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New Mexico Department of Health
November 30, 1939 - March 29, 2021
The world lost a magnificent soul on Monday, March 29, 2021. Sandy Ginsburg was a true superhero -- an indomitable fighter, devoted wife, mother, beloved friend, and community stalwart. She tackled life with unbounded energy and enthusiasm and, at every turn, sought to make the world a better, more beautiful place. Despite being dealt a cruel hand - losing her mother to breast cancer at age 13, and later, as an adult, being diagnosed with breast cancer multiple times, as well as leukemia and bladder cancer, she nonetheless persevered and achieved incredible success both personally and in the community.
"Our community is forever impacted by the beautiful gift Sandy gave of herself and the time she gave to build People Living Through Cancer and Cancer Support Now."
"She was such a special lady, amazing she lived as long as she did, but would seem to speak to her strength. She was a class act."
"Sandy was a loyal friend and supporter to the Cancer Survivorship movement in New Mexico ever since her first diagnosis, decades ago. She was quick to offer support, care, comfort or anything she could possibly do to ease the suffering of a friend or fellow survivor. She was very much loved."
Seeking Bilingual Spanish Speakers for Peer Support
Interested in helping other people with cancer? We're looking for bilingual Spanish speakers to offer telephone peer support for people looking for help dealing with cancer. We will train you. (this is not for medical information or for counseling-you'd be a friendly ear who understands the journey).
Please contact 505-255-0405 if you'd like to help. Thank you
¿Interesado en ayudar a otras personas con cáncer? Buscamos hispanohablantes bilingües que han pasado por experiencia de cáncer para ofrecer apoyo telefónico a personas que ahora buscan ayuda para lidiar con él. Te entrenaremos. Esto no es para dar información médica ni para dar consejos. Usted sólo será un oído amistoso que comprenderá su jornada.
Si le gustaría ayudar por favor comuníquese al 505-255-0405. Gracias
Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act
The New Mexico Legislature will be considering the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act (house bill 47) this session. If passed it will allow terminally ill patients who meet certain criteria to request a prescription for life-ending medicine from their health provider.
If you’re interested in knowing more you can view more information here.
If you’d like to voice support for the bill you may contact your state legislator and/or the bill’s sponsor Rep. Debbie Armstrong
We are the the Cancer Support Now community.
We come from everywhere.
We come in all colors, sizes, shapes and ages. On the surface, we may seem to have nothing in common. Dig a little, and you’ll find that we share a special bond that transcends our wide diversity. Each of us has been affected by cancer. We are survivors and caregivers. Some of us have been cast in both roles. Each of us has a story to tell, and together, our stories form a rich tapestry of caring and support that has been woven together through our connections to Cancer Support Now and to one another.
Colorectal Cancer Initiative: UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center
Did you know that colorectal cancer is preventable, and yet it is the second leading cause of new cancer cases and cancer deaths in New Mexico? Many people don’t know that they are at risk for this type of cancer or even what it is. Join us for a short, 15-20 minute virtual educational session where we will talk to you about colorectal cancer and the actions you can take now to make sure you know your level of risk. For your participation in either the Zoom session or self-paced, stand-alone session, and completing a short pre and post survey, you will earn a Walmart $15 e-gift card. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to learn more and join a session now!
*Those who are between the ages 50-75 who have not been screened for colorectal cancer are highly encouraged to participate
¿Sabía que el cáncer colorrectal se puede prevenir y, sin embargo, es la segunda causa principal de nuevos casos de cáncer y muertes por cáncer en Nuevo México? Muchas personas no saben que están en riesgo de tener este tipo de cáncer o incluso qué es. Únase a nosotros para una breve sesión educativa virtual, de 15 a 20 minutos, donde le hablaremos sobre el cáncer colorrectal y las acciones que puede tomar ahora para asegurarse de que conoce su nivel de riesgo. Por unirse a esta sesión por Zoom o la que puede cumplir a su propio ritmo, y completar una breve encuesta previa y posterior, obtendrá una tarjeta de regalo electrónica de Walmart de $15. ¡Aproveche la oportunidad y únase a una sesión ahora!
* Se anima a participar a las personas de entre 50 y 75 años que no se hayan sometido a pruebas de detección de cáncer colorrectal.
Promotional videos for downloading:
Colorectal Cancer Promo English https://vimeo.com/user83081136/download/513111967/b8381691bb
Colorectal Cancer Promo Spanish https://vimeo.com/user83081136/download/513113395/f03d975157
Surveys for stand alone sessions: