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Stand With Estela Fund gives major grant to Rio Grande Cancer Foundation

October 11, 2018
Stand With Estela Fund gives major grant to Rio Grande Cancer Foundation

TV personality and cancer fighter ESTELA CASAS presented a $17,500 check today to the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation from the Stand With Estela Fund in the El Paso Community Foundation.

The major grant will provide much-needed assistance to women fighting breast cancer. Grants will be made in the form of $250 gift cards, which may be used to help with transportation, medical deductibles, wigs, compression sleeves and gloves, and other necessities they might not otherwise be able to afford.

Those needing assistance may apply online beginning today at, and (see box at right).

The Stand With Estela Fund was established in the El Paso Community Foundation on September 28, 2017 after Estela announced her second journey with cancer. The Stand with Estela Fund has distributed more than $140,000 to women fighting breast cancer in the El Paso community.

The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation has provided more than $11 million in services since its creation in 1996. Its mission is to reduce the burden of cancer in our community with a variety of programs and services for those battling cancer in the El Paso area.

Pictured from left are Rio Grande Cancer Foundation Board President Jeanne Foskett, Rio Grande Cancer Foundation Executive Director Patty Tiscareno, Estela Casas, El Paso Community Foundation Vice President of Donor Relations Kathrin Berg and El Paso Community Foundation President and CEO Eric Pearson.