Oct 27, 2021 9:00 AM

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Brad Bishop (left) and Susan Sheehan (far right) from Huntsman Cancer Foundation receive a check from the Tee It Up Foundation board of directors.
Brad Bishop (left) and Susan Sheehan (far right) from Huntsman Cancer Foundation receive a check from the Tee It Up Foundation board of directors.

Today, Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF) announced that longtime community partner Tee It Up Foundation reached an incredible milestone, raising $1 million for cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI).

Founded in 2012 by Marianne Goldthorpe and Jayne Peterson, Tee It Up Foundation aims to raise money for cancer research at HCI. Tee It Up made a $13,000 donation to HCF in its first year. In 2021, its contribution was $91,000, bringing the all-time fundraising total to more than $1 million.

The Tee It Up board of directors consists of five “determined” women who pledge to do some good while doing something they love—golf. The Tee It Up Foundation motto is “Changing the outcome from hope to cure.” The board of directors includes cofounders Goldthorpe and Peterson, Lidia Di Lello, Carol Igoe, and Lori Seppi. Each summer, Tee It Up hosts a two-day golf event for women at Jeremy Ranch that includes a nine-hole and 18-hole golf tournament. In recent years, the event has included an evening gala and silent auction, and all proceeds benefit HCI.

“As a cancer survivor, I know the value of research,” Goldthorpe says. “We are inspired and motivated by the progress we see happening at Huntsman. We are committed to funding cancer research for years to come.”

Community partners like Tee It Up are a vital part of HCF’s purpose to fund the mission of HCI. When individuals and organizations in the community raise funds for cancer research at HCI, they give hope to individuals and families facing a cancer diagnosis.

“We are so grateful for our partnership with the Tee It Up Foundation and excited to celebrate this incredible milestone of $1 million raised,” says Susan Sheehan, president and chief operating officer of HCF. “These five women are champions of cancer research. Their passion and dedication truly bring hope to all those impacted by cancer.”

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About Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is the official cancer center of Utah and the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West. The campus includes a state-of-the-art cancer specialty hospital, and two buildings dedicated to cancer research. HCI provides patient care, cancer screening, and education at community clinics and affiliate hospitals throughout the Mountain West. HCI is consistently recognized among the best cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The region’s first proton therapy center opened in 2021 and a major hospital expansion is underway. HCI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for staff, students, patients, and communities. Advancing cancer research discoveries and treatments to meet the needs of patients who live far away from a major medical center is a unique focus. More genes for inherited cancers have been discovered at HCI than at any other cancer center, including genes responsible for breast, ovarian, colon, head and neck cancers, and melanoma. HCI was founded by Jon M. and Karen Huntsman.

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