Financial assistance for treatment-related costs

The Taking Steps for Cancer Fund, operated by Mountain Family Center, exists to ease the financial burden of treatment for Grand County residents battling cancer. Because no cancer treatment is available in the county, patients often must travel long distances, up to several times per week, to receive medical care. Gas, lodging, meals and other expenses can add up, and the Cancer Fund is available to help cover these expenses. Assistance is available regardless of income or insurance status, and each client can receive up to $5,000 per year in reimbursement.

The Cancer Fund is made possible by the hard work of the volunteer group Taking Steps for Cancer (“Taking Steps”). Taking Steps organizes several annual events to create awareness and support. The longest-standing and largest of these events is the Taking Steps 5k and auction held in Grand Lake each fall. The group also holds a Spirit Polar Plunge into Grand Lake in June, a “Views and Vistas” deck tour in July and a golf tournament in August!

To find out more about the assistance offered through the Cancer Fund, please call 970-557-3186 or email

If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Taking Steps for Cancer, please email Judy Eberly at

Photos from Past Events

2023 Sagebrush Western Classic


2022 Sagebrush Western Classic


2022 Spirit Polar Plunge


2019 Spirit Polar Plunge


2018 Spirit Polar Plunge


2018 Taking Steps 5k and Auction