You are invited to become a Founding member of this special giving campaign honoring Leslie's commitment to Health, Empowerment, and Awareness of gynecological cancers. A strong and empowered woman battling ovarian cancer named Leslie Hoelzel helped develop The GCAP and was a founding board member. Unfortunately, Leslie lost her battle with this disease in 2013. As a nurse who has cared for many gynecological cancer patients, I know what a difference between early diagnosis and awareness of symptoms can have in this fight. I am committed to Leslie and the success of The GCAP. With your help, we can continue to fund awareness and support activities related to gynecological cancer. Today I am asking you to join me by donating to the Leslie Hoelzel Founders Campaign. Show your commitment to Leslie and the many women affected by gynecological cancer by donating a gift of $1,000 or more. Leslie helped create The GCAP for you, for me, and all women. She encouraged women to take control of their health, and The GCAP continues her legacy. Past contributions to The GCAP have made a difference in many lives affected by this challenging set of diseases. Thank you for helping The GCAP make great strides in our collective fight against gynecological cancer.
Amy Gundelach, RN, MSN, AG-CNS-BC, OCN
This is a campaign run by The GCAP Board of Directors for the purpose of developing capital for the sustainability of The GCAP. Examples of capital goods include buildings, machines, equipment, furniture, and fixtures. The GCAP has a goal to own or lease office space and a place to have support groups and other activities for people affected by gynecological cancers. This will enable The GCAP to be in a facility that is comforting and comfortable while conducting The GCAP business. Every other year the board hosts a special event called the Founders Event.
Quick and easy, use our online donation form to make a donation of $1,000 or more to obtain founder status.
Send check Payable to "SRIC":
PO Box 4524
Albuquerque, NM, 87196
(SRIC is The GCAP's fiscal sponsor)
Invest in The GCAP through United Way by designating The GCAP as your charity of choice.
"In May 2013, I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and joined women, young, mature and elderly, whose worlds have been shaken and realities altered. That was one of the most difficult times in my life. My family and I were devastated with the news, especially since the cancer was found at such a late stage.
I was forced into a world full of surgery, pain, uncertainty and fear. Eventually I would begin my chemotherapy treatment. It was during this period in my life that I was fortunately introduced to the Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project (GCAP). I was blessed to benefit from the services that GCAP provides. Most importantly, I was able to meet and talk with other women who were going through the same journey. I made a promise I would volunteer for GCAP as soon as I was well enough to do so.
As promised, I have been volunteering with GCAP since 2014, including serving for 5 years as GCAP’s Board Chair. The GCAP gave me the opportunity to help other women and their families, just like GCAP helped me. Unfortunately for me, the ovarian cancer returned in 2019. This time, though, I was equipped with knowledge, a strong network, and resources because of my involvement with GCAP."
"While in treatment, the friendship of women who understood my journey was of immense help to me. We shared notes, tears, laughter, and bad jokes and funny ones. Women with cancer are an immediate sisterhood while every case is unique and demanding. We appeal to you to join us as a Founding Donor. The GCAP has several successful annual events to fund services; however, we still need generous philanthropists to expand outreach to help NM women with cancer and help other women prevent cancer or recognize symptoms early. The earlier cancer is diagnosed the better the survival rate with quality of life. The GCAP provides essential information, social and emotional support, direct aid to those who need it (often seniors) and caring. It is essential work!"
Leslie Hoelzel (19??-2012)
Our founding donors have given faithfully to support GCAP. Each year when a founder donates more, they rise in the levels of recognition and benefits. Their cumulative donations have helped many women in NM over the years.
Laurel McGinty, MD
Sandy and Norm Ruth
Anonymous Donor (1)
Kim Griffith in Memory of Leslie Hoelzel
Don Hewitt in Memory of Mary Hewitt
Beverly Gross in Memory of Mary Hewitt
Luis Padilla Paz, MD and Alana Williams, MD
Victor Vigil, MD and Justina in Honor of All Cancer Patients
Becky and Andy Kozubal
Radiology Associates of NM
Petroglyph Pathology Associates
Dr. Leo and Martha Twiggs
Grace Wenk in Memory of Becky Wenk
Dr. Carolyn Muller and Robert Brumfield
Watch our 2020 Founders Event!
Our next event is on October 23rd from 10:00-11:30 AM! Join us for a Topic Discussion on Self-Advocacy, hosted by Colleen Sullivan-Moore from Cancer Support Now. Survivors and Caregivers of ALL cancers are welcome.