By Porter Sproul
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 sports 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 is participating in the 2019 Huntsman Sports Festival on June 15, continuing to support HCI research in memory of their dear friend.
You can join #TeamJarem and this incredible cancer fighting community by registering to run or ride at huntsmansportsfestival.com.
The Huntsman Sports Festival returns for its third year of bringing cyclists and runners together to raise funds for research at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF) combined its iconic Huntsman 140 cycling ride with its 5K and kids’ run in 2017 to create the Huntsman Sports Festival, a single-day event that provides participants with more ways to get involved. HCF has added a 10K trail run to the 2019 event. The Huntsman 140 includes distance options of 25, 50, 75, and 140 miles with a relay option for the 140-mile courses.
To date, the Huntsman 140 and the Huntsman 5k have raised a combined 3.8 million dollars for cancer research. This year’s fundraising goal is $750,000, with one hundred percent of funds raised going to vital research for all types of cancer.
Huntsman Cancer Foundation’s sole purpose is to raise funds to support the mission of the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI): To understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care. Huntsman Cancer Foundation is dedicated to ensuring excellence in these endeavors through the development and prudent stewardship of private resources. All HCI fundraising initiatives happen through Huntsman Cancer Foundation, which is a public, functionally integrated, Type 3 501 (c)(3).
June 15 — Huntsman 140, Delta, UT, A road cycling, non-competitive ride that raises funds for cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Participate in the 140-Mile Founder’s Ride from Delta, Utah (with a new relay option) or 30, 55, 75, and 140-mile out-and-back from Salt Lake City, Utah, Jen Murano-Tucker, 801-584-5815, [email protected], Porter Sproul, 801-584-5882, [email protected], huntsman140.com