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Cancer Services of New Mexico’s Spring 2014 Family Cancer Retreat will be May 2-4, at the Marriott Pyramid North hotel in Albuquerque.
This free, three-day educational program will provide New Mexico’s adult cancer patients/survivors and their loved ones with the tools and information they need to manage the treatment and recovery process.
More than 300 people from more than 125 New Mexican families coping with cancer are expected to participate, making this the largest general cancer education program in New Mexico and the largest program of its type in the United States.
The program will combine discussions and lectures by many of New Mexico’s leading cancer specialists with fun activities that provide a break from the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer.
Participants will also have the opportunity to spend time with each other in informal sessions, speaking with and learning from others who are coping with similar issues. Supervised childcare and recreational activities will be provided for children and teens during the educational sessions.
There is no charge to participate in the retreat — the entire program, including meals, lodging, and all educational activities is provided at no cost to participants.
This program is made possible by grants and contributions from many generous supporters, including New Mexico Department of Health, United Way of Central New Mexico, Astellas, Lilly USA, Presbyterian Cancer Network, UNM Cancer Center, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Walmart, New Hope Cancer Center, Teva Pharamceuticals, Graphic Connection and The Printer’s Press.
Space is limited, so interested families are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
For more information or to request an application packet, contact Mike Capeless at 505-239-4239, or go to CancerServicesNM.org.
Formed in 2001, Cancer Services of New Mexico is an independent, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides services to reduce cancer suffering for New Mexican families.
They are the only statewide nonprofit organization that looks broadly at addressing gaps in cancer-related services while maintaining a 100 percent focus on New Mexico.