July 2017

32nd Annual Erin Trujeque Memorial

In its first year (1986) the Erin Trujeque Memorial raised $22,000 to benefit the Children’s Cancer Fund. Last year, the 31st annual event raised over $500,000!! The generosity and support of hundreds of sponsors, participants and volunteers has made it possible for the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico to continue to provide essential assistance to families so that they can concentrate on helping their child win their battle against cancer without having to worry about the financial burdens that have been placed on them as a result of the cancer diagnosis. CCFNM provides grocery and gas vouchers; utilities, lodging and other basic needs when they cannot afford while their child is in treatment. We are fortunate to experience firsthand the smile on a child’s face when he/she had selected a toy from the prize box after they have just experienced a painful procedure or treatment and the look of relief on a parent’s face when CCFNM provides assistance that will ease one of the many financial burdens they face.

We are looking for items for our silent auction on July 13, 2017. If your child would like to make an item or you or someone you know would like to donate an item in honor of your child, please bring item to the Children’s Cancer Fund office (112 14th Street SW).

Paws up for College Day

CNM and Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico are hosting a College event on July 28, 2017. Patients and siblings will be able to experience what going to college is all about! Led by CNM Volunteers and CCFNM staff, junior Suncats will take live classes, participate in fun activities and receive a diploma at a graduation ceremony at the end of the day. Breakfast, lunch, snacks will be provided.

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August 2017

Operation Hope’s Back to School Drive

Each year, Albuquerque Police Department’s Operation Hope collects school supplies for CCFNM’s patients and their siblings. Last year we were able to provide over backpacks full of supplies to over 40 of our families.

Sibling Event at NM Museum of Natural History

Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico is hosting a sibling only event on August 10, 2017! As the doors close and the lights dim, Children’s Cancer Fund staff and APS teachers will chaperone and lead siblings throughout the museum in search of a variety of adventures and fun activities. We will watch a film in the DynaTheater, and as the night comes to a magical close, groups can settle down beneath Stan, the 12-foot T-Rex, snore with giant mammoths and saber-tooth cats in the Ice Age exhibit, or enjoy sleeping in many of the other darkened exhibit halls!

Siblings ages 10 -18 years old invited!

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