MISSION & HISTORY
Our 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, Inc. 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.
Today, we are at the forefront of discovery into the causes of many types of cancer – and the most effective therapies – primarily through our partnership with the University of Colorado Cancer Center
WHAT WE DO
The 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 and support cancer research.
Generally, 85% of Cancer League’s funds are awarded for research grants and clinical trials; the remaining 15% are awarded to service grants.
Research under grands is conducted at several facilities, which include the University of Colorado Cancer Center, Colorado State University, Children’s Hospital and National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Care.
John Atencio is proud to support the Cancer League of Colorado. During October, we will Dontae a portion of our ‘Pink’ Sales to further their commitment to fight Cancer and support Cancer research in Colorado..