The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project

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

Linda Miles

Anonymous Donor

El Compadre $3000+
Sheehan and Sheehan Law Firm
William Marchiando
Jose and Esther Vigil

Amy Gundelach
​New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants

El Amigo $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
Women's Cancer and Surgical Care, PC.
Petroglyph Pathology Associates
Irmadel Miller
Michelle Diamond
Toby Arias
Dr. Leo and Martha Twiggs
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, MSN, OCN
Founder and Programs Director

Founders Campaign

3 ways to become a GCAP Founding Member
1. Make a donation via Founders campaign donation link below

      (available soon...updating for better utilization)
2. Send check Payable to "SRIC"
                                           PO Box 4524 
                                           Albuquerque, NM. 87196

                                          (SRIC is GCAP's fiscal sponsor)
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.

     "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)

The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project