Cancer Foundation for New Mexico

Cancer Foundation for New Mexico

We provide patient support services to remove financial barriers to access cancer treatment. We are a local, independent nonprofit that helps cancer patients throughout Northern New Mexico access treatment in Santa Fe.

We provide financial support related to travel expenses including gas mileage reimbursement, hotel stays, and grocery gift cards. We also offer support groups for patients and caregivers at no cost, bi-lingual volunteer services, and educational materials. To date, no patient who qualifies for our help is turned away. In 2017, we supported more than 21,000 patient visits.

The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico (CFFNM) is a local, independent non-profit organization formed in 2003 whose mission is to help save lives by providing the needed support to enable every northern New Mexican with cancer to access treatment in Santa Fe. We assist by underwriting travel, housing and meal expenses associated with prescribed treatment. Additionally, we address the need for emotional support by providing free weekly cancer support groups for patients, their families and caregivers. We supply trained volunteer support during treatment, and also offer Spanish speaking interpreters during diagnostic procedures.

Mission: To help saves lives by providing the needed support to enable every northern New Mexican with cancer to access treatment in Santa Fe.

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Impact of Sweetheart Auction Sponsorships

During the holidays, the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico expresses its appreciation to key sponsors for the 2021 Sweetheart Auction. Business and Individual sponsorships provide the underpinning for CFFNM’s spectacular annual event and make the fundraising success of the Sweetheart Auction possible.

Let’s hear from Development Director Bob Ansheles as he shares his perspective on what distinguishes the nonprofit Cancer Foundation for New Mexico from other charities, and why its mission “to help save lives by providing the needed support to enable every northern New Mexican to access treatment in Santa Fe” is so important.

May Hanukkah's festival of lights continue to illuminate your days

This year, the dedication of the Sheriff’s office to the No-Shave November campaign has been extraordinary. We thank them for going above and beyond past efforts, especially during the pandemic.

No-Shave November is a month-long movement during which participants stop shaving in order to raise awareness about the cancer journey. In contrast to the hair loss many cancer patients experience, the Sheriffs let their hair grow wild and free. They put down their razors for 30 days and donate their monthly hair-maintenance expenses to CFFNM to help save lives. In this grassroots campaign, 140 friends, neighbors, and family members contributed to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s fund drive, totaling $5,836.27.

Santa Fe County Sheriff

#NoShaveNovember #CancerAwareness #SantaFe #santafecountysheriff

Thank you for your Giving Tuesday donations to our Annual Care Campaign! ✨ There’s still time to donate at the link in the comments below. 2020 has been a crazy year full of many ups and downs for communities across the world. We are amazed at how our donors have continued to step up and support cancer patients here in New Mexico during such an unprecedented year. Many cancer patients rely on us now more than ever to get access to cancer treatment. Debra Mondragon (pictured here) is a perfect example. We are so grateful to be a part of this powerful community that saves lives. Please join us. ❤️

#GivingTuesday #Cancer #CFFNM #CancerAwareness #HelpSaveLives #SantaFe #NewMexico #CancerSurvivors #CancerCaregivers #CancerRecovery #HowToSantaFe

Cancer Patient Marizabel Ulibarri's Heartfelt Message on Giving Tuesday

“Created in 2012, GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world.”

Every day in Santa Fe, the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico helps save lives by providing the needed support to enable every northern New Mexican with cancer to access treatment in Santa Fe.

This aid comes in the form of:
💖 mileage reimbursement to cover travel to and from Santa Fe’s cancer treatment center
💖 grocery cards to enable patients to eat nutritionally
💖 lodging in Santa Fe when treatment occurs over successive days
💖 free professionally-facilitated support groups
💖 emergency funds to address exceptional needs

The Pew Research Center reports that “nearly half of U.S. adults with lower incomes have had trouble paying their bills since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.” Add the debilitating effect of cancer into the mix with the resulting illness-related employment disruption, and we have a perfect storm.

Simply put: the demand for Cancer Foundation for New Mexico assistance is greater now than ever before.

Let’s take a moment to hear from cancer patient Marizabel Ulibarri on how the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico met her needs when her ability to work was compromised due to her illness.

