January 6, 2017

GKF Supports


MyLifeLine.org is a nonprofit organization that encourages cancer patients and caregivers to create free, customized websites. MyLifeLine’s mission is to empower patients to build an online support community of family and friends to foster connection, inspiration, and healing.

The Cancer Care Initiative – Nuggets coach George Karl believes fighting cancer should be a team effort that goes beyond traditional treatment methods. That’s why he supports the Cancer Care Initiative at Swedish Medical Center in Denver. In addition to radiation, chemotherapy and surgical treatments, the Cancer Care Initiative educates cancer patients about the importance of nutrition and the benefits of massage therapy, acupuncture, fitness and pain management programs. Many non-traditional treatments are not covered by standard health insurance policies, but the Cancer Care Initiative is trying to change that by breaking new ground in patient education and navigation.


Boulder Community Hospital – Funding for the new inpatient cancer center at BCH’s Foothills campus (projected opening early 2014). Through B Strong Ride, GKF provides funding for patient and family facilities within the 15-bed in-patient cancer wing. Planned amenities include family sleeping quarters, family / patient living and dining areas, exercise facilities, WiFi access, Skype terminals, entertainment area, etc.


Love Hope Strength Foundation – Denver Nuggets coach George Karl is proud to endorse Love Hope Strength and its efforts to help match cancer patients with potential bone-morrow donors worldwide. As part of its GET ON THE LIST campaign, LoveHope Strength collects DNA samples during Nuggets games at Pepsi Center as well as at sporting events and concerts both in Denver and around the globe.


BStrong Ride – On August 10, 2013 in Boulder, the B Strong Ride cycling event will raise money for the George Karl Foundation and Boulder Community Hospital Integrated Cancer Care. Participants can choose from three courses: A 69-mile mountain loop, a 24-mile countryside loop and a 1-mile Mini B loop. Non-riders and families are welcome to take part in a celebration of survivorship – the event will feature excellent food and entertainment.
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