Founded in 1979

Helping Colorado Cancer patients for almost 40 years

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

proud host of the eldorado run for the cure

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, co-sponsored by Conagra brands. Not in it's 39th year, the annual four-mile family-friendly run continues to grow, impacting the lives of patients, families, physicians, researchers, and medical students throughout the State of Colorado. Learn More


Annual charity Run

Currently in it's 39th year, the annual Eldorado Run for the Cure is the longest operating footrace in the State of Colorado. Limited to 500 people, the family-friendly event takes place in beautiful Eldorado Springs Canyon, but a few miles south of Boulder, CO off of Highway 93 at historic Eldorado Springs Canyon State Park.

The 4.0 Mile course not only offers scenic views of Eldorado Canyon, but is a qualifier for Boulder's famed 10K, the Bolder Boulder. This year's Run for the Cure will be held on Friday, August 03 at 6:30PM, with the Kid's Race starting at 6:15PM and the Adult's race fifteen minutes later at 6:30PM. 

Co-sponsored by Conagra Brands, this year's run will feature catered Italian food by Boulder's own, Pasta Jay's, craft beer by local beer maker, Avery Brewing, and fresh water and fruit-infused drinks by Eldorado Springs Water. So, come one, come all, and register to Run for the Cure. Learn More

Individuals & Families

Fighting cancer in all of its forms

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

Meet Jules Laurita

The fall of 2017 was one of the happiest times in Jules Laruita'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, Denver based Neurosurgeon Kevin Lillehei, removed most of the tumor on December 08, 2017, however, Jules's struggle health challenges continues to this day. Learn More


Patients & Researchers

providing help to patients and researchers

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 Research

Since it's inception, 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, CO.

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