🌟 In honor of Giving Tuesday, please share this with your friends who have been touched by cancer. Please consider donating to our Annual Care Campaign along with people around the world who are supporting their favorite charities on this very special Giving Tuesday. (Donate below at the link in the comments). 🌟

#GivingTuesday is right around the corner! Please consider supporting our Annual Care Campaign this upcoming Tuesday. If you've ever wondered how we support Northern New Mexico's cancer patients take a look at these graphs that break down our sources of income, expenses and how we allocate to our programs and patients.

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for all of your support!

Gratitude

'I feel that there are little angels that come into my life that remind me of just how precious life is' - Paula Martinez speaking from her heart. It's stories like these that fill our hearts with gratitude to be able to help during these difficult times.

Halfway through the month and these beards are coming in strong 💪 Shoutout to Dep. Pat Ficke, Major Gabe Gonzalez and Cpl. Chris Valencia for representing 'No Shave November' for CFFNM. Follow along to see the progress 🧔 #noshavenovember #santafesheriffsdepartment Santa Fe County Sheriff

You may have seen some Sweetheart Auction items coming in and posted to our 'stories' and it's thanks to our Vice Chair of the board of directors Bunny Terry. Check out her latest blog post at ilovenewmexcoblog.com where she goes more in depth about her cancer journey and what inspires her to support our mission and the Sweetheart Auction.

Thank you to the Santa Fe Community Foundation for their continued support. #together

COVID-19 Response Fund Grantee Spotlight
Cancer Foundation for New Mexico - "Cancer never takes a break, even during COVID-19. Fortunately, no cancer patient who qualifies for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico’s services has ever been turned away. During this crucial time, CFFNM has raised funds for medically-approved masks for cancer patients & their caregivers and has distributed grocery cards to low-income cancer patients and their families. Eating healthy, nutritious food is critical during cancer treatment, but is often an overwhelming financial barrier for low-income cancer patients. Due to the current health crisis there has been a sharp increase in demand for these grocery cards which CFFNM has stepped forward to provide."

#Nonprofit #Together #WeWillGetThroughThis #SFCF #SantaFeCommunityFoundation #CommunityFoundation #COVID19ResponseFund #COVID19Relief #NonprofitSupport #CFFNM #helpsavelives #livingwithcancer

In honor of Veteran's Day, we want to pay tribute to our Veterans and those in active service. One of the cancer patients we have served is US Army Veteran, Bradley Deet seen here using his grocery cards to stock up on nutritious food while he was undergoing cancer treatment here in Santa Fe. To all the Veterans and those in active service, we are grateful for your service and dedication!

Artist Clare Villa of Alcalde, New Mexico has dedicated half of the proceeds of the sales of her Ruth Bader Ginsburg retablo to the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico. The retablo was created in honor of the Supreme Court Justice’s valiant struggle against cancer.

In describing the retablo, Clare Villa emphasizes the Justice’s ‘collar of dissent;’ here designed in the style our beloved New Mexico. “It seemed appropriate for her image to memorialize a genre of folk art particular to the region around Santa Fe, where she delighted in visiting annually.”

The artist continues, “the red border is in memory of the miles of red drapery in the Supreme Court chamber, which I had admired several years ago when I was part of a family contingent watching my daughter, Virginia Villa, argue a case before the Supreme Court. It was an awe-inspiring privilege to see the famous RBG and her cohort in their own milieu.”

The retablo may be found on Clare Villa’s Etsy website, and will also be available in the upcoming Sweetheart Auction.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/875901425/rbg-the-notorious-ruth-bader-ginsburg?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=clare+villa&ref=sr_gallery-1-2&organic_search_click=1&bes=1

I love New Mexico

With heavy hearts we mourn the loss of Baron Wolman, a tremendous supporter of the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico over the years.

The world lost an icon recently, a New Mexico face that just happened to live down the road from me. What a great guy Baron Wolman was! http://www.ilovenewmexicoblog.com/celebrating-baron-wolman/ #baronwolman #newmexicofaces #newmexicoicons #newmexicocelebrities #newmexico #ilovenewmexicoblog #ilovenewmexico #rollingstonemagazine #janisjoplin #bobdylan #santafecelebrity #rockandrollhalloffame #jimihendrix #ericclapton #creedenceclearwater #johnnycash #graceslick

It's that time of year! We're so excited that the Santa Fe County Sheriff is doing a 'No Shave November' for us again this year. They will be growing out their beards all month and raising money while they do it. Stay tuned to our page to see their progress all month long. For more information and to donate visit https://www.cffnm.org/news/santa-fe-county-sheriffs-deputies-raise-money-for-cancer-patients-2nd-year/ #NoShaveNovember #HelpSaveLives #SantaFeCountySheriff #CancerAwareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Photographer Susan Boe is no stranger to the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico, or to the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center. In addition to being treated there herself, in 2008 she mounted a photography exhibit in the lobby of the Cancer Center. The images were focused on breast cancer survivors. Five years after her initial photos, she re-photographed a number of the women.

