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Posted by on May 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Whoa-man!


Pink Lotus Breast Center
| New York Times Article: My Medical Choice

“Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus.

“All I want for is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family.” -Brad Pitt

Jolie on a humanitarian visit to the Congo in the midst of mastectomy process – The Telegraph

April 2, Jolie Pays Tribute to Malala Yousafzai, Donates $200,000 to Fund Named After Pakistani Student Activist – Eonline

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Strings for a CURE: Where the Arts meet Humanities

Posted by on January 30, 2013 | 2 comments

McGarvey-participates-in-StringsforaCurePerformance image via RyanMcGarvey.com

New Mexico’s own resident Guitar God, Ryan McGarvey has teamed with the innovative, life-enriching organization StringsforaCURE™, saying:

“I’m so incredibly honored to work with this organization, and to help for such a worthy cause. Please take a look at the great pieces of jewelry that they were able to make from my guitar strings. All proceeds go to help those with breast cancer.”

Elisa Guida, a two-time breast cancer survivor and jewelry designer, transforms guitar strings into one-of-a-kind bracelets, earrings, pendants and rings. Net proceeds are used to fund the foundation’s efforts to educate, comfort and support cancer patients. The foundation focuses primarily on helping those with breast cancer.

The StringsforaCURE™ Foundation helps women and men diagnosed with cancer, primarily breast. Our mission is to provide education, comfort and support to cancer patients, focusing on the breast cancer patient. We help the patient directly by providing gas, grocery or pharmacy gift cards. We also provide educational materials, comfort baskets and medical grants. We want to ease the burden during their cancer journey. We raise awareness on how important nutrition and wellness plays a part in the recovery of the cancer patient.

National and international musicians donate their used guitar strings to StringsforaCURE™, and I transform them into one-of-a-kind bracelets, earrings, pendants and rings. We also raise funds through our online Virtual Quilt, our Pennies2Patients Program and Pickin’ On Cancer fundraiser and also through private donations.

My dream is to recruit many nationally known musicians – including Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, among many others – to donate their strings to the foundation. We have received strings from several famous musicians, such as Jon Bon Jovi, Melissa Etheridge, Paul Rodgers, Joe Bonamassa to mention a few. -Elisa Guida, Executive Director

The StringsforaCURE foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, and a Green Foundation. Their jewelry is made in the U.S.A. with net proceeds used to fund the foundation’s efforts to educate, comfort and support cancer patients.

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Fattiest Fifty:

Posted by on October 19, 2012 | Comments Off on Fattiest Fifty:

A New Mexico fave is high on the fast list, as Health.com outs some of the least healthy (yet delicious) options state by state.

