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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Face in the Mirror is a truly amazing organization that brings comfort, hope and empowerment to those suffering from cancer. The moment I learned of Face in the Mirror and their mission I knew I had to get involved. Cancer is an illness that has scarred all of us in some way, whether it is through a personal battle with it, or seeing a family member or loved one go through the debilitating effects of it. Face in the Mirror is doing more than pampering cancer patients; They are touching the inner person, giving back dignity and hope and reflecting their inner strength to conquer their illness.

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So beautiful when one gets the real meaning and Mission of Face in the Mirror. Our new tag line seems more appropriate now. That is Hope Beyond Cancer. Your words confirm that this is what we Do and what we Are! Thank you! Xx Barbara

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer of this foundation for almost a full year now after being introduced by a colleague. This is undoubtedly the most gratifying volunteer position I have ever held because I am able to visibly see a difference in a patient's life every single day. At the beginning of the visit, people are astonished that this is actually offered in a hospital. After the visit, I leave with many thank you's and kind words. It makes me so happy that I am able to provide for someone in their time of need through Face in the Mirror :)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I discovered Face In the Mirror in 2011, my sophomore year at ASU. I've had such an amazing experience working with Patricia and am so excited that I can still be a part of it as a Senior at ASU. I wish this service had been available for my aunt when she was initially diagnosed with breast cancer. I know it would have made her fight that much easier. Thank you FIM and keep doing what you're doing!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

A service that provides cancer patients with pampering while in the hospital, and afterwards. A way to let them forget about their illness for a while and give them much needed relaxation.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Every day I am honored to be a part of this amazing team who serve patients at their bedsides and in the outpatient units. I am a cancer survivor also and wish a program like FIM had been available for me during my experience! We bring care, compassion, and comfort to oncology patients in need. We support them from point of diagnosis, throughout treatment, and into survivorship! We are there to lighten the load of staff and caregivers and to lift the spirits and soothe the souls and bodies of women, men and their caregivers during this very challenging time. Days are made lighter and hearts shine brighter because of the tender loving care which our volunteers give to patients every day of the week through Face in the Mirrors' outreach programs. We cleanse their faces and massage/moisturize their hands and feet. We put a bright smile back on the womens' faces with a touch of makeup and a new wig and hats. We gift them with all of the gentle products and services which are always free of charge. We encourage them and give them hope while lifting their self-esteem in the face of so many physical changes. We help them & their families LAUGH again! We activate the healing potential by bringing renewed joy to their days. We and they are blessed! They are your family, your friends, your coworkers! Please help us to continue to make their journey easier to bear. Help us to support them in reaching for a renewed life of joy and health!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been the"Face in the Mirror" as a cancer patient and now I am honored to give back through this amazing organization. Every day I am blessed to be able to comfort and encourage amazing women and men who are rising up to meet the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. I see how our pampering and care relaxes their bodies and minds, soothes their souls, and brings BIG smiles to their faces as well as to their caregivers and the staff. We bring this gift directly to them right where they are - at their bedside in the hospital or in the outpatient units while they are receiving their chemotherapy. When they are strong enough to venture out we lift them up with a monthly "Celebration of Life" Tea Luncheon where they receive more love and encoragement, good food, great company, inspirational speakers and FUN! As a bonus they receive free gifts of the highest quality skin care, cosmetics, wigs, and hats. All free and delivered straight from the loving hearts that serve this great organization. Join us! Together we can renew hope, lift spirits, and change lives!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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We miss you! One day some how we need u back!

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The moment I heard about Faces In The Mirror. I knew it would be a great fit for me. Being able to make someone's day and building lasting bonds by pampering them in the mist of one of their most difficult personal experiences is their concept. I look forward to seeing Faces In The Mirror grow and be able to pamper many more people in the future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have participated in thier Tea parties. And seen the faces and moods cancer patients or cancer survivors lighten up as they share thier stories and engjoy thier special time. It is a good time to be had by all.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

One of my favorite things during the week is volunteering for Face In The Mirror. I enjoy meeting and pampering the cancer patients. I take the greatest pleasure in listening to the patient’s own courageous personal journey. Every day that I volunteer I learn so much from the patients and I discover new things about myself. On the days that I volunteer I go into the hospital to give and to serve the patients, but there are many times when they give to me. They help me remember the things that really matter and they teach me a lot about humanity and the complexities of human emotion. Face In The Mirror provides great services for cancer patients and also provides opportunities for patients to socialize at monthly tea parties. Thus far my experience with Face In the Mirror has been wonderful and I look forward to watching the organization grow and encourage a lot more people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I love the volunteers, I love being around other people who open up their hearts and give their time to serving others!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I can only imagine what goes through a woman's mind when she first learns she is in the fight of her life for her life. All your time and energy go to doctors appointments, procedures, medications and one day you look in the mirror and cannot see the woman you once were. Then come along a woman who says let me help you feel better, stronger when you look in that mirror. It's really not about looks but about touch, listening, caring. It's someone taking the time to say I see you and you are beautiful. That's what these wonderful women, volunteers at Face In The Mirror Foundation do for women who are facing the fight of their lives.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach out to more women facing life threating illness.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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