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Join the Race!
Sunday, August 18, 2024
Washington Park, Denver

Go Over the Edge with Us this September!


Dedicated to the Ones We Love
100% Volunteer. 100% Colorado.
Donated more than $24 million to our cause since 1969.

Join Us for a Thrill of a Lifetime!
September 20th and 21st

Rappel down one of Downtown Denver’s most prominent skyscrapers. 
Now registering individuals and teams.


Our Mission.

This All-Volunteer Charity Has Raised and Awarded $24 Million for Cancer Research and Patient Care Since 1969

Cancer League of Colorado’s mission is to secure the cure or control of cancer by raising funds to support innovative cancer research and cancer-related services in the state of Colorado.

Cancer League of Colorado was founded in 1969 by five women whose families were affected by cancer. Their individual heartache sparked a shared mission to raise money for research and patient care.

Champions of Hope


Years of Service




Funds Raised & Granted

Richard Schulick, MD, MBA

The last two years have been incredibly hard for everyone, but it has been particularly hard for those in the clinical areas and in the research areas. This award is a recognition of all their hard work and we are so thankful


Sana Karam, MD, PhD

It's a gift that I can't articulate how much it means in words. Just seeing the impact it has on our patients. With someone who believes in you and keeps supporting you to be able to change the way we treat our patients... It's a gift.


Chris Lieu, MD

I cannot tell you how honored we are to receive this award. What it really tells me is that, as a team, we are really all working together.

About Cancer League of Colorado

Funding research, service grants, investigator initiated clinical trials and more through our events, members, sponsors and endowment. 

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Meet the Challenge of Battling Cancer amidst COVID

Ways You Can Help

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Grants and Awards

APPLY FOR GRANTS and VIEW Grants Awarded 

  • Research Grants

  • Service Grants

  • Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trial Grants

Our Events


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What We Do

Funding for Research and Service Grants for cancer research

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We are so grateful to our many sponsors who have helped immensely in our efforts! 



Hospital Staff
Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA, FACS
Professor & Chair, University of Colorado

Your investments in our research are investments in our future. Your partnership is where cures begin. Thanks to your support, we are able to create opportunities for our faculty, and fuel innovation and discovery. Thank you for joining us!

Martha Jentz

Twenty two years ago, while trying to find a place to put my grief over the loss of my best friend to breast cancer, Fleta Johnsen (Cancer League past president and close friend) told me about Cancer League. 100% volunteer, no paid staff, no overhead, 100% of every dollar raised goes to services and research. I joined!

Division of Medical Oncology

Without private support, research doesn’t happen!

With your partnership, we can fund research that otherwise would not be possible. Our researchers and patients are indebted to our community for pushing the field forward and creating an atmosphere of innovation.

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