Photo Quilt Featuring Hispanic Cancer Survivors on Display at New Mexico State Fair

"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, began a two-week stay at the New Mexico State Fair today, Sept. 6.

The quilt will be displayed through Sept. 15 at the Creative Arts Building at the fair.

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 was unveiled July 14 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico and has been displayed there and in Belen over the last couple months. In addition to its stop at the fair, the quilt will be displayed at several other New Mexico locations including Las Cruces and Santa Fe. Free English and Spanish publications about cancer will be available at each stop.

For more information about the quilt and display locations, dates and times, please contact Elba L. Saavedra at 272-9728.

Contact: Lynn Melton, 272-3322

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