This year began like so many others—full of enthusiasm, celebration, and as always, the promise of being one step closer to ending cancer.
What unfolded came as a surprise, but the grit it revealed in everyone at Huntsman Cancer Institute wasn’t.
Patients faced appointments without loved ones—an obstacle that took strength.
Care providers worked long hours—a test of resilience.
Wellness staff innovated their services—a task that took creativity.
Computer technologists moved swiftly to accommodate work from home—a feat that took a lot of teamwork.
Cancer prevention teams were reassigned to aid in the fight against COVID-19—an act that took agility.
Researchers continued their search for deeper knowledge—an effort they couldn’t dream of stopping.
Donors and fundraisers still found ways to give—a quest that took devotion.
We applaud all of you who—on the front lines or behind the scenes, in person and at home—work to continue the lifesaving mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute, even during the most challenging times.
It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to watch all of you rising to face the challenges of this past year in order to serve our patients and communities with such extraordinary skill and grace. You are amazing. On behalf of everyone who is touched by cancer and whose lives you have touched, thank you.
In order of appearance:
Ty and Holly Burrell | Actors
Erin Mendenhall | Salt Lake City Mayor
Tan France | TV Personality
Jann Haworth | Artist and Advocate
Tony Caputo | Restaurateur
Luz Escamilla | Utah State Senator
Rev. France A. Davis | Faith and Civil Rights Leader
Spencer Cox | Utah Governor-Elect
Missy Marlowe | Gymnast
Doug Fabrizio | Radio Host
Mary Beckerle, PhD | Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO