CAPPED (Cancer Awareness, Prevalence, Prevention and Early Detection)

Mailing Address: 907 New York Avenue, Alamogordo, NM 88310
County of Location: Otero
NTEE Code: B- Education, E- Health Care, G- Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Mission Statement:

CAPPED, Inc. is a grass-roots 501(c)(3) New Mexico non-profit organization dedicated to providing primary cancer prevention education and support services for the people of New Mexico.

Vision Statement:

CAPPED will change medical care from crisis intervention to health promotion in New Mexico.

Primary Programs:

CAPPED Angel Fund: Provides up to $500 to uninsured and underinsured low income individuals for cancer related diagnostic tests and treatments.

CAPPED Mammography Program: Educates and provides free screening mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women in Otero and Lincoln counties, community outreach to bring underserved women into the NM Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.

CAPPED Sun Safe Program: Presentation on Sun Safety conducted in grades k-3 throughout Otero county. We have reached more than 20,000 children with the message of respect and responsibility for sun exposure in the past 6 years.

CAPPED Computer Learning Center / Cancer Topics Lending Library: Provides Internet based access to the most current cancer information from the most reputable sites on the Internet. Clients are guided by trained Volunteers and staff to get the information they need.

Whole Foods Nutrition Classes: 5-6 week classes which teach people how to cook healty "real" foods like fish, fresh vegetables, whole grans, etc. --- quickly and easily. We have 2-3 generations that do not know how to cook "real" foods and we must educate if we are to transform into a healthy society again.

Community Presentation: Vision of Health: The history, current programs and vision for the future health.

Age Appropriate Cancer Screening: Casen Therapy Doll Program: Role playing doll for children. One-to-One Support Services: Survivors and loved ones.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Lincoln, Otero
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $100,000 - $249,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Tresa VanWinkle, RN / Executive Director

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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