In December 2012, Sigma Chi designated the Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF) as its sole preferred philanthropic partner. On April 12, 2013, Sigma Chi members presented the millionth dollar raised for cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute to Significant Sig and Order of Constantine Sig Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., Pennsylvania 1959.
On June 15, 2015, Sigma Chi made the largest commitment by a men’s fraternity, with an $11 million pledge to HCF. In February 2020, Sigma Chi fulfilled that pledge.
In June 2019, Sigma Chi pledged an additional $20 million to be used for women's cancer screening, treatment, and research.
The Sigma Chi name now graces the Huntsman Cancer Institute campus: Huntsman Cancer Institute hospital is home to the Sigma Chi International Fraternity Sixth Floor. Chapters that raise $1,000 or more also receive brick pavers in the Walk of Hope, located between the hospital and research buildings. Last year alone the Sigma Chi Fraternity raised over $1.9 million and dedicated the Sigma Chi Friendship Garden at the new Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
At Sigma Chi, this is our battle cry: We Are The Generation to End Cancer™.
The Huntsman Challenge
The Huntsman Challenge is an online competition between the chapters of Sigma Chi. Chapter winners are announced each year at Balfour Leadership Training Workshop. The Challenge runs annually from August 1 to July 31.
Philanthropy has always been an integral part of Sigma Chi, with the undergraduates taking up the rallying cry of becoming "The Generation to End Cancer." This partnership with Sigma Chi is significant because college students across the world are directly affecting the lives of others through their fundraising efforts each year. These young men are facilitating workshops, events, and campaigns that reach outside of the Mountain West region of the United States to involve people from all walks of life in the fight against cancer.
Sigma Chi alumni can get involved and support their local chapter. For more information regarding Sigma Chi and its relationship to HCF please email email@example.com.