Founded by Huntsman, the Huntsman Cancer Institute is dedicated to finding the causes of cancer, developing new and better treatments, and preventing people from ever developing cancer. Huntsman founded HCI to focus on understanding cancer from its very beginnings and to translate this knowledge into safer and more effective treatments. HCI was chosen as Sigma Chi's preferred philanthropic partner because many Sigs and their families have been directly affected by cancer, the second-leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, men have an approximate lifetime risk of 1:2 for developing the disease; for women, the risk is 1:3.
Derby Days is our annual philanthropy event set out to raise money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute. It consists of various fundraisers throughout the week, including things like a dance competition, relay races, and more. If you'd like to sign up a team, download and print the file below and return it to the Sigma Chi House. This year's Derby Days will be on March 30th, 2019.
If you would like to make a donation to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, use the link here.
Derby Days 2016