About Walk For Hope // AND WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

“WALK FOR HOPE” was started by a committed group of people in 2010 for the purpose and intent of helping people with living expenses as they go through cancer treatment. All of these folks were either cancer survivors or had family members and loved ones who had gone through cancer treatment. Some of them were cancer survivors but many lost their battle to this devastating disease. Instead of focusing on their grief and loss, they chose to do something positive for the community. Since they all understood firsthand the financial difficulties and emotional stress, they decided that all of the funds that were raised would remain local.

Support has grown and “Walk for Hope” has become one of the biggest fundraising events in our community. In 2010, Walk for Hope had about 850 people in attendance and in 2015 there were approximately 7,000 people in attendance. It is well known as a family fun event and has gained the financial support from many local businesses and organizations throughout our area. There are many out of town participants who also come to enjoy Walk for Hope.

Every year a Walk for Hope Committee is formed and they work for many months to assure that the event is successful and safe!

Walk for Hope owes its success to the many volunteers, sponsors and participants who support it each year. Without all of you, there would not be “Walk for Hope”!

WE THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WORD OF THE WISE

Cancer does not have a face until it's yours or someone you know.

- Anthony Del Monte -

WORD OF THE WISE

Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.

- Jennifer Aniston -

Luminarias // In Honor and Memory

Luminarias are a way to honor and remember those who have gone through cancer treatment. Luminarias are set out around the track at every “Walk for Hope” event. Our goal is to have them surround the track as we honor those who have fought the battle.

They may be purchased for only $5 each and you can decorate them yourself or volunteers may do it for you!

WORD OF THE WISE

Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.

- Jim Valvano -

Chaves County Cancer Fund

Mission Statement: To provide caring support and financial assistance to Chaves County community members and their families as they go through cancer treatment. Chaves County Cancer Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2006 that procures funds through voluntary contributions and 2 main fundraising events throughout the year. The “Walk for Hope” event occurs in May and “Paint the Town Pink” events happen throughout the month of October which is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

ALL CHAVES COUNTY CANCER FUND BOARD MEMBERS ARE NON-SALARIED VOLUNTEERS.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Brittnye Lamb, President
Theresa Brewton, Vice-President
Kathi Silvas, Secretary
Wanda Porter, Treasurer
Directors: Phyllis Lester, CJ Huebner and Sherri Miller

If interested in membership or to request an application for financial assistance, please contact:
Chaves County Cancer Fund, Inc.
PO Box 193
Roswell, NM 88202
Or Phone: 575-347-1533

In order to receive financial assistance, you must be a Chaves County resident and must have a diagnosis of cancer and currently under an Oncologist’s care. Possible assistance may include: Mortgage, Rent, Utilities and Food. Additional expenses may be covered but we do not reimburse or pay for travel expenses.

WORD OF THE WISE

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

- Eleanor Roosevelt -

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