Like many people, cancer has affected many people in my life; family and friends. This has driven me to study cancer as a career. The CLC is an important organization that provide resources to cancer researchers in Colorado. I was on the Scientific advisory board for the CLC for four years. During that time I saw many outstanding research projects go unfunded due to a lack of sufficient money to support the projects. There are many organizations raising money for various causes, including cancer, but many of them use donations to support the infrastructure of the organization. Not so with CLC, 100% of the money that is donated goes directly to cancer research in Colorado. I am not exactly comfortable with heights. Over the Edge will be a real challenge to me, but nothing compared to the challenges faced daily by people living with cancer.