About Our Cause

Your Involvement Helps Your Neighbors

The AF Canyon Run Against Cancer is a premier running race in the state of Utah with a singular mission: Raise money to help patients in our community who are fighting cancer.

The race is hosted by Intermountain Healthcare Cancer Centers, in partnership with the Intermountain Foundation. Our goal is to raise money to help cancer patients in our community. Proceeds from the race go towards supporting local cancer patients.

We use the money to help patients treated at the Cancer Centers in Utah County with medical bills, as well as costs associated with receiving treatment, including transportation to and from appointments, temporary housing close to the hospital, and food. The Cancer Centers also provide a gift closet with items for hair loss such as wigs and scarves, mastectomy bras, and some prosthetics. Proceeds may also be used to purchase major and minor cancer equipment.

The AF Canyon Run Against Cancer raises funds to support local cancer patients

We encourage our runners to "Race in Honor" of loved ones who have fought, or are fighting, the battle against cancer.

Because of your involvement in the race and with additional donations, many families right here in your area have been helped on their path to becoming a SURVIVOR.

Cancer Facts

We also know that raising awareness about cancer treatment options and the support that can be found right here in our community will save lives. Protect your health through getting a cancer screening exam. Early detection is the key to a long and healthy life.

  • About 8,000 people are diagnosed with some type of cancer in Utah each year; about 2,500 will die every year
  • About 1,000 are diagnosed in Utah County each year, and about 300 will die every year
  • 1 out of every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime
  • 1 out of every 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime

*Cancer facts from National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) data.

"My father died last year after I ran the 5k. My sister-in-law also passed away last summer from cancer. Neither of them were able to pay for their treatments, but they were never denied help!"

— Name withheld, Spanish Fork

About Our Cancer Centers

Have Confidence in Your Cancer Treatment

With cancer, you want to have confidence that you’re receiving treatments that have proven effective. At our Cancer Centers, skilled and experienced specialists utilize proven technologies, clinical best practices and the latest research to ensure you receive the most effective treatment for you. And the best opportunity to heal.

Proven Cancer Technology Means Confidence

Confidence in your cancer care can come in different ways. One is the utilization of proven technologies. At our Cancer Centers, our talented experts employ technologies that have shown to work and that give patients a better chance at beating cancer. And isn’t that really the bottom line?

A Team Approach to Care

Fear and uncertainty come with any diagnosis of cancer. But you can also feel confidence. Because at Intermountain Cancer Centers, talented and experienced teams of specialists collaborate on your treatment plan. They utilize proven technologies, clinical best practices and the latest research, all of which provides you with the best care possible, and the best opportunity to heal.

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The AF Canyon Run Against Cancer is all about running for a cause. Each person runs for their own reason — and we’d love to hear about it! Connect with us and share your experiences using hashtag #afcanyonrun #whywerun.

Title Sponsors
97th Floor is a Title Sponsor of AF Canyon Run Against Cancer Health Equity is a Title Sponsor of AF Canyon Run Against Cancer

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