How Your Donations Help

...the ultimate touchstone is witness, the privilege of having been seen by someone and the equal privilege of being granted the sight of the essence of another, to have walked with them and to have believed in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them, for however brief a span, on a journey impossible to accomplish alone.”

— From 'Consolations' by DAVID WHYTE

We all want to help each other, otherwise you would not be on this page. If you have gotten this far, we are pretty sure that you want to make sure that any donation you make is truly going to benefit those we serve, and in what ways. Trust us, your donations make a world of difference.


MAIL YOUR DONATION:  Pathfinders for Cancer  •  P.O. Box 11799  •  Aspen, Colorado  81612



Your donations allow patients and their families to focus on healing by giving:

    1. Resources to help in navigating their

        overwhelming choices & options

    2. Lasting empowerment & hope despite

        the health issue or diagnosis

    3. Coping skills that can reduce the

        suffering experienced with treatment


Those who have benefitted from Pathfinders report significant improvement in psychosocial and physical symptoms:

     •  distress

     •  despair

     •  worry

     •  fatigue

     •  pain

     •  insomnia


Patients also reported:

     •  improved exercise capacity

     •  increased nutritional well-being

     •  increased spiritual well-being

     •  feelings of optimism & well-being


Having a Pathfinder assures that there is someone to turn to when times are tough, who works with the patient, family and the community at large to help create a support system.


Whether a patient, survivor, caregiver or family member, research shows that the psychological effects and the stress felt from a cancer or chronic disease diagnosis often last longer than the treatment itself.


•  Personal cancer guides with

    one-on-one specific patient

    counseling and advocacy

•  Communication &

    understanding of a diagnosis

•  Resource networking with

    other institutions

•  Patient trainings that build

    coping skills and tools for

    living beyond a diagnosis

•   Neighbor to Neighbor

    friendship advocate support


•  Support groups for grief &

    loss, caregivers, survivors and


•  Complimentary care and

    consultation for our

    clients including:

    Pilates, acupuncture, massage,

    yoga, meditation and more

•  Interactive workbooks and

    media to help patients,

    caregivers and families cope

    with diagnosis and treatment

•  Angel Volunteer Services

•  Personal care items such as

    wigs, scarves, hats and more