October 26, 2016 – Last week, Zurixx donated $50,000 to the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) during the Utah Youth Rugby Pink Sevens Tournament. We are proud to donate to one of the world’s leading cancer foundations, dedicated to relieving the suffering of cancer patients and their families as well as providing education about cancer risk and prevention.
HCI, founded by Jon Huntsman, Sr., is the only cancer research and treatment center in the world designed by a former cancer patient. Jon Huntsman Sr., a four-time cancer survivor, set out to build a treatment center that looked, felt, and operated unlike any other. HCI, a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, works to understand cancer from its inception to create safer and more effective treatment programs for each patient. HCI researchers have discovered more inherited cancer genes than any other cancer center in the world.
On any given day, HCI treats 350 outpatients, performs nearly 250 radiology procedures, and has 200 open clinical research trials. Currently, there are more than 450 cancer research projects taking place at HCI.
“We have been fortunate to find a generous and amazing partner in Zurixx,” said Jen Murano, Director of Events at HCI. “They not only donated towards cancer research, but staffed a tent to sell merchandise at the tournament and hand out fliers on our behalf, resulting in additional dollars on top of their already generous donation. They truly understand what it means to be a powerful force for positive change.”
We at Zurixx are especially pleased to partner with HCI as 100% of each donation goes directly towards cancer research. Jon Huntsman, Sr. personally pays the overhead and salary of each employee at the center, so donations may go exactly where they are needed most: cancer research and prevention.
“We look forward to a long and productive partnership with the Huntsman Cancer Institute,” said Jim Carlson, CEO of Zurixx. “Many Zurixx employees have had friends and family affected by cancer, so it’s meaningful to the entire company that we give back to this extraordinary organization.”