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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

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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 Danielle N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Expecting miracles Barbara 11/01/2014

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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 :)

2 Mia W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

3 Patricia51

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Expecting miracles Barbara 10/28/2014

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.