Did you know? Santa Fe is home to the primary cancer treatment center for the northern part of the state, a geographic region spanning thousands of square miles. Prior to 2003, doctors at the Regional Cancer Center in Santa Fe found that once a cancer diagnosis was made, many patients were not returning for treatment. This was largely due to the patient's inability to afford frequent travel and lodging for treatment (for radiation, this schedule is 5 days per week for 4 - 7 weeks at a time).
We are making a difference by addressing non-medical, poverty-related barriers to treatment. Our goal is to ensure that all New Mexicans, despite socioeconomic background, have access to the medical care they need to prolong life and promote recovery.
In the last year we've supported an unprecedented 24,000 patient visits, reimbursed 454,046 travel miles, provided 571 nights of lodging, and distributed 1,512 grocery cards.
No patient who qualifies for our services is turned away. Your donation will ensure this mission continues without interruption.
Through February 28th, donors have the opportunity to list a special someone in the Honor Roll section of our website. What better way to honor a loved one affected by cancer than to support others involved in the fight? You may wish to honor a friend, family member, beloved pet, or even a doctor or nurse. You will be prompted to enter your honoree's name during the donation process.
(The Honor Roll is featured on the website from Nov. 1st to Feb. 28th each year.)