Alabama: Bacon-wrapped Meatloaf

Alaska: Eskimo Ice Cream

Arizona: Quadruple Bypass Burger

Arkansas: Catfish

California: In-N-Out Double Double Burger

Colorado: Jack-N-Grill’s 7-pound breakfast burritos

Connecticut: 2-foot-long hot dog

Delaware: Deep-fried pastry

Florida: Empanadas

Georgia: Luther Burger

Hawaii: Loco Moco

Idaho: Bacon bleu cheese dressing

Illinois: Deep-dish pizza

Indiana: Fried-brain Sandwich

Iowa: Hot Beef Sundae

Kansas: Charred Ends

Kentucky: KFC’s Double down

Louisiana: Beignet

Maine: Lobster roll

Maryland: Smith Island Cake

Massachusetts: Chocolate chip cookies

Michigan: BLT

Minnesota: Dairy Queen’s FlameThrower GrillBurger

Mississippi: Mud pie

Missouri: Hardee’s 2/3 lb. monster thickburger

Montana: Rocky Mountain Oysters

Nebraska: Eskimo Pie

Nevada: Buffets

New Hampshire: New England clam chowder

New Jersey: Fat Darrell

New Mexico: Frito Pie

New York: Garbage plate

North Carolina: Livermush

North Dakota: Fleischküchle

Ohio: Bob Evans’ Sausage Biscuit Bowl

Oklahoma: Chicken fried steak

Oregon: Brunchbox’s Redonkadonk

Pennsylvania: Philly Cheesesteak

Rhode Island: New York system hot wieners

South Carolina: Turducken

South Dakota: Frybread

Tennessee: Ruby Tuesday’s triple prime bacon cheddar burger

Texas: Corn dog

Utah: Scone

Vermont: Ben & Jerry’s Vermonster

Virginia: Ham

Washington: Crab Louis Salad

West Virginia: Hillbilly Hotdogs’ 10-pound burger

Wisconsin: Deep-fried cheese curds

Wyoming: Lamb

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Posted by on June 28, 2012 | Comments Off on Video of the Day:

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Goodbye Meow the Cat

Posted by on May 7, 2012 | Comments Off on Goodbye Meow the Cat
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Pobre Meow. Last month El Gato Gordito made his way onto the world’s stage (well national television), and even on to the lap of America’s greatest talk show host, Anderson Cooper.

Now the famous tabby from Santa Fe, New Mexico is no more. After the whirl-wind press tour in which Meow’s plight to beat the bulge was made public, Meow was back home in NM, where he had been turned in to the Santa Fe Humane Society by his elderly owner whom could no longer care for him.

The Humane Society immediately set about with a regimen designed to save Meow’s life by aiming to cut down his morbidly obese weight, of 39 lbs. by at least 10.

Unfortunately, Meow lost his fight against the weight over the weekend. Santa Fe Animal Shelter executive director Mary Martin released the following announcement via facebook this morning:

Dear Friends,

I am devastated to share with you that the respiratory distress that Meow was experiencing last week (the reason we did not do his weigh-in) took his life at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. The Shelter staff – along with all those who met Meow during his short time with us – mourn his passing. As many of you are aware, Meow began wheezing last Thursday in his foster home, Dr. Jen began trying to sort out the problem, at first considering the possibility of asthma associated with his weight. She started treatment immediately to ease his breathing and, when Meow didn’t improve, she sought additional help for him from our emergency specialty hospital and an additional private veterinary hospital. Although four different veterinarians worked with Meow, we were unable to stop the progression of what turned out to be pulmonary failure. Meow had been doing so well in his foster home; walking up stairs and seeking affection – that it is so very hard to believe he is gone. We will forever be grateful for the attention Meow’s size brought to pet obesity and to animal shelters across the country. We are especially grateful to all of you who fell in love with this charming cat – as we did – and were so very interested in his progress and success.
With gratitude,
Mary Martin

Sweet, furry reminder of the toll weight takes on the body. And with all due respect proof that even the healing hands of Anderson Cooper cannot save a losing battle.

Adios Meow. Rest in peace and may your story save many lives, feline and otherwise.

LA Times | Daily Mail UK | Fox News | New York Post

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Max Muscle, New Mexico Style

Posted by on August 29, 2011 | Comments Off on Max Muscle, New Mexico Style

This whole lotta good looks and drive is now OFFICIALLY the picture of health for Max Muscle!

You’ve seen him on “Crash the series” or guest starring as “Shank” on In Plain Sight – now NM’s Own Vince McDaniel will be making his first public appearance in his latest role as spokesbodyperson for Max Muscle Sports Nutrition.

Tuesday August 30, 2011

Max Muscle Albuquerque
4400 Wyoming N.E.
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Come join him as he will be taking promotional pictures for his new Max Muscle Albuquerque campaign with friends and celebrity guests. The Albuquerque Journal will be on site interviewing Vince along with local TV stations.

“I realize how big this opportunity is. It allows me to be seen on a totally different level, one I have only dreamed of. I must follow the plan that has been laid out for me in order to be more healthy in every day life and to be more successful on film. Max Muscle Albuquerque is a great organization with a great philosophy, to look better naked! ” – Vince McDaniel

Go New Mexico! Support our local talent!


