Hello and Welcome,
My name is Kat, I am a survivor of cervical cancer, member of our survivor support group, and I have the privilege of working for The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project or The GCAP for over a year now. After you get a cancer diagnosis your life is never the same again as you may have already discovered or may likely discover soon, it takes a lot of patience, support, communicating, and advocating for yourself to make this new journey as smooth as possible. There are a lot of different ways to approach survivorship and what you find works for you is what works for you, this is your journey and it is unique to you.
There are a lot of difficult things about being a survivor, things most people will never understand. This is where The Gynecological Cancer Awareness comes in. We have a team of staff and volunteers that are trained and educated in gynecological cancers, many of which are either survivors themselves or caregivers. There are a lot of different ways to get connected or get help, be sure to check out our programs to see what might interest you. If you have any questions or want to hear stories of other survivors our support group Circles of Hope has been an outlet for a lot of survivors over the past decade, it is full of people who "get it". I look forward to group every month, they have become my survivor family, and I do not know where I would be on my journey without their encouragement, understanding, and advice.
We have direct patient assistance needed in the form of gas gift cards, grocery gift cards, lodging assistance, and grants for non-medical related expenses. Taking advantage of this when you need it is not something to be ashamed of, we are in the business of removing distress and if we can do that for you we want to. Please be kind to yourself and remember to listen to your body.
The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project@ 2014
Thank you to the Founders of The GCAP!
Our founding donors have given faithfully to support The GCAP. Each year when a founder donates more, they rise in the levels of recognition and benefits. Their cumulative donations have helped many in NM over the years.
|El Patron $20,000||La Famila $10,000||El Compadre $3,000|
|Laurel McGinty, MD|
Sandy and Norm Ruth
|Sheehan and Sheehan Law Firm|
Jose and Esther Vigil
New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants
|Leslie Hoelzel |
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
Dr. Leo and Martha Twiggs
Sarah Adams, MD