The Children’s Cancer fund benefits patients and families

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Cancer is one of the hardest things anyone ever has to go through, especially for children.

The Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico works to give these children an opportunity to just be a kid and forget cancer for a short time. Dominic Quevedo-Nieto, 13, is one of those kids. He was diagnosed in July of 2018. “It was pretty shocking, life-changing but you know, the doctors and nurses helped me get through it,” Dominic said.

The Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico is a non-profit organization that provides money and support to families as well as patients during and after their cancer treatment. “They have a scholarship, that you can go to college [with] and you won’t have to worry about that,” Dr. Amy Cruickshank said.

“The biggest thing we like to do is to give families an opportunity to get together and give kids an opportunity to forget about their cancer treatment,” Children’s Cancer Fund President Nicole Cospet said.

An event coming up is Monday, September 16 they will be having a basketball event with UNM Lobo’s Men’s Basketball Team at 4 p.m. The event is open to CCFNM families only.

They are always looking for donations or you can donate to your local children’s hospital. For more information on ways you can get involved and a full schedule of events, click here.

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