Cancer Support Now
Cancer Support Now

So that no one faces cancer alone.

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Cancer Support Now
Cancer Support Now

So that no one faces cancer alone.

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SEEKING A SPANISH-SPEAKING COMMUNITY NAVIGATOR/UN NAVEGADOR DE LA COMUNIDAD

 

Cancer Support Now is seeking a person who is a cancer survivor and/or has seen a loved one through cancer, and who is familiar with finding resources for the non-medical needs one faces when dealing with cancer. Someone who speaks Spanish and English fluently and can provide referrals to resources, peer support, and interpreter assistance when necessary, to monolingual Spanish speakers facing cancer. This would be part time, mostly by phone (especially during Covid), as a contractor with Cancer Support Now. Free training provided through Cancer Support Now.

 

If you feel this is something you would love to do, or you know someone who would, please call the Helpline at 505-255-0405.

‘Apoyo en Cáncer Now’ esta buscando una persona sobreviviente de cáncer, ó que ha tenido a un ser querido que vivió la experiencia del cáncer; que este familiarizado en encontrar recursos que ayuden en las necesidades no médicas enfrentadas al lidiar con el cáncer. Debe ser una persona que hable espaňol e inglés fluidamente y pueda proveer referencias a recursos, apoyo de compaňero, y cuando sea necesario interpretación a hispano parlantes enfrentando el cáncer. Tendrá bastante apoyo departe de compaňeros de trabajo. Esta posición es de tiempo parcial, mayormente por vía telefónica (especialmente durante el COVID), como contratista de ‘Apoyo en Cáncer Now.’ La persona recibirá entrenamiento sin costo departe de ‘Apoyo en Cáncer Now.’

 

Si siente que esto es algo que le gustaría hacer, o si conoce a alguien que le gustaría, por favor llame a nuestra Línea de Ayuda al 505-255-0405.

 

 

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.

Help with Transportation Costs

If you are being treated for cancer and need help with transportation costs to/from treatment
appointments, you may be eligible to receive a gas card. Please speak to your cancer navigator or social worker to see if you are eligible. We would like to help you.

 

Si usted está recibiendo tratamiento por su cáncer y necesita ayuda con los costos de transporte para sus citas, podría ser elegible de recibir una tarjeta de gasolina. Por favor hable con su navegadora de cáncer o trabajadora social para saber si usted califica. Nos gustaría ayudarle.

If you are a health care provider and would like information on receiving gas cards to distribute to patients, please contact Colleen at (505)203-5889 or e-mail Pagosanurse@hotmail.com

Seeking New Board Members

WE ARE SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS. WE ARE A WORKING BOARD MADE UP OF CANCER SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS. WE ARE IN SPECIAL NEED OF SOMEONE WITH MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND INTEREST. 

Please contact the Helpline at 255-0405 if you are interested.

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

 

 

 

 

Sandy Ginsburg                                                                   

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."

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OUR MISSION

We are a volunteer community of individuals affected by cancer dedicated to assisting people diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, so that no one goes through cancer alone. Our services include our helpline, a variety of support groups,one-on-one support, referrals, education, information and training. Our annual spring conferences draw hundreds of survivors and caregivers. We acknowledge our community supporters with awards and scholarships at our Hope and Healing Honors events.