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 22-24 CANCER RETREAT The annual, free family cancer retreat for patients, survivors, families and caregivers will be held in person in 2022. Check for more information. Contact Janet 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 4 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 19-21 WOMEN’S RETREAT | PHILMONT TRAINING CENTER A free educational retreat for women of all ages and stages of breast cancer is planned for 2022 with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Must apply by June 10. More info: or 505-603-0525 Sept. 17 8TH 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 October (Specific date TBD) MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER | SANTA FE Email or visit Santa Fe’s Facebook page: @MakingStridesSFNM