The Ogden Marathon is pleased to welcome the Hometown Heroes!
Hometown Heroes Fundraising Program was founded in April 2003, Hometown Heroes is a fundraising program for Huntsman Cancer Foundation aimed at helping participants reach their endurance goals while raising much-needed funds for cancer research. Hometown Heroes participate in events such as marathons, bike rides, 5Ks and walks. Huntsman Cancer Foundation is the fundraising arm of Huntsman Cancer Institute. Programs like Hometown Heroes raise dollars significant to our commitment of $13M each year.
About Huntsman Cancer Institute
The mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute combines groundbreaking research and state-of-the art patient care with the offering of hope and support for cancer patients and their families. Our team of research scientists, medical professionals, and cancer educators are working to understand cancer from its beginnings, improve treatments, and help patients fight their disease. Former Huntsman Cancer Foundation President and Utah Governor, Jon Huntsman, Jr., explains, "It is the goal of Huntsman Cancer Institute to become a symbol of hope and optimism. We want those carrying the heavy burden of cancer to feel strengthened and hopeful."
The vision of the Huntsman Cancer Institute is to be the premier cancer research and treatment facility in the Intermountain West and among a handful of elite cancer centers in the world. The principles guiding all that we do are: the patient first, no boundaries, and excellence.
Huntsman Cancer Foundation fully supports the Hometown Heroes by providing coaching staff, fundraising help, and logistic support during training runs and rides. Each Hometown Hero agrees to prepare physically for the ride, run, or walk AND personally fund-raise a predetermined minimum amount for their particular event.