Cancer League of Colorado recently announced it has funded nearly two dozen research projects at the University of Colorado Cancer Center in 2018 to the tune of $750,000. CLC also funds dozens of support programs for cancer patients, their family members, and caregivers across the state of Colorado.  In addition, CLC has committed an additional $150,000 this fiscal year to fund investigator-initiated clinical trials at the CU Cancer Center.

The research projects include adult and pediatric cancer research. The gift from CLC also paid for approximately 24 college students to take part in the CU Cancer Center’s competitive Cancer Research Summer Fellowship program. Each year the program receives hundreds of applications from all over the United States.

“Gifts like this one from Cancer League of Colorado help our physicians/scientists move cancer science forward,” says Richard Schulick, MD, MBA, director of the CU Cancer Center. “The discoveries made from this generous CLC gift have the potential to translate into multi-million dollar grants down the road that will lead to more effective, less toxic cancer treatments.”

Cancer League, which has no paid staff and no offices, is made up entirely of approximately 400 volunteers committed to curing and controlling cancer by raising money for innovative research and support services in the state of Colorado.

“It seems as though everyone has been touched by cancer,” says Gary Reece, president of the Cancer League. “Our partnership with the CU Cancer Center has resulted in meaningful discoveries. We are proud to have funded nearly $3 million of cancer research at the CU Cancer Center in the last three years.”

CLC hosts several annual fundraisers . The 21st annual Race for Research will be held at Washington Park on August 19, 2018. The race includes a 5K walk/run, a pancake breakfast, a Sponsor Expo with free samples, kids play area with games, kiddie train, clowns, sports mascots, and a Beer Garden. Click here to join the CU Cancer Center team.

CLC’s annual Over the Edge will be held on September 6-8, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center.  Over the Edge gives participants a life-changing opportunity to rappel 38 stories while raising money for cancer research.  Click here for more information or to register.