Founded in 1979

40 Years of Service

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.  Learn More

Event Details

When: Friday, August 02, 2019

Where: 294 Artesian Dr., Eldorado Springs, CO 80025

Event Times: Adults Race 6:30PM; Kids Race 6:15PM

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Event Sponsorship

Gallery Giuseppe & Eldorado Springs Art Center

Celebrating its 40th year in 2019, the annual Eldorado Run for the Cure is the longest operating footrace in the State of Colorado. The family-friendly event takes place every year in beautiful Eldorado Springs Canyon, a short walk from from the Gallery Giuseppe and the Eldorado Springs Art Center. This year’s event will feature an after party at the Eldorado Springs Art Center complete with food truck street food and live music.

Gallery Giuseppe

Sculpture Studio & More

Boulder Artist Giuseppe Palumbo, the Owner, Curator, and Art Director of the Eldorado Springs Art Center is opening his doors to Run for the Cure participants and their guests following the footrace for an afterparty with food truck street food and live local music.

A vibrant sculpture studio and gallery housed in a renovated Volvo repair shop the Eldorado Springs Art Center is a popular venue with locals and out of town guest looking to enjoy the arts in a beautiful setting, such as the 2018 event, “Cuba in the Springs.”

ELDORADO SPRINGS ART CENTER

8 Chesebro Way, Eldorado Springs, CO 80025

info@eldoradospringsartcenter.com | (303) 378-0454

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Families & Individuals

Helping COloradans fight 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

Jules’s Story

battling Brain Cancer

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

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Researchers & Clinicians

Supporting Researchers and Hospitals

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, 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 

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