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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

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a recovering Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma patient, this organization has been a godsend. It has been there to lift my spirits, make me feel beautiful again, and give me a monthly outing to look forward to where I was treated like a queen and able to visit with others who understood what I was going through. I am able to "let my hair down" and share with my fellow cancer patients without censoring my words. We receive a beautiful meal, free organic personal Shaklee products, a massage/make over and wig fitting. This community "gets us" and knows what we need and desire. Thank goodness for a nonprofit that's main goal is to bring joy and hope to cancer patients.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Face in the Mirror Foundation is a wonderful nonprofit and deserves recognition and funding. This is a foundation that truly gives. There is no standing in line or paperwork to fill out in order to receive. We, as cancer patients are given quality product for our faces. After treatment, the skin on my face changed so much that I did not know what to do. In walks a volunteer from Face in the Mirror while i was receiving treatment in the hospital and not only does she treat my face and hands to a massage, she dresses my face up in the most soothing makeup and then leaves me enough product so that I may continue on my own. Plus, I was invited to a tea party that occurs once a month. At the tea party, the tables were decorated with cloth and fresh flowers in vases. Volunteers wearing pink jackets were engaged in all sorts of activities from making sure I had a name tag and serving food to applying make up on newcomers to the tea party. I was provided a delicious lunch, more product, uplifting testimonials from cancer survivors and words of wisdom from a speaker. Any time I need product, I just call the Face in the Mirror office and they will send me product to my house or have it waiting for me to pick up at the next tea party. Over the years I have observed the faces of the women who regularly attend the tea parties. They look more relaxed; more content than they did in the beginning days of attending tea parties. I think this is so because they have a sense of belonging. That is the by product of what Face in the Mirror has done for us: we belong; we are part of a group; a holistic, upbeat; awe inspiring group that has been through much. Face in the Mirror provides us structure to be present in the moment and share our thoughts, concerns, smiles and joy with others who have walked in our shoes and others who are there to root us on. It is meaningful that the concept for Face in the Mirror originated with one of our own whose fight ended too soon and Face in the Mirror was started by someone close to her. So many layers; so much emotion; so much life is contained in the Face in the Mirror Foundation. It is a Foundation like no other, and therefore; deserves support in the same intensity that it gives.

5 Lucia S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This foundation is top notch. Everyone speaks to you with love and so caring. I've had fun each time I've gone...

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Going to a Tea Party is a celebration of life. There is so much caring and kindness .....it uplifts the spirit.

5 Zoie L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for always coming with a smile and caring for those who have gone through cancer in so many ways!

Previous Stories
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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a brain tumor in 2002. I still go to support group at St Joseph's Hospital. I appreciate that their our encouraging things to do and feel that we are supported before and after our surgeries. I see other people on their IVs when I go and get a facial or hand massage, I keep a smile on my face and remind others that Face in the mirror foundation is such a blessing.

5 BabyInc E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone here is EXTREMELY AWESOME. I always want to go and be there but I'm always working or at Doctors appointments. But I would love to go to Tea Parties EVERYDAY. .. Meeting allot of new people that are all amazing.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

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