This All-Volunteer Charity Has Raised and Awarded $12 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.
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Cancer League of Colorado has a compassionate approach to raising dollars for cancer research and patient services. We are a 501(c)(3), founded in 1969, with the mission of finding a cure for, or the means to control, cancer. We are unique in that our organization has no paid staff and no offices. Membership dues pay for all operating expenses. Help us find a cure for cancer!
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Testimonials From Notable Coloradoans
"Cancer League of Colorado was instrumental in starting QuaLife and has continued to offer encouragement and funds. Without Cancer League's support, QuaLife might not exist."
Since 2007, Cancer League of Colorado has been supporting LifeSpark, with funding that has helped us become a strong and viable service organization in the Metro Denver area. We were birthed by QuaLife Wellness Community. But after they closed, we were nurtured and supported by Cancer League. We cannot overstate how important this relationship has been over the years, not only for the monetary support, but also for your steadfast belief in us and our work. Cancer League helped LifeSpark have the confidence to carry out our mission.
"Cancer is a group of dread diseases which will afflict one in three Americans during their lifetime. It is not widely recognized that more than 50% of those who develop cancer will be cured of their disease, that the cure rate increases with younger age, and that the cure rate has progressively increased over the past two decades. Last year the mortality rate from cancer declined for the first time. All of these positive events have developed because of the nation's cancer research efforts. Although the National Cancer Institute is the largest single source of cancer research funds, the NCI's funding is less than 50% of all cancer research funds, and is a small fraction of the funds spent on cancer health care. The dollars raised by Cancer League are essential for the cancer research effort in Colorado, providing flexible dollars for novel ideas. These novel ideas invariably lead to new grants and new ways to solve the cancer problem."
"My year as President was so worthwhile and fulfilling because of the committed 100% volunteers that make Cancer League the tremendous organization that it is."
"We are entering an exciting new era in cancer treatment and management. This is the result of years of intensive research and gradual but inexorable progress in our understanding of this disease."
"I think that what impresses me most about Cancer League is the fact that a lot of hardworking volunteers make it possible to continue the fight against cancer."
"The Cancer League of Colorado has been, and continues to be, a major contributor to this progress by providing critical support for cutting-edge research. Thank you for your tireless efforts—you are making a difference!
"Cancer League of Colorado is an organization near to my heart as my father passed away from cancer a few years ago. I am especially proud to be associated with Cancer League because it is a 100% volunteer organization with every penny raised going directly to research and patient care projects here in Colorado."
"If you want to do something about Cancer, invest your time and contributions to Cancer League, because you know it will make a difference."