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Posted by on August 11, 2011 | Comments Off on 94 ROCKS MS

If you like the boys of 94ROCK or if you’ve ever wanted to kick their a** here’s your chance to help them out with a worthy cause while watching them whip it good!

Join the Swami Rob Team as he and Phil Mahoney buckle down and BIKE MS.

Tomorrow during the 94 Rock Morning Show Rob’s Team will attempt a 94 mile stationary ride to raise funds and awareness for the fight to create a world without Multiple Sclerosis.

So, if you like me are not much of a doer, this is a great opportunity to support those who do while helping to eradicate a mean disease that takes so much from those who so want to.

“I’m gonna hurt like a sonofab*tch tomorrow, but not nearly as bad as some of my friends who suffer from this disease do…” – Swami

It’s a can’t-miss-a-thon for the ages so get your tired butts down there to cheer theirs on 6 – 10 a.m. at Defined Fitness on Juan Tabo! Be a part of the team here.

The National MS Society is currently ramping-up their PEDAL LOS PUEBLOS 2011 in Northern New Mexico find out more and join the crusade here.

Devo – Whip It by jpdc11

From the team:

Help Our Team Move Toward a World Without MS!

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive neurological disease that affects people in many different ways. It could be paralysis one day, loss of vision the next or impaired memory the day after that. Living with MS means living with uncertainty.

When it comes to MS, only two things are certain:

· Another American is newly diagnosed every hour of every day.

· Many people are joining the movement toward a world free of MS including me.

Why We’re Biking

We’ve registered for the Bike MS: Pedal los Pueblos 2011 because we want to experience a great, organized ride, and to help the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS and their families lead powerful lives. We believe in the work they do and want to be part of it.

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Guess This Mess: Eat Edition

Posted by on August 5, 2011 | 5 comments

Ladies FYI Victoria Beckham née Adams aka Posh Spice is the only woman in the world with clearance from the aliens to perpetrate their look and make it work.

And by “make it work”, I’m talking to you LeAnn. No matter how skinny you get, or how you manipulate those bolt-ons, or how many diamond rings you buy yourself, your husband‘s fidelity is up for grabs – as demonstrated by his cheating ways, as perpetrated with you!

Guilt mixed with insecurity – it’s a helluva drug. And I for one believe that THIS IS NOT THE LOOK. Please drop the Jack Skellington look and eat something like a heaping bowl of self confidence!

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Liberate Your Crazy Bitch!

Posted by on July 3, 2011 | Comments Off on Liberate Your Crazy Bitch!

From our sisters in bitchery:

“Let’s face it Ladies… Sometimes you act like a Crazy Bitch… you don’t know why and you can’t help it. We know, we’ve been there! At times like this you need a little help… and no, not psychological help!

We know that when you are feeling good you make the world a better place. So take a moment to have a cup of tea and a laugh with assurance that this formula was created with the greater good in mind, and remember… you really only want to unleash your inner Crazy Bitch when you need her!

Our Master Tea Blender and sister Crazy Bitch, Lynn Higgin, has created this special formula to assist you in maintaining balance and reclaiming your divine feminine power. Blended with love and acceptance, the ingredients included in this tea were specifically chosen to gently maintain your body’s natural balance, particularly when taken at regular intervals.”

This crazy bitch strongly recommends taking two, and not calling anyone till’ morning…but seriously any love potion brewed with helpful and caring intent sings of independence worth celebrating to me!

Help celebrate this Albuquerque based New Mexico business by casting your VOTE for them in the nationwide Independence Day contest by Entrepreneur Magazine showcasing independent business owners!!!

Go New Mexico – and calm that crazy bitch in all of us!

