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.

Operating as usual

11/09/2021

Keeping everyone in our community safe and healthy remains a top priority at CFFNM. We've instituted a Safe Event Policy to ensure that you can feel safe and comfortable at all our events - including the upcoming Sweetheart Auction! Learn more at
https://cffnm.org/attend-an-event/our-safe-event-policy/

#safe #healthy #event #eventsafety #hope #santafe #communitysupport #newmexico #togetheragain

Keeping everyone in our community safe and healthy remains a top priority at CFFNM. We've instituted a Safe Event Policy to ensure that you can feel safe and comfortable at all our events - including the upcoming Sweetheart Auction! Learn more at
https://cffnm.org/attend-an-event/our-safe-event-policy/

#safe #healthy #event #eventsafety #hope #santafe #communitysupport #newmexico #togetheragain

11/08/2021

The deadline to donate items for the 2022 Sweetheart Auction is rapidly approaching! Submit your online donation form by December 3, 2021 at https://cffnm.org/items/ and please contact our office with any questions. We so appreciate your support! 💕

#donate #fightcancer #community #BeatCancerTogether #give #santafe #newmexico #hope #donatenow #donatetoday #communitysupport

The deadline to donate items for the 2022 Sweetheart Auction is rapidly approaching! Submit your online donation form by December 3, 2021 at https://cffnm.org/items/ and please contact our office with any questions. We so appreciate your support! 💕

#donate #fightcancer #community #BeatCancerTogether #give #santafe #newmexico #hope #donatenow #donatetoday #communitysupport

10/29/2021

In celebration of Breast Cancer Month, we encourage you to be vigilant about early detection! Conduct self-examinations regularly and carefully, and don't forget to schedule mammograms or other screenings as recommended by your doctor, especially if you missed them in the last year. [Sources: World Cancer Research Fund International, Mayo Clinic]

#CancerWarrior #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #strong #cancersurvior #hope #Cancer #fightcancer

In celebration of Breast Cancer Month, we encourage you to be vigilant about early detection! Conduct self-examinations regularly and carefully, and don't forget to schedule mammograms or other screenings as recommended by your doctor, especially if you missed them in the last year. [Sources: World Cancer Research Fund International, Mayo Clinic]

#CancerWarrior #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #strong #cancersurvior #hope #Cancer #fightcancer

10/28/2021

We are excited to be back again in person for the 17th Annual Sweetheart Auction at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on February 5, 2022. This year we are anticipating more extraordinary auction items, a delicious dinner with drinks and reconnecting with friends old and new! In an effort to make sure that our guests feel safe at this event, we have developed a Safe Event Policy so that our guests can focus on having fun and helping cancer patients! Learn more and reserve your tickets today at https://cffnm.org/attend-an-event/sweetheart-auction/. We can't wait to see you there!

We are excited to be back again in person for the 17th Annual Sweetheart Auction at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on February 5, 2022. This year we are anticipating more extraordinary auction items, a delicious dinner with drinks and reconnecting with friends old and new! In an effort to make sure that our guests feel safe at this event, we have developed a Safe Event Policy so that our guests can focus on having fun and helping cancer patients! Learn more and reserve your tickets today at https://cffnm.org/attend-an-event/sweetheart-auction/. We can't wait to see you there!

10/22/2021

Each year, as a part of the Sweetheart Auction, CFFNM holds a Dream Vacation Raffle! One lucky winner gets to choose from one of six incredible bucket-list travel destinations or a cash payment option. Each trip also includes a $5,000 cash travel allowance for airfare, upgraded hotel accommodations, dining, shopping and more. Learn more and purchase tickets at https://cffnm.org/sweetheart-auction/dream-vacation-raffle/

Each year, as a part of the Sweetheart Auction, CFFNM holds a Dream Vacation Raffle! One lucky winner gets to choose from one of six incredible bucket-list travel destinations or a cash payment option. Each trip also includes a $5,000 cash travel allowance for airfare, upgraded hotel accommodations, dining, shopping and more. Learn more and purchase tickets at https://cffnm.org/sweetheart-auction/dream-vacation-raffle/

10/21/2021

A big thanks goes out to Christian U Tena Almaraz who is raising funds for CFFNM in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout the month of October. Christian's retail store Betty's Fashion & Home Interior is selling a variety of cancer awareness themed t-shirts in both English and Spanish designed by Bad & Dangerous Clothing and Printing. 50% of the proceeds will go to CFFNM to support cancer patients. T-shirts can be purchased at Betty's Fashion & Home Interior store located at 2432 Cerrillos Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 or by calling (505) 471-3656.

A big thanks goes out to Christian U Tena Almaraz who is raising funds for CFFNM in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout the month of October. Christian's retail store Betty's Fashion & Home Interior is selling a variety of cancer awareness themed t-shirts in both English and Spanish designed by Bad & Dangerous Clothing and Printing. 50% of the proceeds will go to CFFNM to support cancer patients. T-shirts can be purchased at Betty's Fashion & Home Interior store located at 2432 Cerrillos Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 or by calling (505) 471-3656.

