Mar 01, 2019 8:00 AM


Team Jarem poses for a photo at the finish line of the Huntsman Sports Festival.

Jarem Hallows had been in remission for a year when his tongue cancer came back in 2016. His family and friends quickly looked for ways to show support. They discovered Huntsman Heroes, a training and fundraising program, and the Huntsman Sports Festival, which includes the Huntsman 5K running and Huntsman 140 cycling events. The group created a fundraising team in 2017. Jarem knew the importance of research and its impact on cancer outcomes, so #TeamJarem designated their dollars to support the Head and Neck Cancers Disease Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI).

In 2018, #TeamJarem raised more than $26,000 at the festival. It was the largest fundraising team at the event—almost 250 walking, running, and cycling team members. It is also the largest gift of support ever received for the Head and Neck Cancers Disease Center.

"Winning" didn't have anything to do with how long Jarem lived, but how he spent the time he had. He told his loved ones he defeated cancer "by courageously enduring it well." He meant what he said. Continuing to live with dignity and grace, he strengthened every person who supported him during his difficult journey. Jarem passed away in November 2018, surrounded by his family—his wife, Camilla, and their five beautiful children.

#TeamJarem plans to participate in the 2019 Huntsman Sports Festival, continuing to support HCI research in memory of their dear friend.

Jarem Hallows, his wife, and their five children pose for a photo in a grassy field.
An infographic about the Huntsman Heroes fundraising program explains that 2,733 heroes participated in 2018, came from 30 states, and raised $1,239,548 for cancer research.

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