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Face in the Mirror Foundation

Rating: 4.91 stars   46 reviews 2,878

Address:

6615 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 118 Scottsdale AZ 85250 USA

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.

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(480) 443-1344
www.faceinthemirror.org

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Reviews for Face in the Mirror Foundation

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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

 
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2 people found this review helpful

What an amazing organization to help anyone with cancer. And I mean anyone women, men all different type of cancer doesn't matter. What matters is the Love and resources they provide in so many ways. I continue to attend the tea parties where we who are survivors and we are all survivors of cancer can connect with others. And love that we can tell others on this cancer journey of this great resource. I would give this organization an A+ for the things I have seen for many many years. The smiles they put on faces is precious, no money can buy that but without donation how can they continue to provide so much. I thank the founder Barbara MacLean for keeping her promise to her sister Charlotte and changing the Face of cancer. To make others see the beauty of who they are with the gift of Love, Support and Hope.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Hi my name is Michele and I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer back in April 2015. When treatment caused my hair to fall out, Face in the Mirror, provided me with a beautiful wig that I'm still wearing. It's such a nice wig that enhances my face and people compliment me all the time. Additionally, they provided me environmentally green face creams and make up along with some head dresses. The ladies are so wonderful. This charity is very special and a real blessing to those in need.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Hi I'm Anne, I have stage 3c ovarian cancer diagnosed in Nov. 2012 I will be on chemo for the rest of my life.
I try not to let it get me down, FIM was a real blessing to me at a time when the world fell apart for me and my family. A beautiful lady named Karina visited me around my second treatment. She was so upbeat and helpful, She helped me pick a wig for my upcoming baldness. She brought me a lovely quilted lap blanket, then a crocheted pin, head wraps, Shaklee products, and just before her last day at St. Joseph, a beautiful bracelet.
Gifts and massages don't take away the cancer, but the caring .loving way I was treated by Karina did at least make going to chemo less stressful. I miss her visits , there is no FIM presence in the new cancer center, I can still obtain Shaklee items by phone, but it's not the same. I talk with other patients and we all miss the pampering and love shown when we had FIM visits. I truly wish FIM could bring back Karina or someone to pamper us a little, the nurses are great, but like I told Karina, she is the only one who came in who wasn't going to stick us with needles. We had a chuckle over that remark, but seriously, bring that comfort back, it was a real gift. If you knew Karina, it was a treat to see what she would be wearing, and how she would do her hair, she always dressed up for us, she looked like she stepped out of a fashion magazine. Thank you FIM for the memories.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Face in Mirror my Life saver. I was diagnose with cancer end of November 2013. I started my chemo treatments in MN end of December & continue with Dr Monk S Joseph's Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ Feb 1st, 2014. Dr Monk was the Principal investigator on the clinical trial I was on.

I arrived in Phoenix with no hair and wig/hair covers I had were friends & hairdresser's as I was awaiting a "voucher" for same from ACS. "Face in the Mirror" immediately supply me with head covers, lotions & creams and each week foot massages etc . I was "pamper"!!! and it felt so good!!
Bought calm to mind, body & spirit!.
Their monthly "In Celebration of life" Tea luncheon are fabulous. ....they are a time to meet new friends, to realize you are not alone, enjoy beautifully prepared tea and entertainment. We receive makeup, hand massage etc etc

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Many not for profits are out to make a difference - but this one stands above them all! Folks do not have to come to them for help... folks do not have to seek them out... THEY come to those NEEDING the help and what a help they are! In a world centered around hussle and bussle these folks take the time to STOP, and TOUCH the human at what may appear to be the worst time of their lives!

We need more foundations as this.. one that cares about the people it services much more than that mission or foundation itself.

 
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Beautiful. Thank you. We have done our best before God and Man. And I am thrilled to read your heart your words. Big hugs. Miss you

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4 people found this review helpful

My name is Amy and I have Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer. The first day that I went to the infusion lab to receive chemotherapy was the scariest day ever. It was the unknown of what was going to happen, what side effects would I suffer, and would it all work and save my life. I was greeted by wonderful people from the front office to the nurses and all were fantastic and professional! But the moment that Corina, from Face In The Mirror walked in and said "I am here to comfort you through this experience" I was truly relieved for the first time. She offered the comfort of a warm smile, a loving touch as she massaged my feet, and she played lovely, calming music. She was so kind and comforting and as if the massage wasn't enough, she gave me lotions, makeup, and other care products to take home. She offered to help me with makeup tips and wig fittings as though needs came up. I was overwhelmed by how kind this organization was and that it all stemmed from the love of one sister to another. So beautiful! If I won the lottery, I would donate every penny to this organization so that they can continue to take the worst time in a person's life and add some hope!

