Anita Salas Memorial Fund
The Anita Salas Memorial Fund provides financial assistance for breast and cervical cancer services incurred by New Mexican women screened by the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program or part of special grants or projects approved by the Board.
Funds may be provided for:
- Payment for diagnostic, treatment, or physician services not covered by any other payer; including co-pays and deductibles for women with insurance;
- Gas reimbursement or other related services for cancer treatment such as childcare, medications, and lodging for women in rural areas who require travel for treatment; and
- Other services deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
If you are in the BCC Program and think you MAY be eligible for the Anita Salas Memorial Fund, please call our case manager at (505) 841-5896.
About The Fund
The “Drive for Life” Fund was created in 1996. In 1998 it was renamed in honor and memory of Anita Salas, the manager of the New Mexico Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, who led efforts to establish the Fund.
Since 1996, more than 1,000 women have received valuable assistance from the Fund. They have received diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, breast biopsies and mastectomies. Women who live in remote rural areas have received funding to travel to Albuquerque or Santa Fe for radiation and chemotherapy. Because donations are limited, physicians and clinics throughout the state have helped by reducing their fees so that more women can benefit from this Fund.
Thanks to Our Grants and Supporters!
It is with great appreciation that we acknowledge CNM Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure grants which have greatly enhanced the number of women we are able to serve, and enabled us to help women with additional services.
We offer our enormous heartfelt thanks to the Albuquerque Women’s Golf Championship which has given us such tremendous support, and been vital to our success, choosing us year after year as their Charity.
We are also in deep gratitude to the Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation for their generous grants which have allowed us to expand help to more women in need.
It is with heartfelt gratitude that we acknowledge the K2 Women's Weekend at Pajarito Mountain in Los Alamos for choosing us as their charity. They have committed fully to helping us with enthusiastic momentum for several years now.
Make a Donation
If you would like to make a donation to the Anita Salas Memorial Fund, you can send it to:
The Anita Salas Memorial Fund
c/o New Mexico Community Foundation
502 West Cordova Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
100% of your donation stays in New Mexico; approximately 95% is used for direct breast and cervical cancer services with nominal amounts going towards fundraising.
New Mexico Community Foundation
The Anita Salas Memorial Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) administered by the New Mexico Community Foundation that relies solely on private donations and grants.