Santa Fe New Mexican


Throughout the year there are many New Mexico events that benefit cancer awareness, programs, research and services. Please check with organizations for the latest information. For more information about American Cancer Society’s events, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit April 21-23 CANCER RETREAT Check for more information about the annual, free family cancer retreat for patients, survivors, families and caregivers. Contact Janet Quintana-Cook at 505-288-0331 or Summer (TBD) FOR THE HEALTH OF IT Taos Cancer Support Services Program hosts a “For the Health of It” walk each summer to raise money for non-medical support to community members in Taos & Western Colfax counties who are fighting cancer. For info and registration, email or visit and look for “Cancer Support Services” under Programs. June 3 POLLY’S RUN | ALBUQUERQUE OR VIRTUAL Polly’s Run is planning a virtual and in-person race this year. Register online at pollysrun. com or for more information, call Josh at 505-362-6047. You’ll receive a t-shirt and bib in the mail. This fundraiser raises awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research. August 12th 9TH ANNUAL 5K RUDI RUN | ALBUQUERQUE OR VIRTUAL Raises awareness and funds for spindle cell sarcoma research at New Mexico Cancer Center More info: visit, email or call 505-717-5575 August 18-20 WOMEN’S RETREAT | PHILMONT TRAINING CENTER Apply by June 8 for a free, educational retreat for women of all ages and stages of breast cancer. More info: or 505-577-1032 Castingforrecovery. org/retreats