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).
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.