Dr. Scott Cramer, who heads Cancer League’s Scientific Advisory Board and is a professor of pharmacology at CU Denver, with Cancer League’s Membership chair-elect Tara Meekma, membership chair Phillip Seawalt and Cancer League’s most ardent ambassador Edie Marks.
The membership of Cancer League of Colorado is the driving force behind the success of this 48-year-old all-volunteer nonprofit.
Members must step up and be dedicated because there are no paid staff or offices. As of a recent luncheon, the already impressive and strong membership roster could boast more than 30 new members at one gathering, all motivated by the common passion to find a cure for cancer.
President Gary Reece presided over the 49th annual Membership Meeting at Cherry Hills Country Club over a salmon salad feast. He thanked Phillip Seawalt and Tara Meekma for adding to the CLC “family.” The 14-member executive committee of the board of directors was introduced.
Dues fund the expenses, and 100 percent of funds raised stay in Colorado and go to research and services specifically for the eradication and treatment of cancer.
The organization has lofty goals (hoping to top last year’s figure of just under $1.1 million raised by reaching $1.2 million this year.) The fiscal year began in July.
Since then, Race 4 Research was completed, chaired by Lin McHaley and Holli Hartman, as well as the intriguing press darling, Over the Edge, chaired by Jim Hackstaff and John Snow.
More exciting news included a future with the Sue Miller Day of Caring. Dr. Scott Cramer was the keynote speaker, sharing fascinating information about the genetic revolution and progress in fighting cancer.
Kathleen Bennett and Kori White, (2018 Hope Ball chairs) and artist Carrie Fell surround Cancer League of Colorado President Gary Reece.
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