CCF History

 

Since its inception in 1979, the Colorado Cancer Foundation (CCF) has worked hard to raise funds in support of technicians, physicians, researchers, and, most importantly, patients seeking cancer treatment at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, and the greater State of Colorado. One of the CCF's largest events is the annual Eldorado Run for the Cure, a four-mile out-and-back footrace held every August at Eldorado Canyon State Park, several miles south of Boulder, CO. 

Former Colorado Governor, Dick Lamm (second from right), joins Colorado Cancer Foundation and Run for the Cure Founder & Vice President, Stan Havlick (third from right), and his two sons, Erik (first from left ), and Justin (third from left) in 1981.

Former Colorado Governor, Dick Lamm (second from right), joins Colorado Cancer Foundation and Run for the Cure Founder & Vice President, Stan Havlick (third from right), and his two sons, Erik (first from left ), and Justin (third from left) in 1981.

The Colorado Cancer Foundation (CCF) has minimal overhead, so nearly every dollar raised through events, such as the annual Eldorado Run for the Cure, goes directly to oncology treatment and research at the University of Colorado's (CU) Division of Medical Oncology, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. For instance, the CCF's second annual Run for the Cure in 1980 raised $7,000, and in 2016, the CCF purchased essential laboratory equipment for researchers at the university. 

The Colorado Cancer Foundation's Board of Directors, in collaboration with numerous volunteers and corporate partners, including, Pasta Jay's, Avery Brewing, and Eldorado Springs Water, hosts the annual Eldorado Run for the Cure. 

Over the decades, CCF fundraising efforts have also included months-long cycling expeditions across the United States, Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, and South America, raising valuable resources for cancer patients, research scientists, and physicians treating those in need of life-saving treatment. 

"In pursuit of a cure, cyclist Stan Havlick crosses six continents to benefit the Colorado Cancer Foundation. It was 2004, and Havlick and three teammates were cycling coast-to-coast across Africa, a 3,000-mile journey that would deliver them from Cape Town." - Boulder Weekly

"In pursuit of a cure, cyclist Stan Havlick crosses six continents to benefit the Colorado Cancer Foundation. It was 2004, and Havlick and three teammates were cycling coast-to-coast across Africa, a 3,000-mile journey that would deliver them from Cape Town." - Boulder Weekly

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