Its original purpose was to provide families battling childhood cancer with the financial resources to gain access to the best available care regardless of ability to pay.
For many years, its largest benefactor was the Colorado Children’s Chorale’s Annual Holiday Benefit Concert, held at Boettecher Concert Hall. However, during the recession of 2000 like many non-profit foundations, the RMCCF found its donations decrease dramatically.
As a non-profit itself, the Colorado Children’s Chorale faced the same dilemma and decided it needed to focus more directly on its on balance sheet and therefore, it ceased its concert benefiting the RMCCF.
Not long afterwards, Presbyterian/Saint Luke’s Hospital began the process of going from a non-profit hospital to a for-profit hospital through a buy- out of by Health-One. This switch forced Presbyterian/Saint Luke’s to sever its ties with RMCCF.
Today the foundation relies on 100% volunteers, the families and friends of those touched by childhood cancer, and the staff at Dr. Bruce Cooks office in Colorado Springs and Dr. Tom Smith’s office, a part of Children’s Hospital specializing in Childhood Hematology Oncology.
Through the generosity of its patron’s, time, money, skills resources, and understanding, the RMCCF has been able to provide personalized assistance to hundreds of families since 2000.
About the Foundation
The Rocky Mountain Childhood Cancer Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that assists families in dealing with the unexpected and at times overwhelming emotional and financial stresses of childhood cancers.
Not only does the RMCCF provide financial assistance to families to help offset both medical and living expenses, but it also partners within the community to help negotiate free and reduced expenses...
Take a look at this short video to learn more about what we do and how you can make a difference in a family’s life that has been turned upside down when they discover their child has cancer.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more about how you can help out and make a difference in a family’s life.