Her beautiful slide show is a tribute to these courageous women, and inspires us all during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thank you Susan!

#breastcancerawarenessmonth

THANK YOU for your support of The Supper Club: At Home, our first virtual event! Your donations allow us to continue to help cancer patients year after year, even during the most unexpected of years. We are so grateful to our donors!

Last Chance to Watch The Supper Club: At Home! This video disappears forever tonight at 11:59pm Mountain Time!

Help us reach our goal and SHARE with your friends.

Did you miss The Supper Club: At Home last weekend? There's still an opportunity to watch this amazing event. These exclusive performances and patient stories will be available until 11:59pm MT this Sunday. Help us reach our goal to continue offering support services to cancer patients long into the future. Please SHARE this with anyone who has been touched by cancer so they don't miss out on this powerful video.

Only ONE Hour away from the start of The Supper Club: At Home kickoff at 6pm at www.CFFNM.org

Join Bud Hamilton, Cancer Foundation for New Mexico Board Chair, and his wife Valerie as they share their personal journey with cancer and show how it has shaped their lives and inspired them to help other cancer patients.

The Supper Club: At Home is full of inspiring stories and will show you how even the smallest effort can have the biggest impact on the lives of cancer patients in New Mexico. You don't have to be a doctor or a nurse in order to save lives. You can tune in tonight at 6pm. We're all in this together.

Raise a glass tonight with us to honor our recently retired Executive Director Corrine Collins as we dedicate The Supper Club: At Home virtual event to Corinne in recognition of her long and distinguished tenure.

Big thanks to our Lavender Sponsor, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. They have developed The Supper Club: At Home Signature Cocktail for this exciting occasion tonight.

SHARE this post with friends you are planning on toasting with tonight!

The Supper Club: At Home Signature Cocktail:

Mix up a batch of Bar Campo’s popular 'Lavender 99' cocktail: combine sparkling wine, gin and lemon juice with a splash of Lavender Simple Syrup (Los Poblanos hand-crafted simple syrup made with pure cane sugar and organic lavender). Cheers!

Lavender ‘99
1.5 oz. Wheeler’s Gin
1.0 oz. Rothman Creme de Violette
0.5 oz. Lavender Simple Syrup
0.5 oz. Lemon Juice

Float with a light pour of Domaine Saint Vincent Brut Champagne. Add ice to stemless wine glass, garnish with lemon twist and lavender sprig.

Every donor will receive an expression of our appreciation that captures the essence of a New Mexico culinary event donated by Lavender Sponsor: Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.

Join internationally-acclaimed singing actress Patricia Racette and Beth Clayton, musician and integrative performance coach, as they welcome viewers into their stunning Santa Fe home as part of The Supper Club: At Home.

Tune in TONIGHT at 6pm as this dynamic duo kicks-off our annual September fundraiser with an exclusive and heartfelt performance.

SHARE this post with all of your opera friends so they don’t miss out on this intimate performance with this phenomenal vocalist!

Patricia Racette has been heralded a preeminent singing actress of our time. She has built and sustained an evolving career in the most acclaimed opera houses and concert stages of the world for over thirty years and continues to not only sustain her passion for this art form but also expand it to broader arenas as both stage director and master teacher.

An internationally recognized artist herself, she has sung leading roles at the major houses of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera House, La Scala, Paris Opera, Teatro Liceu, Teatro Real, Bayerische Staatsoper, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Canadian Opera Company, Ravinia Festival, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, and San Diego Opera. She established herself as a great interpreter of Janáček and Puccini, gaining particular acclaim for her portrayals of not only the title roles of Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Jenufa, Kátya Kabanová, and all three lead soprano roles in Il Trittico but also continues to make her mark in repertory expansion to include triumphant portrayals of Strauss’s Salome, Minnie in La Fancuilla del West, Katerina in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Elle in La Voix Humaine, and Kostelnicka in Jenufa. She also made her mark on The Met: Live in HD series as both leading lady in Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Pagliacci, and Peter Grimes as well as appearing as a favorite host for multiple other productions and outreach programs.