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Twitter Tix Giveaway – New Mexico Marijuana and Healing Expo

Posted by on June 11, 2011 | Comments Off on Twitter Tix Giveaway – New Mexico Marijuana and Healing Expo

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The Facts Are These

Posted by on May 24, 2011 | Comments Off on The Facts Are These

Love it, hate it or debate it Medical Marijuana is here New Mexico! As we’ve brought you here the first ever Medical Marijuana Natural Healing Expo is on its way. Get informed, involved and active by participating in the upcoming expo here.

And make your voice heard TOMORROW

Notice of Public Hearing:

The New Mexico Department of Health will hold a Medical Cannabis Advisory Board meeting to review and recommend to the department the approval of additional debilitating medical conditions that would benefit from the medical use of cannabis. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Harold Runnels Building Auditorium, located at 1190 St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Repost: Have You Reserved an Egg Today?

Posted by on May 5, 2011 | One comment

It looks like the national crusade for abstinence has a new face on the same old, young spokesperson. “Teen advocate” Bristol Palin showed off her new Kardash-like locks, framing a very different looking mug today on Good Morning America.

The abstinence preacher appears to have been Gretta Van Susterened – but unlike the adult news anchor who drew the YOWZAS from her audience and beyond when she got all life-style lift like, Palin may now also be seen as an advocate for major and pricey cosmetic makeovers if not full facial reconstruction for those just out of their teens.

Glass Soapbox: Protect and Reserve

Originally Posted on November 8, 2010

Preserve an egg, reserve an egg…the precious human ova (above) – Unfertilized, unharmed, unailed.

Females are born with their ovaries and all of the approximately 2 million “eggs” they will ever have, which formed in the second trimester of fetal development.

And as I’ve regaled you with before, the highest U.S. birth rates are recorded in July and August translating to most impregnations occurring in and around November.

That is why today’s been officially designated (in my mind) as “Preserve an Egg Day”, it is this day in “Zip Your Pants and Close Your Legs” (ZPCL) MONTH that I invite you to talk with girls and women in your life to remind them of just how precious every one of their millions of ova really are.

With us since before our own birth and with us til death when brought forth as to become another human being. It’s your body, it’s your call – reserve that egg or step-up in a big, big way. You seminal carriers are invited and celebrated over these holidays too!

Please refrain from unleashing your insemination if you can’t make what springs forth as a result the center of your universe and/or if your ovarian target isn’t already the most important person in your life.

Lastly, you know those horrific news reports of what goes on in this world? From the disgruntling to the completely disturbing? Spare everyone some of that by preserving an egg today!

Related: World Peace, World Day Day, Seminal Carriers, Causes, Health

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Call For: Kush Bunnies and Hemp Men

Posted by on May 4, 2011 | 2 comments

The first annual Medical Marijuana Health & Healing Expo of New Mexico is coming!

This epic, first-time ever event of its kind for New Mexico is being put together to educate and aid those who have a condition(s) that allows them to legally use Medical Marijuana as a safe alternative to Western Medicine.

Organizers are currently seeking beautiful men and women to be Kush Bunnies and Hemp Men for the event!

Selected talent will be presenting event materials to the thousands expected to attend!

Contact staffers here with interest and availability.

Find out more about advance ticket sales, Booth Space, Advertising opportunities and more here.

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Check ’em if you’ve got ’em!

Posted by on April 26, 2011 | Comments Off on Check ’em if you’ve got ’em!

It’s Not Breast Cancer Awareness Month…but, if you or anyone you know has boobies, every day is a great day to remember to keep-up with breast health.

The New Mexico Department of Health offers the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program:

The BCC Program provides age-appropriate accepted standard-of-care breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to eligible low-income women statewide.”

  • Are age 30 years or older
  • Have no health insurance
  • Have health insurance with deductibles and/or co-pays that are too high
  • Do not have Medicare Part B or full New Mexico Medicaid

Call the BCC Program’s bilingual, toll-free information line to find out if you may be eligible, and to find the nearest BCC medical provider(s) in your city or area to contact.


