“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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cancer does not have a face until it's yours or someone you know.
- Anthony Del Monte -
You can help by becoming a Chaves County Cancer Fund, Inc. member or you may volunteer to serve on the “Walk for Hope” committee. In order to have a successful event it takes a committed group of people to make it all happen. We can use you on the committee or on the day of the event.
The only way we are able to continue to provide financial assistance to chaves county residents is through your generous support. All donations are tax deductible and forms are available upon request. As long as there are funds in our operating account we will be able to give financial assistance to our community members as they go through cancer treatment.
Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.
- Jennifer Aniston -
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!
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 -
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, Rita Kane-Doerhoefer 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.
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 -