Our mission is to provide non-medical support to patients with cancer receiving treatment in Santa Fe and to promote programs for early cancer detection in Northern New Mexico.
The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico (CFFNM) was formed in 2003 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our services ease the financial, physiological and emotional needs of cancer patients and their families.
Our patients travel from all parts of Northern New Mexico to Santa Fe to receive medical treatments. And while medical care may be covered by health insurance, we help those that do not have the resources to pay for transportation, lodging and meals when treatments are administered over a period of days or weeks. For patients meeting CFFNM financial eligibility guidelines, we will provide mile-for-mile reimbursement for travel and hotel accommodations as appropriate, along with grocery vouchers.
January 1,2011 through September 31, 2011 Services Provided:
· 197,802 miles reimbursed to patients traveling from Taos, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Mora, Santa Fe, Sandoval, and Los Alamos counties;
· 278 nights lodging at the Santa Fe Suites paid for by the Foundation;
· 343 grocery cards distributed to patients for use at Albertson’s
Other Foundation Services
· Weekly support groups for cancer patients, caregivers, and their families who need information and emotional support.
· A trained cadre of volunteers, many of whom are cancer survivors, is present daily to provide one-on-one support during treatment.
· Spanish speaking volunteers to interpret during diagnostic exams and treatment.
· Nutritious snacks for patients and families during chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
· Information on available community resources.
The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico relies on the generosity of businesses and individuals in local communities as its major source of support. All funds remain local to assist people from Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico.
490-A West Zia Road
Eileen Berry, Development Director
Caroline Owen, Patient Services/Volunteer Coordinator