Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico
The Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico (CCFNM) exists to help children and their families cope with the day-to-day emotional, financial, and educational needs of living with and fighting cancer.
The Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico provides programs and services for children faced with cancer and their families. We work directly with the UNM Pediatric Oncology Clinic to stay in touch with the day-to-day needs of the patients and families. The playroom at the clinic is maintained by the CCFNM by providing toys, art supplies, movies, games, and other items to make clinic visits and chemotherapy treatments more tolerable.
The CCFNM also provides mutual support through support groups, educational conferences, social activities; prizes and cash rewards for children to help minimize the trauma of painful procedures such as spinal taps, bone marrow biopsies, and chemotherapy treatments; snacks and food vouchers for families who have no time to leave the hospital for meals; financial assistance for families needing to travel out of state for treatments; financial assistance for groceries, gasoline, lodging, and other special needs for families; funeral assistance to families in need; and scholarship assistance for students who have undergone treatment for childhood cancer in New Mexico help them pursue their education and professional dreams.
In addition, CCFNM has funded social research with the goal of improving the quality of life for the children of New Mexico.