Cancer League of Colorado's
19th Annual Race For Research 5K Run/Walk
In memory of Michele Plachy-Rubin
2015 Race For Research Results
We had 962 paid participants and grossed over $90,000. We expect to net over $70,000 for cancer research. Thanks to you, our supporters, this was a successful 19th Annual Race for Research!
R4R Charity Auction
Race for Research is planning another online auction for 2015 using EBay Giving Works a charitable branch of EBay. Check back in early August for more information..
: Cancer League of Colorado Race For Research - eBay Giving Works
100% of the proceeds of this auction go to cancer research and service grant here in Colorado.
Check out this great article and powerful video interview on 9News.com with 2015 Race for Research Honoree Ryan Harris. Read the story here »
How it all got started and why it's so important!
Thanks to all 880 of our 2014 race participants and 70 volunteers. You helped raise over $87,000, netting over $66,000 to aid in the fight against cancer! We couldn't have done this without the support of our sponsors. Become a sponsor »
The Race is one of the four main fundraising events for Cancer League of Colorado », We are a 100% volunteer organization with no paid staff and no offices.
Approximately 85% of money raised is directed to early stage cancer research in Colorado. This support provides researchers seed money for projects that have the potential to generate additional research funds from other organizations, such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Cancer League grants are awarded based on recommendations from the Scientific Advisory Board, a group of volunteer Colorado medical specialists who represent a variety of cancer research and treatment disciplines.
The remaining 15% of the money raised by Cancer League is used to help fund local service organizations that provide support directly to cancer patients and their families.
Cancer League, an early contributor and supporter of the Ronald McDonald House, LifeSpark and Brent's Place, provides service grants to hospices as well as cancer recovery and family support programs such as Casting for Recovery, Camp Wapiyapi, Reel Recovery, My Lifeline.org, La Clinica Tepeyac, Shining Stars and Project Angel Heart.