CAPPED (Cancer Awareness, Prevalence, Prevention and Early Detection)
CAPPED, Inc. is a grass-roots 501(c)(3) New Mexico non-profit organization dedicated to providing primary cancer prevention education and support services for the people of New Mexico.
CAPPED will change medical care from crisis intervention to health promotion in New Mexico.
CAPPED Angel Fund: Provides up to $500 to uninsured and underinsured low income individuals for cancer related diagnostic tests and treatments.
CAPPED Mammography Program: Educates and provides free screening mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women in Otero and Lincoln counties, community outreach to bring underserved women into the NM Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
CAPPED Sun Safe Program: Presentation on Sun Safety conducted in grades k-3 throughout Otero county. We have reached more than 20,000 children with the message of respect and responsibility for sun exposure in the past 6 years.
CAPPED Computer Learning Center / Cancer Topics Lending Library: Provides Internet based access to the most current cancer information from the most reputable sites on the Internet. Clients are guided by trained Volunteers and staff to get the information they need.
Whole Foods Nutrition Classes: 5-6 week classes which teach people how to cook healty "real" foods like fish, fresh vegetables, whole grans, etc. --- quickly and easily. We have 2-3 generations that do not know how to cook "real" foods and we must educate if we are to transform into a healthy society again.
Community Presentation: Vision of Health: The history, current programs and vision for the future health.
Age Appropriate Cancer Screening: Casen Therapy Doll Program: Role playing doll for children. One-to-One Support Services: Survivors and loved ones.
Tresa VanWinkle, RN / Executive Director