Jim & Kirsten Humphrey
Northern Colorado's Premier Million Dollar Fundraiser
The American Cancer Society is working to finish the fight against every cancer in every community. Your donations help us do the most for people with cancer today and work tirelessly to find cures to end the disease tomorrow.
In the United States, in 2021, almost 1.9 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed and 608,570 Americans will lose their battle. That’s more than 1,650 people a day and does not account for the impact of late diagnoses from Covid-19.
An estimated 3.2 million cancer deaths have been averted from 1991 through 2018 due to reductions in smoking, early detection, and improvements in treatment.
Your donation can help us move one step closer to a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer.
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Research in Colorado
What Does it Take to Outsmart Cancer? Research.
We've invested more than $5 billion in cancer research since 1946, all to find more – and better – treatments, uncover factors that may cause cancer, and improve cancer patients' quality of life.
Our grants fund high impact and innovative cancer research conducted by hundreds of promising scientists and health care professionals—primarily early in their careers—at institutions across the United States. We are committed to maintaining a broad cancer research portfolio—any type of cancer and within any part of the cancer research continuum. In addition, we place a special emphasis on solution-based health equity research.
The funds that we use to support research grants are possible because of generous donations to the ACS.
*Funds raised from the mission paddle raise will be restricted to active ACS research in Colorado.