FUNDRAISE & SUPPORT.
Cancer League of Colorado is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization composed entirely of volunteers. Unique to non-profits, Cancer League of Colorado has no paid staff and no offices. All operating expenses are covered by membership dues. Approximately 400 volunteer members share our commitment to fight cancer and support cancer research.
Year Round Fundraising
Our annual fundraising events include the Hope Ball, Race for Research, Over the Edge and the Cancer League Golf Tournament.
Disperse Grant Money
Generally, 85% of Cancer League’s funds are awarded for research grants and clinical trials; the remaining 15% are awarded to service grants.
Allocate Funds to Groups
Each year the Funds Allocation Committee allocates supporting seed research and funds to investigator-initiated clinical trials and service grants to organizations in Colorado that support cancer patients and their families.
Help Individuals & Families
Service grants are awarded to organizations for such things as hospice care, educational materials, care to indigent patients and recreational activities for children fighting cancer.
Founding institution for the Cancer Center at the University of Colorado Health Science Center, instrumental in additional gene and cell protein discoveries.
Research under grants is conducted at several facilities, which include the University of Colorado Cancer Center, Colorado State University, Children’s Hospital and the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Care.