13 Facts about Metastatic Breast Cancer (Stage IV)

by Helen Palomino

CRCD would like to thank Avon-Pfizer Metastatic Grants Program for graciously awarding for a second time, funding a program for women diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer and their families.  We are delighted to be able to help these courageous women and their loved ones.  It is important to understand what "Living with MBC" means.  We are providing 13 Facts that you should know and have translated into Spanish. 


CRCD fue otorgado otro año más de fondos dar servicios en un programa para mujeres con cáncer de seno metastásico y sus familias.  Estamos encantados de poder ayudar a valientes mujeres y a sus seres queridos.  Es importante comprender que significa el vivir con cáncer de seno metastásico.  Aquí están 13 Hechos que hemos traducido para ustedes. 

PAM Fun Run/Walk 5K

by Helen Palomino

In honor of Patricia Ann Medina, who dedicated herself to selfless service and helping others, all proceeds will go to support the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert and the Imperial Valley College Foundation on April Saturday 29th.

Come dressed in red/pink/black or white to support the cause!

Come dressed in red/pink/black or white to support the cause!

Event details and schedule

5K start time will be 8am.  Regisration table will be open by 7am near the IVC sport fields complex, just west of the IVC Depaoli Sports Complex.  

The race course will start and end near the IVC track and will take runners in a fun jog around the beautiful fields near campus.  

Parking will be Free and the lots south of the gym will be the best to use.  Bring your registration email.

Start time - 8 : 00 AM

10th Year Anniversary Casino Night Gala

by Helen Palomino

The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert (CRCD) is celebrating its 10th year anniversary with a Casino Night Gala @ Imperial Palms Hotel & Resort in Holtville on April 7th, 2017 6pm to midnight.

During the gala there will be $100 tickets for a game of chance. Prizes include $20,000 necklace, $3,500 Golf Bag, and "A Day Out at Sea." This consists of a private yacht accommodating 24 people, includes lunch, drinks and roundtrip from Newport Beach Harbor to Catalina Island.

Gala tickets are $60 per ticket includes dinner, no host bar, entertainment, and $500 players club card. Special guest, Mike Haynes, NFL Hall of Fame, as event's keynote speaker and Aquile from The Voice 3.  

Tickets available at CRCD office:  
444 S 8th St Suite B3 El Centro, CA 92243 or online at

http://www.crcdinc.org/casino-night-gala/ticket-purchase

For more information call 760.353.6571

Sponsorship opportunities available. 

Desert Lily Campaign 2017

by Helen Palomino

It's the time of the year for Desert Lily Campaign 2017!
Sales throughout January and February.

Orders must be turned in by March 8, 2017 for delivery beginning on March 14, 2017

Orders must be turned in by March 15, 2017 for delivery beginning on March 21, 2017

If you would like to support us, call us! You can be one of our sellers!  

Survivor Fall Fest 2016

by Helen Palomino

Every year CRCD and the committee choose a different theme for our annual fundraiser. This year we are “Beating the Odds” at the Survivor Fall Fest.

CRCD invites you to participate in this year’s fundraiser event where we honor our survivors and remember the fallen.  Not only the Survivor Fest is a big party filled with entertainment, food, and games but it is also the fundraiser that helps keep our doors open for our community.  All proceeds stay in Imperial County to assist cancer patients in our community; children, adults, men and women. 

Let us know if you're interested in forming a team!  Our goal is to have 50 teams.  We are going to need all the help we can get! Give us a call to (760) 353 6571 for more information. 

Imperial Valley Cancer Symposium 2016

by Helen Palomino

Learning about Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment. This Cancer Symposium was held Saturday June 4th, 2016 from 9 am to noon. 
Presenters: 
Dr. Horacio Rodiles
Dr. S. Hasnat Ahmed
Dr. Arsinur Burcoglu-Oral
Dr. Siavosh Vakilian
Dr. Rafael Estrada
Diana Peacher, CEO

Special thanks to:
Victor M. Jaime, Ed.D., Superintendent/President
Dr. Martha Garcia, Vice President of Student Services
Tina Aguirre, MSN, RN, Dean of Nursing
Marubia Moreno, BSN, RN, PHN
Helen Palomino, LCSW

CRCD would also like to recognize Master of Ceremonies, Daniel Ortiz, Jr., MBA/MSN, RN, PHN of Imperial Valley College's School of Nursing (IVC) and all his support for this event. 

2016 Cancer Symposium

by Helen Palomino

CRCD wants to invite you to this year's Cancer Symposium at Imperial Valley College. We are having the Valley's leaders in oncology all in one place! Dr.'s Ahmed, Oral, and Vakilian will present on topics ranging from cancer diagnosis, treatment, and clinical trials. We will also have Dr. Rodiles who's presidential appointment sees him leading healthcare between the US and Mexico as well as, a presentation by Dr. Estrada surrounding nutrition. This event is open to the public at no cost.

Event Details: 
Saturday, June 4th at IVC's new Science building (2700, auditorium). Registration opens at 8am. Presentations from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided. *Servicios de traduccion estaran disponibles para las personas que solamente hablan Español. 
RSVP with CRCD: 760 353-6571. We hope to see you there [please see the attached flyer image for details PM us with any questions or looking for .pdf version of this flyer] and please feel free to like, print, share, or post. 
‪#‎CRCDIV‬ ‪#‎IVCCRCD‬ ‪#‎IVCS2016‬ ‪#‎IVCancerSymposium2016‬

Pam Fun Run/Walk 5K

by Helen Palomino

In honor of Patricia Ann Medina, who dedicated herself to selfless service and helping others, all proceeds will go to support the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert and the Imperial Valley College Foundation on April Saturday 30th.  

Either run or walk 3.2 miles (5K) and after you cross the finish line join us for more fun in at the IVC Swimming Pool.

