Feb 11, 2020

Invest in Joy

Holly Hagerman, cancer survivor and co-chair of Pink Park City, has always found joy in being active in the mountains. When she stumbled into Pink Vail during a trip to celebrate healing from surgery, she knew she had to bring that joy back to Utah.

Jan 14, 2020

A New Decade: Celebrating More Than 20 Years of Supporting Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Mission

In 1999, the first research building at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) opened, with a vision that HCI could make a difference in the lives of people with cancer. Two decades later, discoveries have been made and lives have been saved because of committed, tenacious, hardworking doctors, researchers, and nurses. And standing beside them along this path are our steadfast and generous donors.

Dec 18, 2019

Making a Difference in Fundraising for Cancer Research

Heather Arauzo has volunteered for Huntsman Cancer Foundation for nearly a decade. She began as an aid station volunteer for the Huntsman 140, an endurance bicycling event held each year in June. Even better, Heather was able to multiply her gift of time and talent by persuading her husband and five children to join her each year. This family affair has become a cherished tradition.

Dec 04, 2019

Celebrating A 100th Birthday and a Legacy Secured

On December 7, 2019, Richard Fay will reach an incredible milestone: his 100th birthday. But that isn’t the only significant thing about Richard—he is also a five-time cancer survivor. His wife, Carol, is also a cancer survivor. When Jon and Karen Huntsman made their first gift of $10 million to establish a cancer institute on the campus of the University of Utah, they issued a call to the community, asking others to dig deep and support the vision that would become Huntsman Cancer Institute. Richard and Carol answered that call, creating a planned gift with a bequest to support cancer research.

Nov 06, 2019

Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Family Recognized by Nations Cancer Centers

Leaders of cancer centers across the U.S. came together this week to recognize the contributions of the Jon M. and Karen Huntsman family, their exceptional leadership in advancing cancer research and care and in inspiring others to do the same.

Oct 03, 2019

Honoring a Lifetime of Support

When Jon and Karen Huntsman made the first $10 million gift to establish a cancer institute at the University of Utah in 1995, the gift did not mark the beginning of their philanthropic efforts. Long before, they were committing resources—sometimes beyond their means—to support those who needed an extra lift. Through all of those years, Karen stood by Jon’s side with unwavering support. She was the unsung hero as he decided to make the eradication of cancer his life’s philanthropic work.

Sep 05, 2019

Huntsman Cancer Institute Breaks Ground on 205,000-Square-Foot Expansion of Cancer Hospital

Today patients, donors, dignitaries, and staff of Huntsman Cancer Institute celebrated the groundbreaking of the next major expansion on the cancer campus. The Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers at HCI will contain eight stories, with a floor dedicated to women’s cancers; a new endoscopy center; increased services for blood and marrow transplant patients; an expansion of the HCI Wellness and Integrative Health Center; and 48 new inpatient hospital rooms

Jul 11, 2019

Finding Comfort through Giving

Audrey Matthews has a unique way of honoring the memory of her daughter Natalie, who died in a car accident at the age of 19. Twice a year, on Natalie’s birthday and the anniversary of her death, Audrey and her family donate quilts through their nonprofit, 19 Quilts for Natalie.