@joannebrown.com – OR –
Patient Services Coordinator Caroline Owen at (505) 955-7931 x 3, caroline@cffnm.org

4/2/19: Announcing New Grief & Recovery Support Group

The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico is pleased to announce a new support group focused on Grief & Recovery for those who have lost a loved one to cancer. 

There is no expiration date on grieving because this process changes and evolves over time. Participants will share, learn, and receive support in a safe space. This group is open to friends, family, and caregivers experiencing grief and loss. 

Support groups are offered at no cost to participants. Grief & Recovery meets every Thursday from 11 am – 12:15 pm at the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico offices.

Facilitated by Ronni Levine, LMFT. To view the full selection of support groups offered by the Cancer Foundation, please click here

Questions? Please call (505) 955-7931 x. 3 or email caroline@cffnm.org.

3/6/19: Thanks to the Santa Fe Community for Another Incredible Sweetheart Auction!

Actress Ali MacGraw poses with winning bidders of a rare Gustov Baumann woodblock & print.

We hope you were among the 850 guests who joined in the fun at the 14th Annual Sweetheart Auction on February 9th. With over 500 items up for bid, the crowd took advantage of the opportunity to raise money for a great cause.

This single event generates more than half of the annual revenue needed to fund the life-critical patient services provided by the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico. As a local, independent nonprofit, all money raised stays in New Mexico to assist New Mexican cancer patients.

This event is a success thanks to the months of work and commitment of hundreds of volunteers and the support of auction item donors, sponsors, and the guests who attend. Their efforts to raise this money will allow us to continue to deliver on our promise that no qualified New Mexican cancer patient is ever turned away from our services.

1/12/19: In Memory of Donald Meyer

Donald Aaron Meyer, a retired attorney, community leader and longtime member of the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico Board of Directors, passed away on January 8, 2019, with his wife Barbara by his side.

Donald was well known throughout Santa Fe for the many community initiatives he enthusiastically supported. In addition to his dedication to the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico and the patients it supports, Donald served as Vice President of the Santa Fe Railroad Corporation, and in roles with SITE Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Arts commission, WESTAF and many other organizations both in Santa Fe and in New Orleans, LA, where he practiced law for many years.

A service to honor Donald’s life will be held Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm at Rivera Memorial Gardens, 417 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, with a celebration of Donald’s life at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico at PO Box 5038, Santa Fe NM 87502 or online at www. cffnm.org.

11/27/18: Help Us Provide 50 Grocery Cards to Cancer Patients this Holiday Season!

Volunteers at the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico hold “Unselfie” signs which tell why they give to the organization. Reasons include, “We help sooooo many families!” and “There’s a real need and CFFNM makes a difference.”

Donate Today and We’ll Add Your Special Someone to Our Honor Roll. 

We’re working to raise $2,500 to provide 50 grocery cards to cancer patients and their families this holiday season.

Donors will have the opportunity to list a special someone under the Honor Roll section of our website: a friend, family member, beloved pet, or even a healthcare provider.

What better way to honor a loved one who has been affected by cancer than to support others who are involved in the fight? Your support makes an incredible difference to those who receive our services.

Support a cancer patient in need this holiday season.

Thank you to our friends and neighbors for supporting the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico and the local Santa Fe nonprofit community!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/6/18: Imagine You Couldn’t Afford to Drive to Cancer Treatment


Imagine You or Someone You Love Couldn’t Afford to Drive to Cancer Treatment

The financial and emotional stress of a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. And sadly, in New Mexico, there are many people who are financially unable to start and complete their required cancer treatment. We’re working to ease this burden for New Mexicans by providing non-medical support that ensures access to treatment in Santa Fe.

Together, we supported more than 24,000 patient visits last year. This record number is an increase of 14% over 21,000 patient visits the year before. Your commitment to our mission is vital. Every mileage reimbursement check, hotel accommodation near the treatment center, grocery card, and support group we provide eases the path forward for a cancer patient and their family.

Imagine how Your Donation can Help Save Lives in the Battle Against Cancer

With your donation, you can honor a special person involved in the battle against cancer on the HONOR ROLL, which will be featured on our website through Feb. 28, 2019.

You may make a donation “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of” a patient, healthcare professional, volunteer or anyone you wish. Click the Honor Roll image below to DONATE.