Dear Friends,

Let’s make it a party! It is time to show up for the community with delicious food! Open Kitchen is proud to be a part of the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico’s 16th Annual Sweetheart Auction!  The popular event, which traditionally takes place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on one night in February, has evolved into a week-long celebration accessed through the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico website. VIP registration OPENED on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The festivities include: a silent auction with 425 auction lots, a Dream Vacation Raffle, a gala program (including uplifting patient and provider stories, exclusive celebrity appearances and performances, heartwarming tribute, and memorial videos), and a paddle-raiser.

Open Kitchen has created a special “Heart Healthy Feast” Dinner as part of the Sweetheart Auction festivities on February 11, 2021.  20% of the proceeds will be contributed to the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico. We appreciate your support!

About the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico

Founded in 2003, the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which has as its mission “to help save lives by providing needed support to enable every northern New Mexican with cancer to access treatment in Santa Fe.” No patient who qualifies financially for our assistance has ever been turned away.

The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico is proud to report that 85% of every dollar spent is dedicated to patient services. In the past year, the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico accomplished the following with last year’s Sweetheart Auction revenue:

  • Supported 28,841 patient visits*
  • Reimbursed 473,323 transportation miles
  • Provided 727 lodging nights
  • Supplied 1,372 grocery cards to enable patients to eat nutritionally while they are undergoing treatment
  • To all cancer patients, regardless of financial need, CFFNM offered support groups and volunteer hospitality during treatment

*Please note: Due to COVID-19 protocols, telehealth visits have supplemented in-person visits for many patients

Thank you and please help us spread the words!

Open Kitchen Sweetheart Auction Meal Registration deadline by February 5th!
Register NOW: Open Kitchen Virtual Sweetheart Auction Dinner – February 11th (