 
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Dear Amy. Thank you for taking the time to speak to the results and comfort you found through our Mission. I am always so humbled and smile from deep inside to know yes...we do make a difference.... and it is a another confirmation that I am grateful I kept my promise to Charlotte, my sister. Our Patient Supervisor, Carina, is one of our angels; who gives and gives again of her love and dedication to and for others. We are blessed to have her on our team! She has a calming presence and your continued walk with her should be nothing short of wonderful comfort:) Your words have warmed my heart and make it once again...worth while! May your journey be a swift recovery, I know we will be there. Please remember that! Expecting your miracle, Barbara.

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4 people found this review helpful

AS A 22 yr. SURVIVOR AND GRATEFUL /CLIENT/ PARTICIPANT IN THIS LIFE-SAVING ORGANIZATION, I am so grateful AND THANK GOD every hour of every day for the unselfish devotion that the organizers and giving volunteers have gone through over these multiple years to make us, AS CLIENTS/PARTICIPANTS to enjoy a more fruitful life. With such UPLIFTING PROGRAMS (speakers, both professional and medical) and providing artsy/crafty projects (to assist/help us get through this phase. AND: WE ARE TREATED TO THEEEE MOST DELICIOUS LUNCH PROVIDED BY ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL HERE IN PHOENIX, Also, another AND: GRATEFUL TO THE COMPANIES THAT PROVIDE US FREE COSMETICS AND ACCESSORIES TO: KEEP US ----- -NOT AFRAID TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR !!

Bobbie Rogers

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Place my name in as a VOLUNTEER to assist in this most rewarding organization,

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Thank you, dear sweet Bobbie Rogers. You inspire us to keep on keeping on year after year. Love u to pieces. Barbara

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

As a breast cancer survivor, I understand the feelilng of loss which is reflected in many ways, not the least of which is the aspect of feminity. I support friends who are going through the process of loss and healing after their diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Recently a friend related her experience of first day chemo when a lady she described as "angelic" ministered to her a facial and hand massage. It was so welcomed and comforting on that particular long, tiring day of treatment. The "angel" was a volunteer from Face in the Mirror. I was invited to be this friend's guest at Face in the Mirror's monthly tea at St Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. It was most uplifting to watch others currently undergoing treatment , and experience for myself, the special gift of personal beauty products, a speaker with a positive message, and lovely spread of food to nourish our physical senses.
This organization does a great service and I support the effort to grant them special nonprofit status.
Glenda Myers, Scottsdale , Az

 
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Thank you for these kind words. Please know we are there for you and all the women and men taking on the biggest challenge of their life! Our teas are monthly, I hope you are on our email list so you can come again and again and bring a guest. . Be well and hugs. Barbara.

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Laying in my hospital room with a collapsed lung 3 days after my first of two breast cancer surgeries, a friendly woman walked into my room. She was from Face in the mirror. I can't say I was very responsive to her visit but as she patiently talked, I felt comforted that someone was reaching out to me as I felt overwhelmed. I was so delighted that someone cared about the emotional repercussions of my surgery and wanted to address the fact that I felt less than beautiful after my surgery. This organization has proved to be a sisterhood that understands what a women goes through after breast surgery. I cannot thank them enough for giving me a much needed boost and for recognizing the emotional toll, not just physical of breast cancer. Thank goodness for their fantastic work!

 
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Wow! Thank you for these incredibly uplifting words. We do journey daily through the halls of hospital facilities, taking care, healing and helpful skincare products, wigs and all we can do to help touch the outer and inward spirit; with the hope we will help you find hope beyond cancer! Your letter was one of confirmation. And thank you for expressing it in a way that warmed and comforted my heart! Sometimes we all need that. Today you helped me:). Hugs and please know we will be there for you when you need us again. Join in our teas and let us continue to support your journey. Xx. Barbara.