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
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