Friday, May 13, 2011

Wine for a Cause - June 11th in Santa Fe

"Wine for a Cause," an annual food and wine culture event to benefit the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). Hosted by Chef Rocky Durham and Sommelier Mark Johnson with live music by the Cuban street band Savor. Wine for a Cause begins at St. Francis Hotel in Santa Fe, Saturday, June 11 at 4:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy hors d' oeuvres and wines from Pine Ridge, Fess Parker, Chamisal and Parker Station among others. Among some of the items this event will feature are a wine walk through downtown Santa Fe with wine tastings at various locations as well as live and silent auctions featuring fine wines, travel and culinary packages. This is a volunteer driven community event. For more info or tickets, please call 505-262-6019 or visit .

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2011 Santa Fe Spring Gala

The American Cancer Society 2011 Spring Gala

La Vita Nuova~

The New Life

Saturday, May 14, 2011

La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM

An evening of Italian delights benefitting the lifesaving programs

of the American Cancer Society

for more information and to buy tickets.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

American Cancer Society Offers Scholarships to Cancer Survivors

Young cancer survivors eligible for $2,500 towards education

There are very few times in a person's life more traumatic than the day they hear the words: "You have cancer." In an instant, their lives turn upside down and they are faced with a myriad of decisions, questions and fears.

Now imagine hearing those words and being a young child whose only concerns should be too much homework or when they can play with their friends.

For those young people who have gone through the trauma of a cancer diagnosis, the American Cancer Society has developed a program that will take some of the concern from their shoulders as they approach the college years. The Society's Cancer Survivor College Scholarship Program is designed to help students who have been diagnosed with cancer pay for part of their tuition.

The Cancer Survivor College Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance for young cancer survivors as they pursue their post secondary education. The possible lifetime award is up to $10,000 per student, offered in increments of $2,500 per academic year. Applications from qualified New Mexico students are being accepted now through Feb. 25, 2011. Applications packets can be obtained by calling 866-500-3272 or 1-800-ACS-2345.

The scholarships may be used for enrollment and attendance tuition, fees, and books required for course instruction at an accredited college, university, community college, or vocational/technical school.

To be eligible to apply for the scholarships, the students must be cancer survivors diagnosed before the age of 21 and be age 25 or younger at the time of submitting the application, graduating from high school and/or continuing college in the upcoming school year, a U.S. citizen and resident of New Mexico, have a 2.5 GPA, and will be a full time student. If selected to receive a scholarship, the money will be awarded in May, 2011. Past scholarship winners need to reapply for the scholarship each year.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

NFL and American Cancer Society Team Up For ‘A Crucial Catch’

As the nation marks the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Cancer Society is joining the National Football League (NFL) and its owners and players with a breast cancer screening campaign, called “A Crucial Catch: Annual Screening Saves Lives.” This campaign reminds women 40 and older about the importance of getting a mammogram and clinical breast exam every year to find breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage.
Throughout October, NFL games will feature team owners, players, coaches and officials wearing pink game apparel to raise awareness for the campaign. Apparel worn at games by players and coaches and special footballs and pink coins will be auctioned off at NFL Auction, with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society and team charities.
This campaign also involves participation from Society volunteers and breast cancer survivors on a local level with the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walk. This non-competitive event unites entire communities to celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate people about how to reduce their breast cancer risk or find the disease early, and raise funds to help fight the disease.
Additionally, the Society’s advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), is participating in the Crucial Catch campaign by encouraging Congress to allocate more funding for cancer research, which will lead to a better understanding of breast cancer, the importance of early detection and treatment, as well as patient care. As Congress determines cancer research funding, ACS CAN and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer advocates are asking elected officials to use their role to make a difference and help to save more lives by maintaining and increasing funding for cancer research.
This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), a lifesaving program that enables uninsured low-income women to receive free early detection tests for breast and cervical cancer. Unfortunately, the program’s current funding level only allows fewer than one in five eligible women to be tested. Greater funding of this program will permit more detection and help to save more lives, building upon the more than eight million screening exams that have already been completed.
More than 2.5 million Americans who are surviving breast cancer will celebrate a birthday this year thanks to the American Cancer Society and supporters like the NFL who are helping save lives. Fans can visit to learn more about reducing their risk of breast cancer and scheduling an early detection exam.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Santa Fe is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Since 1993, nearly 6 million walkers have raised more than $400 million through the American Cancer Society Making Strides events. Last year, almost 700,000 walkers across the country collected over $60 million to help create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.

