The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation

Thank you for visiting! The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation is El Paso's largest foundation of its kind dedicated to meeting the needs of cancer patients and their supporters in our county. Within this site, we trust that you will find direction and support in dealing and coping with cancer.

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Needs Assessment

In response to the need for a community wide evaluation of the needs of the cancer patients in El Paso, the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation commissioned an in-depth assessment of those needs. The final report is offered here for the benefit of the community and with hopes that the information within will assist in furthering the overall mission to reduce the burden of cancer.

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Needs Assessment

Upcoming Events

The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation is proud to host the online calendar of events for all things related to cancer activities in El Paso. If you know of upcoming events or represent a cancer organization hosting events that you think would benefit our viewers, please email us to discuss inclusion in our Upcoming Events calendar. Please click here to view our events calendar.

Programs & Resources

In addition to providing direct grant support to qualified non-profit agencies whose mission is cancer related, the Foundation manages many other programs within our organization.

Patient Assistance / Transportation Services

Assistance with transportation, lodging and other issues for El Pasoans dealing with cancer

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Four Seasons Beauty Program

Provides practical assistance for women's issues during a cancer diagnosis

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George Ball Youth Program

Short term child care for patients and their caregivers during diagnosis and treatment

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Cancer Survivor Conference

an annual educational seminar for patients and those who love them.

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The Green House

our comprehensive resource center and library, named in tribute to Leighton Green, Jr.

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The Alliance

connecting the newly diagnosed with seasoned survivors toward emotional and practical support

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Our 20 Year Impact

From providing support to qualified non-profits who work exclusively in the cancer arena to serving the needs of individual cancer patients and their supporters, the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation's economic impact on the community approaches $8,000,000.

As we begin the next decade of service,it is with an eye on the many issues that affect cancer survivors. We are committed to reducing the burden of cancer in our El Paso community.

The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation - We are the Colors of Cancer.

Direct Grants: $4,000,000 | 50%

Patient Travel: $1,750,000 | 22%

Education: $450,000 | 6%

Collaboration: $800,000 | 10%

Direct Patient Aid: $1,000,000 | 12%

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