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As we reflect on the past year and the incredible strides being made in cancer research, we thank our donors for their generous and loyal support of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). Because of you, breakthroughs happen. Because of you, treatments improve and lives are saved. Because of you, there is a reason to hope for the future.

The research discovery process is methodical and time-intensive. But the very process is what promises us all freedom from the debilitating effects of cancer. And it is where your generosity makes such a difference. 

Joining a fundraising team event, giving individually, including Huntsman Cancer Foundation in estate plans, or providing generous grants and corporate sponsorships—all these acts combine into a groundswell of support that propels us forward. Here is a review of how.

Annual Giving Mail Program

The mail program has grown immensely since 1999. Individual gifts from thousands of donors across all 50 states equate to more than $1 million annually for cancer research, including 11,967 loyal friends who gave $1,055,000 in 2012.


Huntsman Hometown Heroes

For a decade, this program has helped participants reach their endurance goals in some of the best events in Utah while raising much-needed funds for cancer research at HCI. 

Since 2004, this program has raised a total of $3.7 million.

In 2012, $607,128 was raised through events such as the Huntsman 140, LOTOJA,
Salt Lake City Marathon, Ogden Marathon, and Little Red Riding Hood.

A total of 758 people raised funds by participating in endurance events in 2012.

On chilly winter Saturday mornings, an average of 73 runners joined team training runs.

Planned Giving

Planned or deferred gifts can offer significant estate tax and income benefits while allowing donors to make larger gifts than would be otherwise possible. In turn, this helps secure the future of cancer research at HCI. In 2012, more than $387,450 was given through realized planned gifts. 

Corporate/Foundation Giving

Huntsman Cancer Foundation and HCI are proud to have significant support from corporations and foundations. 

In 2012, 806 corporations gave $6,886,517.

A total of 335 foundations gave $2,054,366

Sheila S. and David P. Gardner

Sigma Chi/Derby Challenge

Since 2005, Sigma Chi chapters throughout the United States and Canada have raised $1 million for cancer research at HCI. 

Each Sigma Chi chapter member from the 242 undergraduate chapters in North America pledged $1,000.


Thank you to all of the individuals, foundations, and corporations that made contributions to Huntsman Cancer Institute's mission through Huntsman Cancer Foundation:

2012 Annual Giving Report

2012 Cumulative Giving Report

Report on Philanthropic Support for Cancer Research in 2012