This All-Volunteer Charity Has Raised and Awarded $20 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.
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.
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!
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!
CHRISTOPHER LIEU, MD
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.