Happy Rosh Hashanah! Wishing our Jewish patrons a sweet passing into the New Year. ✨💖✨

Our Volunteers Help Us Save Lives - Obie's Story

In this video, John “Obie” Oberhausen - Licensed Oncology Massage Therapist, Volunteer, and Cancer Patient - shares an amazing story about a patient who felt that the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico had saved her life. 💖

✨ Obie is one of our most devoted volunteers. Having experienced the Cancer Care center as both a volunteer AND a patient he shares a unique perspective on the work that we do every day for cancer patients. Every year more than 100 volunteers give their time, energy, and talent to support the efforts of the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico. Simply put, we could not fulfill the organization’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” without them.

When we’re not in a pandemic, the volunteers provide essential patient hospitality in the chemotherapy suite at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. Additionally, they assist with fundraising events such as the annual Sweetheart Auction, assemble and deliver holiday baskets for patients, and help out here-and-there in the office. Many of the volunteers are cancer survivors themselves - they put the “Caring” into our logo byline of “Local, Independent, and Caring!”

✨ During The Supper Club: At Home virtual event on Sunday evening,
September 20, 2020 at 6pm, we will hear from several volunteers about their experiences. Featured are Valerie Hamilton, William “Mac” McIntosh, and John “Obie” Oberhausen.

Would you consider SHARING this post with your friends who have had loved ones affected by cancer? We're all in this together. 💖

#CFFNM #SupperClub #newmexicolove #ilovenewmexico #santafenewmexico #strongerthancancer #cancersurvivor #beatcancer #cancerwarrior #fightagainstcancertogether #lifeaftercancer #payitforward #savelives

Check out this sweet snapshot of Bunny Terry Keller Williams Santa Fe Homes, our CFFNM Board Vice Chair. Sandra Claymore at Waterstone Mortgage NMLS #492523 a Lavender Supper Club: At Home Sponsor and Jock Soto, Retired Principal Dancer at the New York City Ballet. This was taken at one of our Supper Club fundraisers held at the Compound in previous years. Everyone had so much fun! Even though we are unable to be together in person this year, we are planning to have just as much fun this year gathering together remotely to watch this extraordinary online event “At Home”.

Both Bunny and Jock tell their moving stories about their cancer journey in New Mexico and their experience with the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico.

“It was really incredible to see how much they can do to make you feel so much better in every sense of the way, from even walking into the door. You’re taken care of 150%. It’s incredible,” says Jock speaking about his cancer treatment. Hear his story at The Supper Club: At Home on Sunday, Sept 20th.

#CFFNM #SupperClub #JockSoto #newyorkcityballet #nycb #ballet #cancersurvivor #cancer #stage4cancer #balletdancers #balletlovers #howtosantafe #santafelife #newmexicolife #ilovenewmexico

Our Story

The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico (CFFNM) is a local, independent non-profit organization formed in 2003 whose mission is to help save lives by providing the needed support to enable every northern New Mexican with cancer to access treatment in Santa Fe. We provide a full range of support services, including mileage reimbursement, hotel lodging, and grocery gift cards to cancer patients receiving treatment in Santa Fe. To date, no qualified patient has ever been turned away. We provide other critical services to all cancer patients, regardless of financial need, including weekly professionally-led support groups for cancer patients, caregivers, and families; trained volunteers who provide support during treatment; Spanish-speaking volunteers to interpret; and information on available community resources.

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Videos (show all)

Impact of Sweetheart Auction Sponsorships
Cancer Patient Marizabel Ulibarri's Heartfelt Message on Giving Tuesday
Gratitude
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Our Volunteers Help Us Save Lives - Obie's Story
Inspiring Patient Stories at The Supper Club: At Home
2020 Live Auction Item: African Safari Experience with Africa Calls
Secret Bid Item: Vermejo Park Ranch, A Ted Turner Reserve: 3-Nights Accommodations For 4 People
Sealed Bid Item: Dinner with Ken Burns for you & a friend
Silent Auction Item: Baron Wolman Celebrity Dinner for Eight

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