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2nd Annual Stand With Estela Casas Foundation 5k Walk & Run

Inaugural SWECCF 5k

Courage. Hope. Transformation.

No one fights alone. Thousands gathered at Ascarate Park in El Paso for the 2nd annual Stand with Estela Casas Cancer Foundation 5K to honor and remember the women who fought bravely, celebrate those who completed their journey and encourage the women currently fighting breast cancer.

Thank you to Viva Auto Group, MOC Central, Greater Texas Ford Dealers, Desert Imaging and all of our sponsors for believing in the work the foundation does in the Borderland. The Stand with Estela Casas Cancer Foundation is committed to raising awareness about breast cancer and donating mammograms to our underserved community.

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Stand With Estela Casas High Tea event

Fascinators, fun and friendship. Viva Auto Group is proud to stand with the Stand with Estela Casas Cancer Foundation during High Tea at Paso del Norte Hotel. Dozens of people showed up to share clotted cream and crumpets to raise money that's reinvested in the community in the form of free mammograms and other cancer screenings for uninsured women and men in our community.

Stand With Estela Casas Foundation Scholarship Event

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Desert Imaging Patient Receives First Mammogram Through Stand With Estela Casas Cancer Foundation

3D Mammogram Give-Away at UMC

Drive-thru mammogram and flu vaccine giveaway during pandemic

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Bags of Hope

EL PASO, Texas -- During the month of October, a $20 raffle ticket could land you a $2,000 purse.

"These purses are just amazing," said Estela Casas, former ABC-7 anchor. "Look at this, it's pink inside!"

Shine on El Paso and Bags of Hope partnered with Stand with Estela to launch the October fundraiser. There are a total of five purses from Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Louis Vuitton and a Christian Louboutin. The price ranges from $400 to $2,000. All proceeds will go to the Stand with Estela fund. The money all goes to Borderland women fighting breast cancer. "The moment that I was diagnosed, of course, I had a tough time accepting it," admitted Casas, who started 'Stand with Estela' three years ago. "But I said, 'You know, I do have to go to work. How the community embraced me was absolutely amazing." "After my breast cancer diagnosis, I wanted to make my mess my message," said Kristin Sizemore, with Bags of Hope. Last year, she and Estela launched the "On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink" campaign.

If you'd like to buy a raffle ticket, call 915-252-3231. You can also visit Shine on El Paso's Facebook page.

Flu Shoots and Mammograms give away by Stand with Estela

EL PASO, Texas -- Borderland women prioritized their health Saturday at the 'Stand with Estela' drive-thru health fair.

"People have lost their jobs, they have lost their insurance," explained Chris MacDonald with Viva Auto Group. "To be able to do this for our community, in this time, is really important to us and very special."

The fair was hosted by longtime ABC-7 anchor Estela Casas, who became the executive director of University Medical Center's foundation in 2020. The first 500 uninsured women over 50 were able to get vouchers for free 3D mammograms at UMC.

"If we're able to find even one cancer and save one woman's life, it's worth it," said Estela Casas, founder of the 'Stand with Estela' fund.

Casas publicly battled breast cancer during her final years at ABC-7, establishing the fund to help pay for Borderland women's treatment.

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The Stand with Estela Fund Pledges Gift to University Medical Center Foundation to Support Breast Cancer Care

Today, University Medical Center Foundation (UMCF) and breast cancer fighter and beloved El Pasoan, Estela Casas will unveil the Estela Casas Infusion Center for Hope & Healing. Estela has pledged $100,000 from the Stand with Estela fund to UMCF.

The gift will help support the Sobreviviendo el Cancer/Surviving Cancer Program to aid breast cancer patients. This program provides short term financial support to help families who are under-insured and have exhausted all funding options, to continue their fight against this deadly disease.

"This is money raised by the community and for the community. We don't pretend to solve these families' financial problems because it is very costly to fight this disease,"said Estela Casas,"but this money is given with love and hope so women and their families can feel the support and love my family and I felt during my journey. It's our way of helping our people heal."

Jacob Cintron, UMC President & CEO agrees. "The generosity of Estela's gift to UMC can only be measured in the help and relief it will bring to many women fighting breast cancer," he said. "Her gift will benefit families as well as it will go to help their loved ones succeed in defeating this disease, increasing their chances of an outcome for a better, healthier life."

Since 2009, more than 63,000 oncology patients have received treatment at University Medical Center of El Paso's Infusion Center. Each year more than 1,600 breast cancer fighters like Estela are treated in the Infusion Center. 

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