Photo Quilt Features Hispanic Cancer Survivors

"Sobreviviendo el Cáncer con Fe, Esperanza y Dignidad" (Cancer Survivorship with Faith, Hope, and Dignity), a photo quilt featuring portraits of 27 Hispanic cancer survivors, will be unveiled next month at the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico, located at 1701 Fourth St. SW.

The quilt will be open for public viewing from July 16 through Aug. 6 at the Research and Literary Arts Building at the Cultural Center. The Research and Literary Arts Building is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

An invitation-only unveiling reception, sponsored by the University of New Mexico's Cancer Research and Treatment Center, will be held on Sunday, July 14 at the Cultural Center.

The photo quilt is a community-based educational project developed by "Caminando Juntos, Support for Hispanic Cancer Survivors," a volunteer organization whose mission is to provide support, advocacy, education, and awareness about cancer to Hispanics in New Mexico, and to serve as a resource for health care professionals and others working with the Hispanic community.

The quilt project was made possible through funding from the Physician Assistant Foundation.

The quilt will be displayed along with free English and Spanish publications on cancer at several New Mexico locations including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces. For more information about the quilt, display locations, and dates and times, please contact Elba L. Saavedra at 272-9728.

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Contact: Sam Giammo, 272-3322

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