Chancellor Elliman’s Letter

Chancellor Elliman’s Letter

American Cancer Society is honored to announce our ‘honoree’ this year for our Champions of Hope Gala, Chancellor, Donald M. Elliman, Jr. Chancellor Elliman has been the Chancellor of CU Anschutz Medical Campus since 2012, and has a high-quality reputation in higher education. Most recently, Elliman was the executive director of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Elliman has served as chair of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Board of Directors and co-chair of the campaign to raise funds for the new hospital. His list of accomplishments and assets go on, but he has been and continues to contribute to the Cancer Research cause and has been a vital asset to American Cancer Society. We are very excited for this year’s event with a theme of “1933 Chicago World’s Fair,” on November 10, 2018. We hope to see many people at this event to help us in the fight against cancer. Below is Chancellor Elliman’s letter discussing this year’s gala. 


I am very fortunate to work in an institution that is leading the fight to control and cure cancer. I am surrounded by physicians, scientists and caregivers whose mission is to change the course of diseases. I hear stories every day about remissions and cures that even just a few years ago would have led to very different outcomes. 

I am happy to write that the American Cancer Society will be recognizing the important work at its 6th Annual Champions of Hope Gala in November. While they will be presenting the award to me personally, I view this as an honor for all of us dedicated to fighting cancer and saving lives. I hope you will be able to join us. 

The 6th Annual Champions of Hope Gala will be a fantastic evening with great food, lively entertainment, exciting games, and auction bidding. The theme this year is the 1933 World’s Far, highlighting the Society’s accomplishments of the past 100 years and supporting the journey that cancer patients take. It will be a memorable evening attended by over 500 community leaders, ACS donors, and business people – all supporting the fight against cancer. 

Both the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the American Cancer Society know that the fight against cancer cannot be tackled alone. We work with cancer organizations, health care facilities, nonprofit organizations, government institutions and corporate sponsors to help achieve our common goal: to eliminate cancer. 

Together we are making an impact. I look forward to seeing you at the 6th Annual Champions of Hope Gala on November 10th at the EXDO Event Center in the RiNo Arts District of Denver. 


 Donald M. Elliman, Jr. 


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus