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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: IMPROVE THE OUTER WELL-BEING OF CANCER PATIENTS

Results: We were located at St. Joseph’s Medical Center Center taking care of Oncology patients (women & men). At St. Joseph’s our volunteers visited Barrow's Neurological where we cared for the brain tumor patients and also visited patients who were receiving Radiation. We also had a relaxation room where patients could receive soothing facials or relaxing hand and foot massages outside of the hospital room environment. FIM also has a children's outreach, All About Us Kids, which served the children at Phoenix Children's Hospital and Maricopa Integrated Systems, seeing the child from the burn unit and all other childhood diseases. AAUK pampered the children and their mothers, provided them with toys, manicures, and games.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 4,000 cancer patients

Geographic areas served: Phoenix-metropolitan area

Programs: Provide a monthly "In Celebration of Life" Tea Party for the Cancer Patients, where hundreds of patients have found a day away from the medical worries, meet new friends, and truly celebrate life.

Community Stories

53 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a recovering Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma patient, this organization has been a godsend. It has been there to lift my spirits, make me feel beautiful again, and give me a monthly outing to look forward to where I was treated like a queen and able to visit with others who understood what I was going through. I am able to "let my hair down" and share with my fellow cancer patients without censoring my words. We receive a beautiful meal, free organic personal Shaklee products, a massage/make over and wig fitting. This community "gets us" and knows what we need and desire. Thank goodness for a nonprofit that's main goal is to bring joy and hope to cancer patients.

2 boopwithbetty

Former staff

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering/working for Face In The Mirror for 9 years and I love the mission of FIM. Following are some of the beautiful words received from patients that have been touched by FIM's Mission. These words are the reason I LOVE my job.

Face in the Mirror has been a Godsend to me. Without FITM, I wouldn’t have had any real support or anything to look forward to (hugs, company, food, etc.). They have been fabulous & a ray of sunshine in a very dark time

Face In The Mirror is my main source of love and caring in what is so often a hurtful and painful world

With cancer, fear has enslaved my soul – but “Face in the Mirror” has given me a spirit of courage to fly and live again. So now when I look in the mirror, I see the face, of strength, hope, and a beautiful woman surrounded by all that life should be – Love

Face in the Mirror changed my cancer experience, changed my outlook in such a positive way. Thank you! Those who don’t have FIM are really losing out. I am sooo appreciative of everything FIM has done for me and my family.

(FIM is an) amazing organization that gives me strength and meet new people on the same journey. God has provided this great organization to be loved upon us.

If Face in the Mirror didn’t exist, I may have given up. When I first found out about FIM and came to my first tea, I thought “what a great organization”. I wanted to give back for the love they showed me.

Face in the Mirror has given us hope…. I have been able to go to a place where others have shared my journey and there is so much that I do not have to say…. It is all understood. I leave here with a full stomach, kind, wise, meaningful words….. and thoughts. Face in the Mirror is an experience filled with dignity. The product has helped me since my skin changed after cancer.

Face in the Mirror has helped me through the past 7 years feel more like a woman! They helped me fix the devastation that cancer did to my body. I am woman hear me roar.

I’ve met and made Friends with a lot of persons. I appreciate and love all the staff from Face in the Mirror and I feel all their love and they all care for all of us. I enjoy all the tea party’s I come to. They make me laugh, and we share the journeys we’ve been through, and feel supportive.

I love Face in the Mirror. It helps with my healing process to be surrounded by others who have and are experiencing the same thing. If we didn’t have Face in the Mirror, it would be a sad day. God Bless Face in the Mirror.

Face in the Mirror helps with feeling that you are not alone. Meeting others and connecting is important. Seeing survivors gives us hope and belief that you can live – again.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Face in the Mirror Foundation is a wonderful nonprofit and deserves recognition and funding. This is a foundation that truly gives. There is no standing in line or paperwork to fill out in order to receive. We, as cancer patients are given quality product for our faces. After treatment, the skin on my face changed so much that I did not know what to do. In walks a volunteer from Face in the Mirror while i was receiving treatment in the hospital and not only does she treat my face and hands to a massage, she dresses my face up in the most soothing makeup and then leaves me enough product so that I may continue on my own. Plus, I was invited to a tea party that occurs once a month. At the tea party, the tables were decorated with cloth and fresh flowers in vases. Volunteers wearing pink jackets were engaged in all sorts of activities from making sure I had a name tag and serving food to applying make up on newcomers to the tea party. I was provided a delicious lunch, more product, uplifting testimonials from cancer survivors and words of wisdom from a speaker. Any time I need product, I just call the Face in the Mirror office and they will send me product to my house or have it waiting for me to pick up at the next tea party. Over the years I have observed the faces of the women who regularly attend the tea parties. They look more relaxed; more content than they did in the beginning days of attending tea parties. I think this is so because they have a sense of belonging. That is the by product of what Face in the Mirror has done for us: we belong; we are part of a group; a holistic, upbeat; awe inspiring group that has been through much. Face in the Mirror provides us structure to be present in the moment and share our thoughts, concerns, smiles and joy with others who have walked in our shoes and others who are there to root us on. It is meaningful that the concept for Face in the Mirror originated with one of our own whose fight ended too soon and Face in the Mirror was started by someone close to her. So many layers; so much emotion; so much life is contained in the Face in the Mirror Foundation. It is a Foundation like no other, and therefore; deserves support in the same intensity that it gives.

5 Lucia S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This foundation is top notch. Everyone speaks to you with love and so caring. I've had fun each time I've gone...

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Going to a Tea Party is a celebration of life. There is so much caring and kindness .....it uplifts the spirit.

5 Zoie L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for always coming with a smile and caring for those who have gone through cancer in so many ways!

Previous Stories
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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a brain tumor in 2002. I still go to support group at St Joseph's Hospital. I appreciate that their our encouraging things to do and feel that we are supported before and after our surgeries. I see other people on their IVs when I go and get a facial or hand massage, I keep a smile on my face and remind others that Face in the mirror foundation is such a blessing.

5 BabyInc E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone here is EXTREMELY AWESOME. I always want to go and be there but I'm always working or at Doctors appointments. But I would love to go to Tea Parties EVERYDAY. .. Meeting allot of new people that are all amazing.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I enjoy volunteering for FACE IN THE MIRROR because you come to realize their is hope beyond cancer. This organization is so uplifting for the patients and their loved ones. The feedback from people who have attended these tea parties have mentioned that they would'nt miss it for the world. Their is so much love and joy that Face In The Mirror brings to these people battling The Big C. I give back for all the Blessings I've had in my life and I realize not everyone is Blessed with love and joy so as a volunteer we're here with Face In The Mirror to give the love and joy they are missing. Great organization I am so blessed to be on board with these incredible people.

5 Mario P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Whether you volunteer at the office or the events you can see the impact you're having in the lives of the women and men going through a very difficult time. Barbara is a strong woman with vision and I'm proud to have volunteered for her organization.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 and after surgery started my chemo regimen with Dr. Janicek at Arizona Oncology. What a blessing he and his staff have been. In early 2016 I was invited to attend a Tea Party at Face in the Mirror. I am not typically a social person, but did agree to give it a shot, hoping it would be a positive experience and not a 'Debbie Downer'! What a delightful experience!
It was a positive and upbeat atmosphere, a nice hand massage and a basket of lotions and potions plus a lovely luncheon served with beautiful smiling faces. Clearly this is something I look forward to attending . Recently 2 of my sisters. visited from out of state and attended with me. They were extremely impressed and loved the speakers as well. Face in the Mirror does good work for which I am so very grateful. Thank you. Connie