Friends & Partners
Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico is dependent on the help from generous organizations and donors like you. When you look into the faces of children with cancer, you won’t see disease. You’ll see hope. Hope to feel better again. Hope to survive. Hope for a future. Thanks to our friends and partners, we can continue on our mission to make a difference in the lives of each child and their families fighting cancer.
CHI St. Joseph’s Children
CHI St. Joseph’s Children is a faith-based, non-profit organization that is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). The goal of CHI St. Joseph’s Children is to ensure that children reach kindergarten with the health and family support necessary to support learning. Because children’s health is such an important part of what they do, they gifted Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico with $160,000 with the intention of education, prevention, detection and/or treatment of childhood cancer.
The Bodhi Fund
The Bodhi Fund is a collaborative partnership between the New Mexico Community Foundation, Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico and the Pediatric Oncology Program of UNM Children’s Hospital. In honor of Bodhi, this Fund was created by the Robinson Family and is a Donor Advised Fund of the New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF). The NMCF Bodhi Fund provides financial aid to assist with some of the living expenses that a family incurs while their child requires bone marrow treatment transplant and related medical treatment outside of New Mexico at a hospital rated as a center of excellence.
About the Bodhi Fund
In 2003, four year-old Bodhi was diagnosed with a rare leukemia. After two weeks of successful chemotherapy at UNM Children’s Hospital, Bodhi was referred for a pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT), a difficult medical procedure unavailable in the state of New Mexico. In April 2004 Bodhi was taken to New York City where he underwent a BMT at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Bodhi is now 17 and will graduate from High School this spring.
Bodhi’s family recognized the severe financial and emotional impact of having your child treated out-of-state can cause a family. In honor of Bodhi’s positive experience with treatment outside New Mexico, the Bodhi Fund was created to support New Mexico families whose children are in desperate need of distant cancer treatment.
Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico administers Bodhi’s Fund to New Mexico pediatric oncology and hematology patients traveling to centers of excellence for treatments and procedures not available in New Mexico.
Daniels Family Funeral Services
CCFNM appreciates the compassionate support our families receive from Daniels Funeral Services
Jessica Chavez Fund
The Jessica Chavez Fund was created in her memory. It is intended to sponsor young men and women who are receiving cancer treatment at a New Mexico Pediatric Oncology facility for Prom or Graduation. Funds can be used for clothes, accessories, grooming, dinner, transportation, graduation announcements. If in any given year there is not such a young man or woman, the funds may be spent on a sibling (either a sibling that has lost a brother or sister or has a sibling in treatment) graduating that year.