Huntsman Ride Goes Virtual For 2020

0
1295

Due to the current COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, the Huntsman Cancer Foundation has cancelled a number of events, including the Huntsman 140 ride from Delta to Salt Lake City. Instead, in a letter sent to interested parties, the Foundation has elected to run “virtual” events for 2020. The text of their letter is below:

In 2015, the Huntsman 140 raised $415,000 for cancer research. Photo by Charles Uibel In 2015, the Huntsman 140 raised $415,000 for cancer research. Photo by Charles Uibel

VIRTUAL Huntsman SportsFest: Virtual means wherever you are, whatever you want to do, and raising funds for cancer research.

We hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to let you know that the Huntsman SportsFest Run and Ride is moving to a virtual event for 2020, and we are asking you to join us. We have reimagined the event so that it is accessible to everyone, from anywhere. Although we can’t come together physically on June 20, we can make a difference through an exciting virtual fundraising experience dedicated to raising funds for cancer research.

Registration for the Virtual Huntsman SportsFest has been decreased to $25, and kids in the Virtual Huntsman Run are only $12. Registration is open now. Participants will receive a personal fundraising page, incentives for fundraising, an event t-shirt, and the knowledge that you are raising funds that accelerate cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). Your support is needed now more than ever. Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the work at HCI goes forward. Our patients and caregivers continue the fight against cancer on the front lines. Each day we help hundreds of patients whose course of treatment cannot be delayed. HCI’s researchers are finding new and innovative ways to continue research efforts that save lives.

We invite you to think big! “Virtual” can mean anything: any distance, any location, and any activity that is safe and fun for you/your family. Maybe a 10K trail run becomes a pickleball contest with your family. Maybe the 140-miles you were planning to ride with friends, turns into a solo ride that you video document at stops along the way for friends and family to see on social media.

To register, go to www.huntsmansportsfestival.com

We are sure you have questions about this change. Please check out our FAQ page for answers to the many questions you may have. As always, you can contact us at [email protected] for additional information

Whether you choose to ride, run, walk, hold a family bingo tournament, or another activity, by committing to join us on June 20, you are making a difference. We hope to “see” you on June 20. One hundred percent of all donated dollars will fund cancer research at HCI. Our mission to eradicate cancer from the face of the earth continues and we are grateful for your support.

Thank you,

Jen Murano
Director of Events
Huntsman Cancer Foundation

Susan Sheehan
President and COO
Huntsman Cancer Foundation

 

A rider supporting his friend. The Huntsman Ride raises money to support the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Photo by Dave Iltis
Many people write the names of who they are riding for in chalk. The Huntsman Ride raises money to support the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Photo by Dave Iltis
The Huntsman Ride raises money to support the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Photo by Dave Iltis
RIders crossing the finish line after the Huntsman 140.
The Huntsman Ride raises money to support the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Photo by Dave Iltis
2 riders after the event. The Huntsman Ride raises money to support the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Photo by Dave Iltis
(Visited 255 times, 1 visits today)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here