In 2015, Sigma Chi made a historic pledge to raise $10 million dollars for the Huntsman Cancer Hospital within the next 7 years. This pledge has grown out of an announcement made at the Sigma Chi 150th celebration, where the Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF) was made the historical fraternity’s national charity of choice. Since 2005 Sigma Chi chapters from across the nation have stepped up to join Jon M. Huntsman to eradicate cancer by raising over $3 million dollars. Active collegiate and alumni chapters hold events in their area and direct the proceeds to HCF, which supports cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Jon M. Huntsman (Penn 1959) is the Sigma Chi brother who invested $300 million to establish the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) in 1995. The Derby Challenge is a friendly competition where everyone wins by raising funds to fight cancer. Undergraduate and alumni chapters of Sigma Chi set up team pages to engage their friends, family, and affiliated groups to fund cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute, a world-wide leader in studying and treating cancer at the molecular level. As you know, the world expects more of the men in Sigma Chi than it does other men. Fittingly, Sigma Chi has taken up the rallying cry, declaring this generation will be the generation to end cancer. We salute them and encourage your support in this ambitious endeavor.
Huntsman Cancer Institute’s winning formula:
Identifying Cancer DNA that can alert us of high risk patients and working to eliminate potential cancer before it gets started.
EARLY DIAGNOSIS + BETTER TREATMENT = NO MORE CANCER