40 Years of Service

Founded in 1979

Seeking to make a personal impact in the fight against cancer, a group of family and friends founded the Colorado Cancer Foundation (CCF) in 1979. In succeeding years, the 501(c)(3) charitable organization grew beyond curative treatment and palliative care to include medical research and education at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. Learn More

Run for the Cure

Eldorado Springs Canyon

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The Colorado Cancer Foundation (CCF) is Funded through generous donations, and a series of charity-based events, including the annual Eldorado Run for the Cure. Now in its 40th year, the annual four-mile family-friendly run continues to grow, impacting the lives of patients, families, physicians, researchers, and medical students throughout Colorado. The Run for the Cure also serves as a qualifier for the famed BolderBoulder 10K race.  Each year the 4.0 mile course begins and ends at the Eldorado Springs Pool, located at 294 Artesian Drive, Eldorado Springs, CO 80025. The out and back course takes runners through the entrance of Eldorado Canyon State Park, where steep cliff walls shelter a gently flowing stream. About a half mile into the run, the canyon walls gives way to rolling hills and open fields with spectacular views of the State Park as runners return to the starting line. Learn More

Corporate Partnerships

Philanthropic Donors

The Colorado Cancer Foundation (CCF) derives a great deal of its funding through the generosity of local businesses. In gratitude for the donations it receives, the CCF periodically showcases local business owners who are making marked difference in the lives of individuals and families across the State of Colorado through either a one-time donation, or a series of ongoing gifts. Learn More

Chef Hosea Rosenberg

BlackBelly Restaurant & Butcher

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Boulder, Colorado’s award-winning Chef Hosea Rosenberg, the Owner & Founder of Blackbelly Restaurant and Blackbelly Butcher Shop & Market, has been instrumental in generating funds for the Cancer Foundation, generously donating a significant portion of his business proceeds to the non-profit foundation. In 2014, Chef Rosenberg augmented his esteemed Blackbelly catering business with an East Boulder restaurant by the same name. The eatery quickly gained in popularity, garnering a “Best New Restaurant” award the same year. Blackbelly has also been one of 5280 Magazine’s top 25 restaurants every since year. Working closely with local ranchers, the Blackbelly team ensures all meats served at its restaurant and butcher shop meet the highest quality standards. To learn more about Chef Hosea Rosenberg and his team, and to discover the many fine dishes and food offerings served at this dual businesses, please Click Here.

Researchers & Clinicians

Drug Development & Patient Care

Although pharmaceutical companies spend billions on research and development in an effort to treat and ultimately cure cancer and other forms of disease, academic institutions, such as the University of Colorado, are at the forefront of innovation. In recent years, funding for academic institutions and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has all but dried up, making donations vital. Learn More

Academic Funding

CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Since it's inception in 1979, the Colorado Cancer Foundation (CCF) has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to cancer patients and researchers, including but not limited to Dr. Will Robinson MD, PhD, who maintains a laboratory at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. In June 2017, several members of the CCF Board of Directors visited Dr. Robinson's laboratory, where they received a firsthand look at the technology used by researchers in the continuing fight against cancer, including a high-powered microscope paid for by the CCF and the generosity of its donors. While great strides are being made in the field of Medical Oncology, there is still much work to be done. To this end, the CCF continues to develop new and innovative means of raising funds, from hosting lectures to staging events, including but not limited to the Run for the Cure. Learn More 

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Individuals & Families

Fighting all forms of cancer

The Colorado Cancer Foundation (CCF) is devoted to aiding Colorado based individuals and families in the fight against cancer in all its forms. While the most prevalent types of cancer in the United States are breast, lung, prostate, and colon, we work with people no matter what form the disease takes for it frequently metastasizes, moving from one location in the body to the next. Learn More

Remembering Jules 

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The fall of 2017 was one of the happiest times in Julietta Luna Laurita's young life. She was on track to graduate high school a semester early, enjoying a budding career as a singer-songwriter, playing bass in a band, and working as a barista. She was accepted to college, and was radiating positive energy wherever she went. On October 21, 2017, a series of seizures landed Jules in the Emergency Room, and a suspicious MRI moved her to Children’s Hospital in Aurora, where a brain tumor was discovered in her right frontal lobe. While initially deemed inoperable, many second opinions from across the US and Europe suggested otherwise. After visiting a specialist in New York City, where multiple tests were conducted and numerous consultations given, most of the tumor was removed on December 08, 2017. Jules later visited Duke University for experimental therapy, but unfortunately her condition worsened, and she passed away on March 04, 2019, leaving an indelible memory in all who know her.

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