Celebration of Life Foundation

A Word From Jeff

I always say I am blessed with God's wishes! One of those wishes is giving back to the people and community that helped me so many years ago. 29 years seems like such a long time ago, but every day I think back to Dr. Jaffe's words, "My son, I truly believe you now have an 80% chance of surviving Cancer over the next 10 years."

I was only 17, and even then I knew Cancer was not going to take me! In a way he was right, as I am among the first generation to survive Cancer for more than 10 years. My own grandfather, A.D. Melendres, never stood a chance of beating Cancer just 60 years ago, but today millions of survivors now live well over that 10 year mark. Everyday, kids at the UNM Children's Hospital wonder what lies in store for them, just as I once did.

This is why I started the Jeff Apodaca, Celebration of Life Fund, to help those kids see their potential. It was the time I spent at the Children's Hospital and Cancer Center that has given me the chance to celebrate more than 29 years of living and seeing what my future was all about. Thanks to hundreds of friends and supporters, we have been able to raise more than $1,000,000 and develop the Jeff Apodaca, Celebration of Life Scholarships , Jeff Apodaca Multi–Media Center, and the educational and entertainment programs at the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital. The Jeff Apodaca Multi–Media Center opened September of 2007, which will be located in the Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion in the new wing of the UNM Children’s Hospital.

I thank everyone that has helped us over the years, as without your support we would never have been able to help the children at the UNM Children's Hospital look forward to their future.

God Bless,

JA/CofL & UNMCH are 501c(3), all proceeds are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law

It’s been 10 years since we first began the Jeff Apodaca, Celebration of Life Fundraiser and we have reached our goal of opening the Jeff Apodaca Multi-Media, which opened on Friday, September 28th, 2007. We could not have done this without you and your generosity. We will continue to raise money for the educational and entertainment programs as well as the scholarships each year. Your continued support is a life saver to the children of New Mexico.

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Donate Today

We could not do this without your help as your donation is critical to the support of the Jeff Apodaca Multi-Media Center, our scholarship and entertainment programs at the UNM Children’s Hospital. Any amount is helpful to us and tax deductible to you!

Make checks payable to:

Jeff Apodaca, Celebration of Life Fund
UNMH Development Office
700 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

For more information, call Denise Coddiy, 
event coordinator, at 505-277-5685

JA/CofL & UNMCH are 501c(3), all proceeds are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law

Get In Touch

Albuquerque Campaign Headquarters
8300 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
Contact: Rafael Reyes 1-505-363-5885

South Valley, Albuquerque
Campaign Headquarters

2711 Isleta SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
Contact: Stella Padilla 1-505-920-2861

Farmington Campaign Headquarters
315 N Auburn Ave (at Paddock Caterers)
Farmington, NM 87401
Contact: Pete Valencia 1-505-401-1459

Santa Fe Campaign Headquarters
2019 Galisteo Street, Suite 4E
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact: Marlene Schwalje 1-505-577-4613

Las Cruces Campaign Headquarters
136 S. Water Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Contact: Joann Vullo 1-915-490-5786

Official Mailing Address
8100 Wyoming Blvd. NE, STE. 4M-307
Albuquerque, NM 87113

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