Special Events & Affiliations
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers is proud to be partnered with non-profit cancer organizations around Colorado. Armed with a goal to help fellow Coloradans in, and around, Denver, Colorado Springs, and Boulder– we focus on supporting programs that empower our local cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation
On April 1, Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance and the Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation teamed up to become one organization dedicated to alleviating the financial burden faced by Colorado cancer patients. Since their inceptions, these organizations have served approximately 9,000 families and distributed nearly $9 million combined. This merger helped reduce overhead and administrative costs, helped streamline the application process, and create organizational efficiencies-all allowing Ray of Hope to assist more cancer patients.
Their contribution to Colorado is noteworthy, and yet, they will be the first to recognize that there still exists a great unmet need. Each year 26,000 Coloradans are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer patients are three times more likely to file for bankruptcy than any other patient. While treatment can average between $10,000-$25,000 per month according to the American Cancer Society, financial stressors extend beyond the cost of treatment. For many patients, a rigorous treatment regime has precluded them from working full-time. Some treatments are over a year-long, and most patients run through their savings before they complete treatment. In fact, many patients will forgo treatment because they cannot afford the additional financial burden that comes with being treated for cancer.
RMCC is dedicated to supporting Ray of Hope, and our patients, by donating $60,000 a year. We understand the financial burden many of our patients face and we don’t want them to have to decide between paying their electricity bill or getting the care they need. Within Ray of Hope, there is an RMCC fund so when you donate all of your funds go directly to help RMCC patients pay their non-medical bills.
Susan G. Komen Colorado – Virtual Snowshoe For The Cure
RMCC is a proud sponsor for the Virtual Snowshoe For The Cure event. Snowshoe for the Cure™ brings together a community of people supporting ground breaking research and support programs for mothers, sisters, neighbors and friends as they face breast cancer. This year, the event will take place in your backyard, within your neighborhood, at a state park, or on your favorite trail. The Frisco Nordic Center/Town of Frisco has generously offered registered participants access to an exceptional trail experience during the event timeframe. You can partake in this snowshoe experience any day between February 27th and March 20th.
Elizabeth Stampede – Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo
RMCC is a proud sponsor of Elizabeth Stampede’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo. This campaign is a national one; it was created by entrepreneur and breast cancer survivor Terry Wheatley in 2004 with Karl Stressman, former director of special events for Wrangler and former commissioner of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PCRA) to bring the sport of professional rodeo and the western community together to rally against breast cancer. This event will take place on Saturday, June 5th.
Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance – Jodi’s Race
RMCC is a proud sponsor of Jodi’s Race, which benefits the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA). Their mission is to promote awareness and early detection of ovarian cancer through advocacy and education while providing support to people affected by ovarian cancer. Every year, 220 women in Colorado will lose their battle against this deadly disease. Their deaths can be prevented by earlier diagnosis and greater awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer, so being able to recognize these symptoms and being diagnosed early is critical to saving lives. This event will take place in-person on Saturday, June 12th and virtually on Sunday, June 13th.
Colorectal Cancer Alliance – Walk to End Colon Cancer
RMCC is the Presenting Sponsor for the Walk to End Colon Cancer (formerly the Undy Run). The Walk to End Colon Cancer is a family-friendly, hope-filled fundraising event that benefits the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to colorectal cancer. Their mission is to empower a nation of allies who work to provide support for cancer patients and families, caregivers, and survivors; to raise awareness of cancer prevention measures; and to inspire efforts to fund critical colorectal cancer research. This event will take place virtually on Saturday, June 26th.
Boulder Community Health Center – B Strong Ride
RMCC is a proud sponsor of the B Strong Ride. Ride for a great cause! The B Strong Ride benefits the Boulder Community Health Center for Integrative Cancer Care, which offers integrative therapies for patients undergoing cancer treatments. This event will take place on Saturday, August 14th.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Light the Night
RMCC is a proud sponsor of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event. An event that was started with the goal – “Bring light to the darkness of cancer.” The light and warmth The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society generates delivers hope in a time of despair, a community in place of loneliness and life-saving cancer research and local support for cancer patients and their families. This event will take place on Thursday, September 23rd.
To learn more, visit our calendar of events or register on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s website. To donate, visit the Rocky Mountain Chapter Leukemia/Lymphoma Society website.
Susan G. Komen Colorado – More Than Pink Walk
RMCC is the Presenting Sponsor for the More Than Pink Walk, which is Komen’s signature fundraising event. It’s a day where we can put aside everything else in our lives and share our stories, our laughter, and our tears to raise money that saves lives. While we may not be able to meet in-person, arms linked, side-by-side, we can still come together virtually to celebrate survivors those living with breast cancer, and honor loved ones lost. This event will take place virtually on Sunday, September 26th.
American Lung Association – Run the Rocks
RMCC is a proud sponsor of Run the Rocks, which benefits the American Lung Association. The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease (including lung cancer), through research, education, and advocacy. This event will take place on Sunday, October 10th.
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers proudly supports many more local community organizations in and around Colorado, including:
- American Cancer Society
- American Lung Association
- Cancer League of Colorado
- Colorectal Cancer Alliance
- Colorado Cancer Research Program
- Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance
- George Karl Foundation
- Komen Colorado Foundation
- Komen Colorado South Foundation
- Limb Preservation Foundation
- Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
- Project Angel Heart