Jon M. HuntsmanAs you know, cancer touches all of our lives. As my mother died of breast cancer in my arms at far too young an age, I made the decision to devote the remainder of my life to fighting this terrible disease. At that time, I had no idea how I could make a difference. I just knew I could never give up. You haven't given up either. My humble thanks to you for your generous support of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI).

This year HCI will provide 150,000 highly specialized cancer treatments to people from the Mountain West, the United States, and beyond. We offer the only Phase I clinical program (often considered a cancer patient's last and best hope) of any clinical facility located between Denver and San Francisco. We will help 1 million people with their cancer questions through our award-winning cancer learning center.

While our family was honored to help bring it to life, today it is sustained thanks to the support of nearly one million friends who stand with us. Thanks to our excellent research programs HCI is the #1 genetics research facility in the world. We have discovered more gene mutations responsible for inherited cancers than any other place in the world. Our discoveries have helped impact cancer patients regardless of where they live. The breadth of these discoveries includes genes responsible for breast cancer, colon cancer, melanoma, head and neck cancers, thyroid cancer and more.

It is likely that these advancements will make a difference to you. We need your help to find the cures for tomorrow's cancer patients. We need your help to eradicate cancer from the face of the earth. So please join us and donate now or download and print our donation form. Gifts will go to the area of greatest need or you can indicate a specific program or area of research.

Jon M Huntsman, Sr.

History of giving

1993 – Donates $10 million to the University of Utah to establish a cancer institute
1995 – Pledges $110 million to construct a state-of-the-art cancer center
1996 – HCI breaks ground for a new 231,118 square foot research, treatment, and education facility
1999 – HCI research building is dedicated
2000 - Pledges $125 million to fund cancer research and construct Huntsman Cancer Hospital
2004 – Huntsman Cancer Hospital opens
2009 – Five Presidential Professorships in Cancer Research established to commemorate HCI’s 10th anniversary
2011 – Donates $41 million to cancer research at HCI
2014 – HCI breaks ground for new $120 million research expansion
2017 – Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center opens (early summer)