Join us for an inspiring event to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about the disease, and to help save lives. With every step you take, you'll be giving people facing breast cancer more candles to light.

Oct 9 - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Santa Fe, NM at Villa Linda Park, Arroyo de los Chamisos

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is as unique and special as the stories that motivate each of our dedicated walkers, donors and volunteers. Every step that we take is personal and each donation helps save lives. Making Strides walks are non-competitive and three to five miles in length. There are many ways you can get involved. Just register to participate and then:
  • Start your own team
  • Join an existing team
  • Participate as an individual walker
  • Volunteer to help with walker check-in, refreshments, registration
  • Show your support by donating to a participant or the event

  • If you are outside of New Mexico, you can still find an event near you and join us. Strides events take place all across the nation.

    One of the ways the American Cancer Society is saving lives is by finding cures through groundbreaking research. The Society invests more in breast cancer research than in any other cancer type. Society-funded research has led to the discovery of lifesaving breast cancer treatments, including Tamoxifen and Herceptin. To learn more about Making Strides and how the dollars raised are making a difference, visit and you can also read about the History of Making Strides. Thanks for your participation and support!

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    2nd annual Bark For Life helps take a bite out of cancer

    The 2010 Bark For Life of Albuquerque was held Saturday, August 21, at Jerry Cline Park near I-40 and Louisiana. Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.

    This year about 80 dogs of all sizes and breeds joined the fight and participants and sponsors helped raise about $10,000 for cancer research and programs. The event included a mass walk around the park, contests, and booths for the dogs and the owners to enjoy.

    Tasha Serna-Gallegos, a multi-year winner of the Society's Young Cancer Survivor College Scholarship addressed the crowd with her dog Duke. Tasha a leukemia cancer survivor credits Duke with helping her through the diagnosis and treatment. Some canine cancer survivors also joined the event as well.

    Christie Anderson, former Society staffer and one of the people who helped put together the initial Bark For Life before retiring, was the top individual fundraiser this year. Some great sponsors also helped make the event a success such as: VCA Animal Hospitals, University of Phoenix, Canine Country Club & Feline Inn, Clark's Pet Emporium, Camp Bow Wow, Tony Lynn's Caring Paws Doggie Day Care, and Three Dog Bakery. Media sponsors 100.3 The Peak and Lite 95.1 of Clear Channel Radio helped get the word out and a small group of volunteers added some final touches to make the event a "howling" success.

    2010 Climb to Conquer Cancer

    The American Cancer Society in New Mexico held it's fourth annual Climb to Conquer Cancer event Saturday, August 21, to honor cancer survivors, remember those we've lost to cancer, and raise funds for cancer research and programs.

    Climb to Conquer Cancer is a unique, non-competitive event to the Western states and is meant to represent the challenge of overcoming cancer. Those that complete the climb can proudly say "I made it to the top."

    Taking on the challenge of elevation and going uphill about 260 participants of all ages and backgrounds walked, ran, or biked the 6.5 miles up the Sandia Crest Byway to the summit at 10,678 feet.

    The event raised $20,000 for cancer research and programs. Many thanks to Corporate Sponsors: UPS and IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters), In-Kind Sponsors: Stone Age Climbing Gym, REI, and Defined Fitness and Media Sponsor: 94 Rock KZRR of Clear Channel Radio. Also thanks to the St. Pius Girls Soccer team for volunteering and all the many others who helped with the event.