The Mountain Family Center Cancer Fund 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 $2,500 per year in reimbursement.

The Cancer Fund is made possible because of the hard-work and dedication of the all-volunteer group “Taking Steps for Cancer” (Taking Steps). Taking Steps organizes events and outreach each year to create awareness and support for the program. The longest-standing and largest of these events is the Taking Steps 5k and auction held at Pancho & Lefty’s in Grand Lake each fall. Please see our “Events” page for more info!

To find out more about the assistance offered through the Cancer Fund, or to find out if you qualify, please call 970-557-3186 or email If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Taking Steps, please visit their Facebook page or email Judy at