10/13/2021

Dad and 4-year-old dance for joy

We LOVE success stories! Post your cancer free success photos below and tag your friends that deserve a round of applause for their strength, determination and inspiration throughout their cancer journey. ✨💪💖✨🙌✨

10/11/2021

✨ THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS YEAR’S SUPPER CLUB A HUGE SUCCESS! ✨

🎉 WE’VE RAISED OVER $188,263 AND COUNTING! 🎉

On September 8th, CFFNM staff, board members and many of our dedicated donors joined us again for the Supper Club at The Compound to raise funds for the 10/10 Visionary Fund, our permanently restricted endowment. Due to the pandemic, this was our first in-person fundraiser in over 18 months and it was well worth the wait! The excitement of being back together again was palpable throughout the night.

A BIG THANKS TO CHRISTUS ST. VINCENT OUR EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR FOR THIS EVENT!

Read more about this exciting night:
https://www.cffnm.org/news/9-8-21-the-2021-supper-club-was-a-huge-success/

✨ THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS YEAR’S SUPPER CLUB A HUGE SUCCESS! ✨

🎉 WE’VE RAISED OVER $188,263 AND COUNTING! 🎉

On September 8th, CFFNM staff, board members and many of our dedicated donors joined us again for the Supper Club at The Compound to raise funds for the 10/10 Visionary Fund, our permanently restricted endowment. Due to the pandemic, this was our first in-person fundraiser in over 18 months and it was well worth the wait! The excitement of being back together again was palpable throughout the night.

A BIG THANKS TO CHRISTUS ST. VINCENT OUR EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR FOR THIS EVENT!

Read more about this exciting night:
https://www.cffnm.org/news/9-8-21-the-2021-supper-club-was-a-huge-success/

Help Us Welcome Our New Board Chair Bunny Terry | CFFNM 10/08/2021

Help Us Welcome Our New Board Chair Bunny Terry | CFFNM

✨ MEET OUR NEW BOARD CHAIR BUNNY TERRY! ✨🙌🎉

We are so excited to announce that Bunny Terry has officially taken on the role of Board Chair of the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico's Board of Directors!

Many of you may already know Bunny as a fierce advocate of cancer patients and the author of Lifesaving Gratitude: How Gratitude Helped Me Beat Stage IV Colon Cancer. A native New Mexican, Bunny grew up on a farm in northeastern New Mexico. She was living in Santa Fe in 2012 when she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.

For almost a year, Bunny underwent chemotherapy, and at the end of that time, she had written over 365,000 words from her daily writing practice which she turned into her book, Lifesaving Gratitude. This book is both a story of her survival and a handbook for how gratitude and positivity were indispensable tools in her survival. If there is anyone who understands a cancer patient’s journey, it’s Bunny Terry.

Read more on our blog about Bunny's appointment from our former Board Chair Bud Hamilton.

https://www.cffnm.org/news/help-us-welcome-our-new-board-chair-bunny-terry/

Help Us Welcome Our New Board Chair Bunny Terry | CFFNM In August, our Board Chair Bud Hamilton announced that he would be stepping down from his position on the CFFNM Board of Directors and Vice Chair Bunny ...

08/24/2021

✨ MEET OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VINCE BACA! ✨🙌🎉

Our Board Chair Bud Hamilton has announced that Vincent (Vince) Baca has been appointed Executive Director of Cancer Foundation of New Mexico. In making the announcement, Bud said "We had 5 strong finalist candidates in our Executive Director search. Out of that group Vince was the number one pick of everyone on the search committee. That’s a strong vote of confidence in his capabilities and capacity as we move forward!”

Upon Vince’s appointment, Bunny Terry, our Interim Executive Director and Board Vice Chair, commented “I knew how important a strong, successful, and locally connected Executive Director was for the Foundation. I'm delighted that Vince was the search committee's unanimous choice to move us into an exciting new future while we continue to help our northern New Mexico neighbors get to their life saving cancer treatment.”

Vince has over twenty-five years' of highly successful leadership experience with a number of large, multifaceted not-for-profit organizations and government entities in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts and in New Mexico.

In New Mexico, Vince served as the first Executive Director of the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation helping to establish the Foundation as one of the most influential, impactful and financially successful not-for-profit organizations in the Southwest.

While completing his Master's Degree in Administration, Planning & Social Policy at Harvard University, Vince served as the initial developer of the first coordinated student services program for the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Upon completion of his Bachelor's Degree at UNM, Vince worked as a U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff member on Capitol Hill. There he began what has become his lifelong passion of helping to provide services and assistance to those most in need in his native New Mexico.

In speaking about his new position Vince said "I am truly humbled and quite honored to have been selected to serve in the role as Executive Director for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico. The opportunity to work with such an outstanding staff and exceptional board of directors, for a cause which impacts nearly every New Mexican at one time or another, is gratifying and exciting.”

Vince is a native New Mexican and is the proud father of three incredible kids and three enthusiastic grand-dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, traveling, cooking and reading - as well as exploring new places and meeting new people.

Give us a LIKE to welcome Vince!