More New Mexico Cancer awareness resources and events:

Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico – 2011 Walk for Dad
ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Fundraiser – By the Duke City Darlins
New Mexico Colorectal Cancer Program – NM Dept. of Health
ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – via 100.3 The Peak Team
NFHF 21st Annual Celebration of Hope Luncheon – Education & Support Benefit

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Pigeonhole This

Posted by on February 18, 2011 | One comment

Bert is gonna be all over this – Like Mayor Berry (a.k.a. The Duke) on pigeon poop, Sesame Street’s resident pigeon lover may soon be on the case!

Much like Susana Martinez and Jan Brewer before her, poo-pooing all over human rights the immigrant situation, an infestation of pigeons are crapping hazards down all over our fair city and the government is about to intervene (with our input).

Mayor Berry & co. want to control the pigeon situation for our protection. The birds are over breeding causing health and safety concerns for the Q and beyond.

Bert is not likely gonna sit for any of this. Not only is he open to all race, creed, color, orientation and fabrics, he also LOVES the poop machines that are pigeons.

We expect a certain long faced, orange nosed celebrity sighting of the muppet variety in the Q shortly, as The Duke will soon put out the force on pigeon hoarders, boarders and subsidizors.

Keep your eyes peeled for Bert wearing an “FTS” sticker on his iconic stripped shirt over classic white Turtle-neck. He’s sure to protest at city hall with an entire flock of his feathered lovers in tow.

In the meantime read-up on the problems pigeons unleash on our fair city here and submit thoughtful and realistic ideas on how to control the pigeon population here before the fuzzy-white-haired, friend to all animal friends, Bob Barker descends and is mistakenly taken out by a hunt-happy Sarah Palin on her next visit here to endorse something Susana.

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State Address Pits Film Against Classroom

Posted by on January 18, 2011 | 4 comments

UPDATE 1/19/11: KOB-TV Fact Check on *hot button statement in Governor Martinez’s State of the State ATTACK ON FILM Address here.

While Louisiana, Texas and the very birthplace of “Hollywood”, among other states ramp-up their Film Incentives (already landing several projects that have pulled out of NM due to the uncertainty of state film futures) to COMPETE with New Mexico, our new leader proposes lowering our incentives and ranking as a leader in global Film Production, i.e. sending NM film jobs and revenue to our competitors.

“In order to protect classroom spending in education and basic health care for those most in need we must find savings elsewhere. That’s why I propose reducing the state’s film subsidy from 25 percent to 15 percent, which is where it first started. This has been incorrectly referred to as a tax credit. It has nothing to do with taxes. The way it works is when a film is made in the state, New Mexico taxpayers cover 25 percent of the costs. It’s a simple and straight-forward subsidy – 25 cents on the dollar. And it’s been taken advantage of … One film company spent $100,000 chartering an actor’s private jet and New Mexico *taxpayers paid $25,000 of it.

–  Governor Susana Martinez, State of the State Address 1/18/11  Source

This very intentional and direct link obviously means that there is absolutely no other way to provide health care and improve education in the state but to effectively annihilate the New Mexico Film Industry…

Except for maybe those ideas forwarded to our Governess upon her invitation to do so (@ CutWasteTips@state.nm.us) that are not being taken into consideration.

Let’s send film into the open arms of the 43 other states clamoring for it before any comprehensive “audits” of the programs, which she campaigned on, are conducted…

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Posted by on January 3, 2011 | Comments Off on HELLO Mamí

It’s a New Year and everybody will be bombarded with “new you” images – Well we don’t subscribe to that, but we do subscribe to THIS!

Fitness Model Robin Decker can whip your a** into shapes that will mystify, train your mentality towards a healthier lifestyle and/or you can just be dazzled and inspired by her rockin’ physic for the next 12 months (that’s what we’re doin’).