Come dressed in red/pink/black or white to support the cause!

Event details and schedule

5K start time will be 8am.  Regisration table will be open by 7am near the IVC sport fields complex, just west of the IVC Depaoli Sports Complex.  

The race course will start and end near the IVC track and will take runners in a fun jog around the beautiful fields near campus.  

Parking will be Free and the lots south of the gym will be the best to use.  Bring your registration email along with a swimsuit if you plan on swimming after the Fun|Run.

Start time - 8 : 00 AM

http://www.active.com/imperial-ca/running/distance-running-races/4th-annual-pam-5k-fun-run-walk-2016?int=72-3-A1

 

"Two Valleys, One Focus You" 2016 Campaign

by Helen Palomino

The third annual "Two Valleys, One Focus YOU" is a binational mammogram campaign partnered with Mujeres Que Viven in Mexicali. Ladies make your appointment today! 
** Call us for more information! **

For women who do not have health insurance, there is a program that does breast screening for free based on age. 

3:10 to Yuma Charity Bike Ride

by Helen Palomino

Date:  Saturday, February 27, 2016

Time: 7:00am

Location: Dillard's Parking Lot

On the day of the event, the main registration site for the 3:10 to Yuma Charity Bike Ride is in in the Dillard's parking lot at the Imperial Valley Mall.  Same day registrations starts at 6:30 a.m.  Ride starts at 8 a.m. This is not a race, but we would like everyone to start together.  There are two separate start lines: 60-mile ride from Imperial Valley Mall in El Centro to the Colorado River--4th Avenue exit in Yuma. The 30-mile ride starts where Highway 98 ends at Interstate 8 .

Proceeds go to the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert & Imperial Valley Velo Club

For more information visit: www.ivvelo.com or call 760-353-0571

For registration and more information visit: 

http://www.active.com/el-centro-ca/cycling/3-10-to-yuma-charity-bike-ride-2016

Registration:

  • $30 pre-registration until February 15, 2016. 

  •  After February 15, 2016, registration is $35.  (need early registration for ordering t-shirts and medals.)

Desert Lily Campaign 2016

by Helen Palomino

It's the time of the year for Desert Lily Campaign 2016!
Sales throughout January and February.

Orders must be turned in by March 2, 2015 for delivery beginning on March 8, 2016

Orders must be turned in by March 9, 2015 for delivery beginning on March 15, 2016

If you would like to support us, call us! You can be one of our sellers or simply purchase some flowers.  

CRCD Publication

by Helen Palomino

Published online on September 2015.  CRCD is proud to announce that this article is open for the public. CRCD, Helen Palomino, Diana Peacher, and Mercedes Watson collaborated with SDSU, School of Social Work and Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies and Services.  

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Molina Healthcare Champion Recognition

by Helen Palomino

Molina Healthcare has been doing this community champion recognition for some time but this event was the first one in Imperial Valley. We are proud for Ray Valenzuela as he was recognized as one of the three recipients! He makes us all very proud! Congratulations Ray! Ray selected CRCD as the agency of his choosing to donate.   We also want to congratulate Rita Cortez and Rosa Diaz as the other two recipients.  

Festival Sobreviviente de Cancer 2015

by Helen Palomino

Cada año CRCD y el comité del Campout eligen un tema diferente para el campamento. Este año elegimos "Honrar a nuestras estrellas." Y este año vamos a organizaremos el "Festival Sobreviviente de Cancer", este no será un Campout como le hemos venido realizando en años anteriores.

CRCD te invita a participar al evento de la alfombra roja, donde honraremos a nuestros sobrevivientes por las enseñanzas que nos han otorgado convirtiéndose en los personajes principales y las estrellas que protagonizan nuestra película de vida; también recordaremos a nuestras estrellas que se han adelantando en este viaje.

Por favor, haznos saber si tu directamente estás dispuesto / disponible para ayudar en nuestro evento o si conoces a alguien que quiera y pueda sumarse a este fabuloso evento.
Vamos a necesitar toda la ayuda que podamos conseguir!
Llámenos al (760) 353 6571 para que podamos tomar tu información.

Cancer Survivor Fest 2015

by Helen Palomino

Every year CRCD and the Campout committee choose a different theme for the campout. This year we are “Honoring our Stars.” And this year we will be having a Cancer Survivor Fest, not a regular Campout.

CRCD invites you to participate in this year red carpet event where we honor our survivors and remember those who passed by honoring them for who they are; as the main character and the star that they portray on our life movie.

Please let us know if you're willing/available to help at our event. 
We are going to need all the help we can get! 
Give us a call to (760)353 6571 so we can take your information.


Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group: A Space for Expression, Relief

by Helen Palomino

As patient navigator that CRCD counts with, and one of the facilitators of the AVON/Pfizer program, I have learned many things from both the Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) patients and their caregivers.

I’ve realized the amount of support they need; a support that hadn’t been in place. Thanks to the grant we received from AVON/Pfizer, we were able to open this space for these women and their loved ones. We are able to offer support groups, follow-up calls, and even home visits.

This past session, we invited a psychologist from Mexicali so that we could all learn from Laugh Therapy. These ladies had fun, they laughed, and they learned a new technique that can help them get through one more day. Our sessions are not always, filled with sadness, tears, and anger they can also be filled with joy, laughs, and overall support.

A space where they can express themselves without worrying about judgment. A space that is filled with complete respect. Just as these women and their loved ones are receiving this amazing support, I would like every MBC patient to receive it.

Aday Urias, BSW

Patient Navigator

For more information about our support group, please visit us:

Cancer Resource Center of the Desert

444 S 8th ST Suite B-3

El Centro, CA 92243

Tel. 760-353-6571 Fax. 760-353-6281

www.crcdinc.org