The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project

The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project

Congratulations to Volunteer of the Year

2012 Pat Belletto

​2013 Susan and John Rinaldi

2014 Teresa Gomez

2015 Marvin and Sandra Sanchez

2016 Sophia Gundelach and     Pin Han Chen

     "While in treatment, the friendship of women who understood my journey was of immense help to me. We shared notes, tears, laughter, and bad jokes and funny ones. Women with cancer are an immediate sisterhood while every case is unique and demanding. We appeal to you to join us as a Founding Donor. GCAP has several successful annual events to fund services; however, we still need generous philanthropists to expand outreach to help NM women with cancer and help other women prevent cancer or recognize symptoms early. The earlier cancer is diagnosed the better the survival rate with quality of life. GCAP provides essential information, social and emotional support, direct aid to those who need it (often seniors) and caring.​ It is essential work!" - Leslie Hoelzel (March 2012)

3 ways to become a GCAP Founding Member

1. Make a donation via donation link above and designate donation as "GCAP Founder" on the SRIC Network for Good donation page. You can make a one time donation or set up recurring donations at a minimum of $84 per month.

2. Send check to: GCAP

7007 Wyoming NE Suite D3

​Albuquerque, NM 87109

3. Contact Amy at 505-610-9300 or send an email to to set up your donation via the United Way of Central New Mexico employee giving plan.

Thank you to the Founders of GCAP!

Our founding donors have given faithfully to support GCAP. Each year when a founder donates more, they rise in the levels of recognition and benefits. Their cumulative donations have helped many women in NM over the years.

El Patron $20,000+

Laurel McGinty, MD

La Familia $10,000

​Sandy and Norm Ruth

El Compadre $3000

Sheehan and Sheehan Law Firm

William Marchiando

Jose and Esther Vigil


​New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants

El Compadre $1000

Leslie Hoelzel 

Rob Wheeler

Kim Griffith in Memory of Leslie Hoelzel

Don Hewitt in Memory of Mary Hewitt

Beverly Gross in Memory of Mary Hewitt

Luis Padilla Paz, MD and Alana Williams, MD

Victor Vigil, MD and Justina in Honor of All Cancer Patients

Becky and Andy Kozubal

Radiology Associates of NM

Womens Cancer and Surgical Care

Irmadel Miller

Michelle Diamond

Toby Arias

Guadalupe Ramirez

You are invited to become a Founding member of this special giving campaign honoring Leslie's commitment to Health, Empowerment, and Awareness of gynecological cancers. Four years ago, a strong and empowered woman battling ovarian cancer, named Leslie Hoelzel helped develop GCAP and was a founding board member. Unfortunately, Leslie lost her battle with this disease in 2013. As a nurse who has cared for many gynecological cancer patients, I know what a difference early diagnosis and awareness of symptoms can have in this fight. I am committed to Leslie and the success of GCAP. With your help we can continue to fund the awareness and support activities related to gynecological cancer. Today I am asking you to join me by donating to the Leslie Hoelzel Founders Campaign. Show your commitment to Leslie and the many women affected by gynecological cancer by donating a gift of $1,000 or more. We are glad to accept minimum monthly payments of $84 per month. Leslie helped create GCAP for you, for me, and for all women. She encouraged women to take control of their health and GCAP continues her legacy. Past contributions to GCAP have made a difference in many lives affected by this challenging set of diseases. Thank you for helping GCAP make great strides in our collective fight against gynecological cancer.

In solidarity and with deepest gratitude,

Amy Gundelach, RN

​Founder and Executive Director 


Recognition Levels and Benefits

El Patron $25,000+
​All La Familia benefits plus: Permanent Recognition on GCAP          collateral materials (Board Letterhead, Thank You cards,            quarterly newsletter, and website), Commercial Naming
     Opportunities, Custom Recognition Opportunities.

La Familia $10,000
​All El Compadre benefits plus: Ceramic tile with
     inscribed name placed in GCAP office Logo/name recognition      on GCAP educational and event materials for 1 year following      donation, Invitation for two to attend private cocktail or dinner      parties with Luis Padilla Paz, M.D. and other distinguished          guests.

El Compadre $3000
​All El Amigo benefits plus: Prominent, reserved table for 10 to          Annual Swing for Joy Survivorship Celebration in February         following donation, Opportunity for Representation (CEO/Senior     Administration) on GCAP board.

El Amigo, $1000
​Thank you and listing on website, annual report, and holiday card      recognition.

Thank you for supporting The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project! We are excited to show you all the ways you can get involved and help women in our community.

Please choose from the options BELOW TO CONTRIBUTE to programs that directly serve the needs of women with gynecological cancers in new mexico.

in-kind wish list

The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project has 2 events per year where we are in need of silent auction and raffle items.

What we need at this point in time is items to prepare for our April 1st Beauty in ALL Colors event. We have a large silent auction with a wide variety of items from art to wine to jewelry to gift certificates to gift baskets and much more. This is our largest fundraiser of the year.

If you have items that we could use in the auction 

Money Donations

Your financial donations are vital to GCAP continuing direct aid to women and other programs. You can make a one time donation or set up a monthly recurring contribution.

GCAP is fiscally sponsored by the 501-C-3 corporation, Southwest Research and Information Center (SRIC) TAX ID# 23-7159949

When you click on the donation button you will be redirected to the Network for Good site for SRIC.

***Make sure to write GCAP in the designation box on the Network for Good donation page so your donation is specifically directed to GCAP***


At The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project, we have ongoing needs for volunteers with many skills. Some examples of volunteer needs are:

  • graphic design
  • auction procurement (identifying resources/donations for auction items)
  • event administration (check-in/check out at events, set up and break down, selling merchandise, attending community events)
  • PR/marketing (social media, research, writing, media outreach)​   

If you are interested in volunteering for GCAP