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Plan Your Own Event

Research matters. Huntsman Cancer Institute has always distinguished itself by identifying and supporting scientists with new ideas that lead to lifesaving discoveries. Research led by scientists today gives us hope for tomorrow.

You can be part of that hope. When you fundraise for Huntsman Cancer Institute, patients know they don’t struggle alone. They know that others—even others they may never meet—care about them and about making their lives better.

DIY Fundraising Site

Encourage family and friends to donate to Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF) in honor of your birthday, wedding, athletic event, an important milestone, or in memory or honor of a loved one. Each personalized fundraising page provides the opportunity to make an online donation to support our mission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions not answered here? Please email Director of Events Jen Murano or call her at 801-584-5815.

What if I’m not an experienced fundraiser?

Your fundraiser can be as ambitious (or modest) as you like. We want you to be successful and enjoy the experience.

We’ve provided two PDF guides to make your fundraising event easy and fun:

  1. Event-Planning Guide: Read our expert ideas for all sorts of fundraisers—email-a-thons, dinners, concerts, races, tournaments, and more.
  2. Community Partnerships Fundraising Campaign Guide: Read general information on fundraiser planning, understand HCF's financial and promotional policies, and complete our Community Partner Agreement form.

At the end of the day, fundraising isn’t just about money. It’s about connecting with others and showing them how to support worthy causes you believe in.

Before attempting to design and execute an event idea on your own, please read the general guidelines below and contact Director of Events Jen Murano.

What are the general guidelines?

  • Contact the HCF office at least 90 days before the event.
  • HCF must approve all uses of logo and name in advance of any printing.
  • All donors should make checks payable to Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
  • HCF will provide counsel, letterhead, and use of logo/name only after event consultation and approval.
  • HCF cannot provide public relations support, staff support, “seed money” or financial support, or access to any mailing lists.
  • HCF cannot support fundraising for an individual's medical bills.
  • HCF reserves the right to refuse any event at any time.

What assistance does HCF provide?

HCF can provide the following with at least 90 days’ notice:

  • Letter on official HCF letterhead, including tax-exempt information, for the sponsoring organization to use in its fundraising and sponsor recruitment efforts
  • Advice for volunteers and event organizers regarding fundraising, public relations, marketing, and other important event-planning topics
  • Information regarding current research at Huntsman Cancer Institute (possibly specific to a certain type of cancer such as colon cancer or leukemia) for distribution at the event or for public relations efforts conducted by the sponsoring organization
  • Use of the Huntsman Cancer Institute logo. Before printing, HCF must review and approve all event and promotional materials with logo and/or name.

What HCF may provide (depending on schedules and the type of event):

  • An HCF representative to participate in a check presentation at the event
  • A Huntsman Cancer Institute representative to set up a booth or table at the event to answer basic cancer questions
  • A letter of thanks to event donors

I want to put on my own event. What do I do?

If you are interested in organizing your own fundraising event, you must sign and submit the agreement in our Community Partnerships Fundraising Campaign Guide.

I want a portion of my business' proceeds to come to HCF. How do I arrange that?

If you own or run a business and your idea involves a charitable sales promotion, such as donating a dollar amount for goods or services, you must sign and submit the agreement included in our Community Partnerships Fundraising Campaign Guide.