“Robin Decker is a mother, figure & bikini competitor, model, writer, and a martial arts student. For most of her life she suffered from eating disorders, but is now recovered & striving to help others use her methods to get and stay healthy.

Robin is a Fitness & Nutrition Coach, Certified in Personal Training & Sports Nutrition, and is currently a student in Psychology & Nutrition/Dietetics.

Her goal is to be a role model to many around the world and to help one person at a time reach their health and fitness goals, beat their disorder, if they have one- whatever it may be, and to find peace through exercise and a healthful relationship with food.

Robin is very dedicated to helping each person with their goals, addressing their needs like no other!

Robin provides her clients with personalized meal plan & vitamin regimens, as well as individualized exercise plans- based on their goals & physical needs.

Not one of Robin’s clients gets a generic plan, EVER!” – Hot Bodz By Robin

Click here to get Robin’s 2011 Official Calendar…

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Rally for Awareness Ride for Life

Posted by on October 16, 2010 | Comments Off on Rally for Awareness Ride for Life

From the organizers:

You can help the YWCA to continue to provide life-saving mammograms to women in need. We have reached nearly 210,000 women through our program since 1994. BUT NOW, THE COMMUNITY’S NEED HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER!

Join us for an inspirational fundraising rally beginning at 9:00 am with registration and breakfast at the YWCA’s Piñon Canyon Center in Tijeras. Riders will cruise by beautiful ponderosa forests in the east mountains, ending up at Billy’s Long Bar on San Mateo in Albuquerque!

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Rx Chronic Chocolate Going the way of Microsoft…

Posted by on August 11, 2010 | One comment

…and that way is the hell outta N.M.

Veteran New Mexico chocolatier Scott Van Rixel has applied to trademark “Bhang, the original cannabis chocolate,” for his premium chocolate, medicinal confectionery.

New Mexico will be missing out on the buck from the Bhang because state laws currently prohibit the production of marijuana into the chocolate delivery system as developed by Van Rixel and his industry partner Robert Martin, Ph.D.

Furthermore because of Federal interstate commerce laws when the pair are basically forced to abscond from the state to manufacture their recipe elsewhere it won’t even be available to New Mexico where it is approved for administration as medical treatment for a long list of ailments and diseases.

Much ado about red tape which reminds me of my favorite Val Kilmer performance ever where he spins the tale of how the Microsoft trademark like “Bhang, the original cannabis chocolate,” has its origin in Nuevo México who’s binding it up and kicking it to Cali.

The antioxidant rich, medicinal stuff may not hit the market making Van Rixel & Co. the Bill Gates of reffer meds, but it’s a shame to see a good business man/plan have to go.

Photo credits: KRQE and Eric Williams via the Weekly Alibi

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Knowing is Living – Walk for Your Man

Posted by on June 7, 2010 | One comment

Originally posted April 19, 2010

When the patriarch of our family was first diagnosed in the early stages of prostate cancer it was oddly sobering when a very sexy scientist told me that most men will be affected by prostate cancer at some point in their life.

Maybe not so odd when you consider that the number one thought of comfort to fearful flyers is that they are not alone on their flight (even above their faith), and like air travel you don’t have to fly alone in your fight against cancer.

Fact is, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men after lung – but fortunately it is one of the most treatable.

Unfortunately, a walk to the Doc’s office isn’t always the easiest to take or make with or for you or your man. NM’s Own Joe Diaz is at the helm in spreading awareness of early detection, treatment and support for affected families.

Join Joe and the Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico (pcsanm.org) on Saturday June 12 for the first annual 5k Prostate Cancer Awareness Walk.

Location: Balloon Fiesta Park
5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway

Cost: $25/Person
$20 per person for a team of 2
or more

Tie a blue ribbon on and take care of you, yours and our community by participating.

Visit The Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico for all the details. Register online here. Join their Facebook Group.

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