Our Mission

Cops Fighting Cancer’s mission is to provide individualized financial, practical and emotional support to Colorado cancer patients and their families. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping Colorado cancer patients. We pride ourselves in keeping overhead very low, ensuring that donations go directly to the needs of Colorado cancer patients and their families. Cops Fighting Cancer is made up of police and civilian volunteers providing emotional, practical and financial support making a REAL difference in the fight against cancer. Financial Support: Cops Fighting Cancer provides individualized financial support to families as our resources allow. While medical bills mount, families are still faced with the “everyday” financial obligations that we all face: • Rent/Mortgage Payments • Car Payments • Insurance Premiums • Food/Clothing • Other Financial Obligations Cops Fighting Cancer focuses on the “most pressing need”, and works to meet it. This allows the patient and families to focus on getting better. Practical Support: When a family is facing the battle with cancer, even the smallest problems can seem huge. Cops Fighting Cancer seeks to relieve the burden by providing practical assistance. For example, one family was faced with having to do laundry at the local laundry mat due to a broken washing machine. Cops Fighting Cancer found, purchased, delivered and installed a new one. This was a small, practical step that made life a little easier for the family – and that’s what Cops Fighting Cancer seeks to accomplish on a practical level. Emotional Support: The battle with cancer can be daunting. It takes it’s emotional toll on a patient and their loved ones. Cops Fighting Cancer provides emotional support that goes well beyond sympathy, creating an uplifting, challenging and supportive environment. Jim Seneca, the founder of Cops Fighting Cancer, was diagnosed with leukemia in 1987. After a grueling battle, he won. It’s because of that experience that Cops Fighting Cancer can provide the needed emotional support for patients and their families. There is personal empathy and understanding in a one-to-one support environment. Cops Fighting Cancer is there so the patient and their family don’t have to fight alone. To volunteer, donate or for more information, please contact us.

Cops Fighting Cancer’s mission is to provide individualized financial, practical and emotional support to Colorado cancer patients and their families. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping Colorado cancer patients. We pride ourselves in keeping overhead very low, ensuring that donations go directly to the needs of Colorado cancer patients and their families. Cops Fighting Cancer is made up of police and civilian volunteers providing emotional, practical and financial support making a REAL difference in the fight against cancer. Financial Support: Cops Fighting Cancer provides individualized financial support to families as our resources allow. While medical bills mount, families are still faced with the “everyday” financial obligations that we all face:

  • Rent/Mortgage Payments
  • Car Payments
  • Insurance Premiums
  • Food/Clothing
  • Other Financial Obligations

Cops Fighting Cancer focuses on the “most pressing need”, and works to meet it. This allows the patient and families to focus on getting better. Practical Support: When a family is facing the battle with cancer, even the smallest problems can seem huge. Cops Fighting Cancer seeks to relieve the burden by providing practical assistance. For example, one family was faced with having to do laundry at the local laundry mat due to a broken washing machine. Cops Fighting Cancer found, purchased, delivered and installed a new one. This was a small, practical step that made life a little easier for the family – and that’s what Cops Fighting Cancer seeks to accomplish on a practical level. Emotional Support: The battle with cancer can be daunting. It takes it’s emotional toll on a patient and their loved ones. Cops Fighting Cancer provides emotional support that goes well beyond sympathy, creating an uplifting, challenging and supportive environment. Jim Seneca, the founder of Cops Fighting Cancer, was diagnosed with leukemia in 1987. After a grueling battle, he won. It’s because of that experience that Cops Fighting Cancer can provide the needed emotional support for patients and their families. There is personal empathy and understanding in a one-to-one support environment. Cops Fighting Cancer is there so the patient and their family don’t have to fight alone.

To volunteer, donate or for more information, please contact us.

Who We Are

Cops Fighting Cancer is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that exists to provide Hope, Support and Compassion to Colorado cancer patients and their families. Officer James Seneca founded the organization and has gathered both law enforcement and civilian volunteers, who have a genuine desire to help cancer patients and their families win the fight against cancer. Cops Fighting Cancer provides financial, practical and emotional support to help these patients and families focus on defeating the illness. People who have been diagnosed with cancer immediately find themselves in great need. The primary need is medical care, but all of the other “day-to-day” needs don’t just disappear. Rent and mortgage payments still need to be made, families still have to be cared for, and all of the other practical daily tasks need to be carried out. These needs don’t go away. These families also find themselves in tremendous need for emotional support that goes well beyond sympathy. The treatments for cancer, while much better than they used to be, are not easily endured. It takes strength and support form others to help patients make it through. Cops Fighting Cancer is here to provide that support for Colorado families. To volunteer , donate or for further information, Please contact us.

Meet Our Founder

It all started in August of 1987, when Jim Seneca, two weeks into his training at the police academy in Buffalo, New York, was diagnosed with leukemia. Just 26 years old at the time, Jim was devastated. He underwent six grueling months of chemotherapy as he battled cancer. This strong, 220 lb man was reduced to a frail figure weighing in at 165 lbs. Those six months were the hardest of his life. The violent spells of vomiting, losing all of his hair, and the endless doubt took their toll on Jim – to the point of wanting to give up.

“At one point I thought it was just too difficult, and I thought that I would rather die,” says Jim.

It was the support of family and friends that gave Jim the strength to make it through. They pushed him to keep striving forward, to keep fighting. Because of them, Jim made it. After that experience, Officer Seneca made a promise to himself. He vowed that he would be there to help others fighting the battle with cancer.

It was out of Jim’s desire to provide Hope, Compassion and Support that Cops Fighting Cancer was born.

Today, Jim is an officer with the Aurora, Colorado police department. And, Cops Fighting Cancer has helped Colorado cancer patients and families for over 7 years. “It’s just simple compassion. I was spared so I could help these families.” Hope, Compassion, Support has become Officer James Seneca’s life mission.

Fundraising

If you are interested in partnering with Cops Fighting Cancer in any of the
following ways,

  • Hosting an event benefiting CFC
  • Partnering with your organization on a fundraiser
  • Becoming a Sponsor, Financial or Media
  • Employee Matching
  • Joining our Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Please contact Jim Seneca: 720-938-3810 or email us at info@copsfightingcancer.org

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