Every cancer is represented by a ribbon color and each journey through the experience is as unique and personal as the various colors in the spectrum. In our 21 years of service to the El Paso community, the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation (RGCF) is proud to have provided support and services to all the colors of cancer. We are proud to be the host for this inaugural race where all the colors of cancer will be joining forces to celebrate and honor cancer patients and providers in our community.
Every dollar raised from the event will be used locally to support people who work, live and thrive in El Paso.. your family members, friends and colleagues with cancer. This first year, 50% of the proceeds will be designated in honor of the color pink and will be used to support local breast cancer programs and services.The balance of the funds will support RGCF efforts toward reducing the burden of this disease.
Thank you for being a part of this exciting event. We look forward to seeing you on April 2 in a sea of shades as Our Colors Run Together.
The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation is the foremost center for enhancing the quality of life for those affected by cancer. Serving El Paso County since 1996. Our mission is to reduce the human and economic effects of cancer on the citizens of El Paso County, Texas through the financial support and development of effective programs for advocacy, education, early detection, and other services to cancer patients and their families.
We are your local resource for all the colors of cancer.
For over two decades, the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, El Paso has been supporting the needs of cancer patients and their families right here in our own backyard. Through our Four Seasons Beauty Program, we provided mastectomy garments, lymphedema sleeves, breast prosthesis, wigs, hats, and scarves to over 1,000 patrons last year alone. In 2016, our Patient Assistance program impactive 270 individuals with help for travel, co-payments, lodging and cancer specific needs.
Our educational efforts through our annual conference and support groups reached over 750 people toward thriving after a cancer diagnosis. Additionally, we support like-minded cancer organizations whose missions mirror our own through our grant program which approaches $5 million throughout our history.