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February 10, 2020

As I write today, snow has enveloped the Wasatch in its embrace. The campus is quiet and beautiful.

I moved from Maine to Utah in April 1986. The day after I arrived, Salt Lake received a foot of heavy, beautiful, water-rich snow. As I experienced spring in Utah, I thought this place was magical and would offer endless vistas and possibilities. In his “Wilderness Letter,” Wallace Stegner called our landscapes “the geography of hope.” He said our nation and the West were built on such hope.

So it is no surprise that in just a couple of decades, our cancer institute has grown from an audacious idea resting in one man’s mind and beautiful heart, to the state-of-the-art, architecturally inspiring, world-renowned cancer institute it is today. Jon Huntsman and his family have inspired more than one million others to join the dream to eradicate cancer. We want to thank every person who has opened their heart and supported this vision.

We are again growing Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) to take care of more patients in new and better ways. In 2020, we will be able to offer proton therapy to patients at HCI for the first time. This has required an investment of $32MM—something we could not have done without the support of our donors. Thank you.

Visitors will also notice we are adding to our clinics and hospital. This latest expansion includes 48 private inpatient rooms, expanded wellness and survivorship services, an entire floor dedicated to the screening and treatment of women’s cancers, and increased capacity to provide other outpatient services. We will also be able to add more surgical suites in the existing hospital, as endoscopy services migrate into the newest space. The Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers will open its doors to patients in the fall of 2022.

So on this snowy February day, I hope you enjoy a little hygge* time. Our entire team extends our love and our own warm embrace to those of you fighting this horrible disease.

Happy Valentine’s from us to you!


Susan Sheehan
President and COO
Huntsman Cancer Foundation

*Hygge is the Danish cultural concept and value of warm, happy coziness and togetherness, which people make time for in everyday life. (For you, Beth.)