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Causes: Cancer, Counseling, Health, Mental Health, Public Health

Mission: CAPPED, Inc. is a grassroots New Mexico non-profit corporation dedicated to primary cancer prevention and support services.

Programs: 9 cancer awareness program presentations were given to civic organizations and clubs including vision of health presentations and everthing counts presentations reaching more than 800 people, healthy cooking classes, capped strummings (music therapy), and mandela art therapy classes. We also educated through 15 health fairs at different schools, hospitals and parks. We spoke on 2 radio shows and provided approximately 4,055 media commercials to promote cancer awareness programs. In the walk-in cancer prevention and support center, trained volunteers and staff provide personal consults with newly diagnosed and continuing cancer patients and/or their family members. Assistance is provided for research in the computer learning center/library. Cancer patients receive complimentary services in the capped center for integrative health care, including music and art therapy, medical chair massage, reike, zero gravity chairs, ionic footbaths, and more.

capped staff and trained volunteers met the cancer information and support needs of 1,413 walk in clients and answered 1,103 phone calls. Services provided included finding the most current information on cancers from the most respected sites on the internet, advocacy, emotional support, building toolbox of coping skills, helping to obtain insurance and/or health services, integrative health care services, teaching methods to help prevent cancer recurrence for cancer patients and to prevent first cancers for other family members, counseling on end of life issues for cancer patients and their loved ones and grief support for those left behind.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

drpaumarie

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ms. Teresa Van Winkle continues to be a consummate resource of inspiration and hope for the Alamogordo, New Mexico community. She inspires all of us to look for exceptional ways to fulfill our goals of service above self to our neighbors, friends, and to those individuals in need of medical resources. These resources help individuals fight cancer and to succeed as a healthy individual.
We (especially myself) believe that Teresa’s mission at CAPPED is the lifeline that holds our community in high regard and for all persons who need hope and resources to survive cancer.
Teresa is our symbolic “Mother Teresa and our blessed Mary.” We love her very much.
Thanks, Teresa!
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As the premier cancer awareness entity in our small community of Alamogordo, NM; the Executive Director of CAPPED (Ms. Teresa Van Winkle) gives tirelessly and abundantly of her time, talent and resources. Volunteers in our community love what they do for CAPPED and truly love to assist CAPPED any time Teresa calls them.
During my nine plus years in the Alamogordo community; my daughter and husband continue to give volunteer assistance and as well personal monetary donations to CAPPED when time allows. I also continue to obtain ionic foot baths for a minimal fee as well as serve as an advisor on services that are non-cancer related.
Without the CAPPED organization; individuals who need emotional support or medical referral services would have no hope.
CAPPED gives hope and a positive outlook to many individuals in need of a place to go for counseling and special needs cancer assistance. CAPPED provides wigs or caps as well as referrals services to cancer specialists. Sometimes other organizations may have unintentionally or are unable to assist individuals with financial or emotional support—CAPPED always come to their rescue.
Teresa, thanks again, for allowing me to give this testimony about how wonderful your organization is and its gift of hope. This hope is especially true for individuals with meager resources who often have no emotional or medical support. I truly believe that individuals in Alamogordo and nearby communities thank you for help with their cancer issues.
Sincerely,
Dr. Paulette Hilton-Robinson, CFO

PaWaMiGa & Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 1382
Alamogordo, NM 88311

drpaumari@yahoo.com

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

11/12/2012 7:19:34 PM CAPPED is the premier cancer awareness entity in our small community of Alamogordo, NM. The Executive Director (Teresa Van Winkle) gives tirelessly and abundantly of her time, talent and resources. Volunteers love what they do for CAPPED and truly love to assist CAPPED any time the Director calls for assistance. During my seven plus years in the Alamogordo community; I have given volunteer assistance, small monetary donations and have been the recipient of services from CAPPED that are non-cancer related.
Thanks sincerely for allowing me to give my testimony about this wonderful organization which gives hope to so many needy individuals with meager resources. Without CAPPED; individuals who need services and who receive services would have no without hope. CAPPED gives hope and a positive outlook for these so many persons in need of places to go for counseling and other types of assistance when all other organizations have abandoned them.
Sincerely, Dr. Paulette Hilton-Robinson, CFO - PaWaMiGa & Associates, Inc.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a former member of the integrative health care community I attended CAPPED monthly meetings and found CAPPED to be a very positive influence on practitioners by providing a space to practice, and encouraging community among practitioners, patients and the public. Tresa Van Winkle helps many people in the county and CAPPED is a valuable resource. I am grateful for the opportunity to play a small part in this pioneering non-profit, for it serves so many, in so many ways.