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The Huntsman Cancer Foundation has been the preferred philanthropic partner of Sigma Chi since December 2012. The foundation was founded by Significant Sig and Order of Constantine Sig Jon Huntsman Sr., Pennsylvania ’59, in 1993. The mission of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation is to find the causes of cancer, to develop new and better treatments, and to prevent people from ever developing the disease.
Through our undergraduate and alumni chapters, Sigma Chi is excited to support the Foundation as it strives forward toward this ambitious goal. To date, Sigma Chi has donated over $6.3 million to fulfill a promise to become the Generation to End Cancer.
In 2015, Sigma Chi made a pledge to donate $10 million to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation within seven years. In recognition of that pledge, the Huntsman Cancer Institute named its sixth floor for the Sigma Chi International Fraternity.
In 2017, the Fraternity increased its pledge by $1 million to $11 million with the creation of the Sigma Chi Friendship Garden in the new Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center. The Theta Chapter is pleased to have raised over $50,000 in support of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation last year, placing us among the top-raising chapters in the nation.