FACE IN THE MIRROR FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.9 stars   42 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 6615 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 112 Scottsdale AZ 85250 USA

Mission: IMPROVE THE OUTER WELL-BEING OF CANCER PATIENTS
Results: We are located at St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Banner Desert Medical Center taking care of Oncology patients (women & men). At St. Joseph’s our volunteer visit Barrow's Neurological where we care for the brain tumor patients and also visit patients who are receiving Radiation. We have a Relaxation Retreat at Banner Desert where patients can receive soothing facials or relaxing hand and foot massages outside of the hospital environment. FIM also has children's outreach, All About Us Kids, which serve the children at Phoenix Children's Hospital and Maricopa Integrated Systems, seeing the child from the burn unit and all other childhood diseases. AAUK pampers the children and their mothers, provides 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.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person 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

Rating: 5 stars  

2 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.

Rating: 5 stars  

2 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  

3 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  

2 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.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This organization has supported my Mom and helped her feel confident and beautiful again despite living with no hair and on chemotherapy for the past 2 years!

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Thank you! So beautiful to hear a daughter say the words for her mother and to know somehow we touched you by being there for your mom. If we can continue to be a part of her journey just let us know. Again, thank you! Please stay in touch and join us at our teas if you can :) xx Barbara.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Face in the Mirror is an outstanding organization. They provide assistance, products and best of all they make us feel loved. I have attended many of their monthly meetings that offer support and an opportunity to meet other people that have have the same illness that I do.

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Thank you! You prove by this note, Face in the Mirror has done what we want to do... continue on your journey; that IS our Mission's purpose. Not to just be there once, but to continue being there as long as you allow. So happy you take part in our monthly tea/ luncheons! Hugs and all the best to you on the walk we take together. Xx Barbara.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I first encountered Face in the Mirror two months after completing treatment for invasive breast cancer. Trying to eat healthy foods to boost my energy and immune system, navigating the ongoing oral chemo minefield with new negative side effects popping up almost weekly, dealing with well-meaning friends and family who still gasped when they saw me and heard "CANCER" - the last thing I time time/energy for was my physical appearance. I went to an event sponsored by my Cancer Wellness Center where I was getting help with medical and treatment information as well as support. The wonderful volunteers from Face in the Mirror took me in hand, gave me a complete facial, then step by step applied makeup to help me look and feel like I had rejoined the company of the living once again - even giving me full sized containers of the products (botanical/organic) they used so I* would be able to duplicate it at home. I looked like me again and as a result, began feeling that as well. A wonderful lift when I needed it most.

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

A lot

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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