Huntsman Cancer Foundation
Every minute in the US, one person dies from cancer. One out of every two men and one out of every three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. This year, 8,880 people will be diagnosed with cancer in Utah alone. Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to winning the war against cancer. Huntsman Cancer Foundation‘s sole purpose is to fund the mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute: to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care.
By participating in the Provo City Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay or 5k you are joining the ongoing fight against cancer, a cause that is near and dear to all of us at Run13. Please join us in our efforts to conquer this disease once and for all!
Join the Hometown Heroes!
Participants of the Hometown Heroes program commit to raising a pre-determined amount of money for their participation in the Provo City Marathon, Half Marathon or 5k. The Hometown Heroes program registers participants for the run and provides training gear and team apparel. In return, participants commit to raising a predetermined amount of donations for the Huntsman Cancer Institute. For more information or to join now, CLICK HERE.
Why Huntsman Cancer Institute and Huntsman Cancer Foundation?
1. 100% of donations made through the Provo City Marathon go to cancer research at HCI. Not a penny is taken out for overhead costs.
2. HCI is one of 66 National Cancer Institute-designed cancer centers in the US. The National Cancer Institute has just approved a five-year renewal of HCI’s designation due to its national impact on advancing cancer research, on advancing care, its scientific leadership, and translation of research from bench to bedside, where it helps patients the most.
3. In the fall of 2011 HCI will double its space for healing and hope by opening the expansion of the Huntsman Cancer Hospital. This will add 50 rooms to the existing 50 patient rooms, a new wellness center, an intensive care unit, and a breast cancer center.
4. At any given time, 215 or more clinical trials are underway. HCI hunts for targeted therapies against cancer. Dozens of new treatments have become available as a “best, last hope” for people battling late stage cancers. Last year alone, HCI was able to offer dozens of new cancer treatments to patients who have been told their prognosis is terminal through their Phase I clinical trials.
5. HCI ranks in the top 1% for inpatient satisfaction.