✨ MEET OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VINCE BACA! ✨🙌🎉

Our Board Chair Bud Hamilton has announced that Vincent (Vince) Baca has been appointed Executive Director of Cancer Foundation of New Mexico. In making the announcement, Bud said "We had 5 strong finalist candidates in our Executive Director search. Out of that group Vince was the number one pick of everyone on the search committee. That’s a strong vote of confidence in his capabilities and capacity as we move forward!”

Upon Vince’s appointment, Bunny Terry, our Interim Executive Director and Board Vice Chair, commented “I knew how important a strong, successful, and locally connected Executive Director was for the Foundation. I'm delighted that Vince was the search committee's unanimous choice to move us into an exciting new future while we continue to help our northern New Mexico neighbors get to their life saving cancer treatment.”

Vince has over twenty-five years' of highly successful leadership experience with a number of large, multifaceted not-for-profit organizations and government entities in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts and in New Mexico.

In New Mexico, Vince served as the first Executive Director of the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation helping to establish the Foundation as one of the most influential, impactful and financially successful not-for-profit organizations in the Southwest.

While completing his Master's Degree in Administration, Planning & Social Policy at Harvard University, Vince served as the initial developer of the first coordinated student services program for the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Upon completion of his Bachelor's Degree at UNM, Vince worked as a U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff member on Capitol Hill. There he began what has become his lifelong passion of helping to provide services and assistance to those most in need in his native New Mexico.

In speaking about his new position Vince said "I am truly humbled and quite honored to have been selected to serve in the role as Executive Director for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico. The opportunity to work with such an outstanding staff and exceptional board of directors, for a cause which impacts nearly every New Mexican at one time or another, is gratifying and exciting.”

Vince is a native New Mexican and is the proud father of three incredible kids and three enthusiastic grand-dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, traveling, cooking and reading - as well as exploring new places and meeting new people.

Give us a LIKE to welcome Vince!

Timeline Photos 07/30/2021

SAVE THE DATE - February 5, 2022 we'll be back live and in person for the Sweetheart Auction! If you've been in the past you know how fun this event is and the best thing is it supports an amazing cause - helping to save lives in northern New Mexico.

#sweetheartauction #savethedate #backinperson #liveevent #savelives #fightcancer #neighborshelpingneighbors #cffnm

SAVE THE DATE - February 5, 2022 we'll be back live and in person for the Sweetheart Auction! If you've been in the past you know how fun this event is and the best thing is it supports an amazing cause - helping to save lives in northern New Mexico.

#sweetheartauction #savethedate #backinperson #liveevent #savelives #fightcancer #neighborshelpingneighbors #cffnm

Timeline Photos 07/28/2021

Did you know we take used cars as donations? If you have a used car you would rather donate than try to sell we'd love to help you out and you'd help us in our cause to help save lives in northern New Mexico. If you would like to donate a car to us please contact Development Director Bob Ansheles at [email protected]

#donate #donatecar #neighborshelpingneighbors #fightcancer #beatcaner #cancersupport

Did you know we take used cars as donations? If you have a used car you would rather donate than try to sell we'd love to help you out and you'd help us in our cause to help save lives in northern New Mexico. If you would like to donate a car to us please contact Development Director Bob Ansheles at [email protected]

#donate #donatecar #neighborshelpingneighbors #fightcancer #beatcaner #cancersupport

Timeline Photos 07/26/2021

"Joanne was a great facilitator and I received a lot of support from others who had already gone through this journey. I wrote my feelings. I wrote about my emotions. I wrote about my anger. And I wrote to my family and my changing body. I came to realize that I had become a different person than before I got cancer."

-Marizabel Ulibarri, a cancer patient who attended our Write to Heal support group

Learn more about our free support groups by visiting our website today. 💖

#cancersupport #neighborshelpingneighbors #strongertogether #fightcancer #beatcancer #cffnm #santafe

"Joanne was a great facilitator and I received a lot of support from others who had already gone through this journey. I wrote my feelings. I wrote about my emotions. I wrote about my anger. And I wrote to my family and my changing body. I came to realize that I had become a different person than before I got cancer."

-Marizabel Ulibarri, a cancer patient who attended our Write to Heal support group

Learn more about our free support groups by visiting our website today. 💖

#cancersupport #neighborshelpingneighbors #strongertogether #fightcancer #beatcancer #cffnm #santafe

Timeline Photos 07/23/2021

Did you know if you gave a monthly donation of $100 you could provide cancer patients in need with 2 grocery cards a month? Our 'Meals that Heal' program supports cancer patients with nutrition they need while receiving treatment. Visit our website to learn how you can help give grocery cards to patients that need help today.

#neighborshelpingneighbors #mealsthatheal #fightcancer #cancersupport #cffnm #santafe

Did you know if you gave a monthly donation of $100 you could provide cancer patients in need with 2 grocery cards a month? Our 'Meals that Heal' program supports cancer patients with nutrition they need while receiving treatment. Visit our website to learn how you can help give grocery cards to patients that need help today.

#neighborshelpingneighbors #mealsthatheal #fightcancer #cancersupport #cffnm #santafe

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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3005 S Saint Francis Dr Suite 3-B
Santa Fe, NM
87505

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PO Box 5038 Santa Fe, NM, 87502

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