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The Community Chest

Breast Cancer Survivors Build A More Connected and Empowered Denver Community

The Community Chest Giving Circle LogoThe Community Chest was started by community friends and breast cancer survivors with a clear goal - to bring together resilient, compassionate women who have survived the challenges of breast cancer diagnoses and treatment in order to share our strength, thankfulness, and desire to build a more connected and empowered Denver community for women and girls.

"The Community Chest was founded to leverage a shared survivorship experience into the opportunity to give back to women and girls across Denver. We are so thankful for the community that lifted us up in our time of need, and plan to pay that forward through meaningful grants to do the same through the incredible programs and giving opportunities of the Women's Foundation of Colorado." - Founding Member Ruth Rohs

Members pay $1,000 annually. Please note, breast cancer survivorship is not required to become a member! Donations of a smaller size may be made to the fund, with all fund proceeds being granted at the direction of members each year.

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Community Chest Steering Committee / Founding Members

Christine Benero
Jen Darling
Kathryn Harris
Lisa Hill
Kasia Iwaniczko-MacLeod
Sarah Lehmann
Ruth Rohs
Tamra Ward
Marla Williams


2023 Grants

The Community Chest made $75,000 in grants to Bright Pink, Polite Tumor, and University of Colorado’s Diamond Breast Cancer Research Fund.

2022 Grants

The Community Chest announced it granted $30,000 each to the Polite Tumor and UC Health for genetic breast cancer research. 

2019 Grant

The Community Chest announced in December it granted $25,000 to the University of Colorado Foundation for the Anschutz Medical Center’s triple negative breast cancer immunotherapy treatment research.

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