The American Fork Canyon Run Against Cancer is a premier running race in the state of Utah with a singular mission: Raise money to help patients in the community who are fighting cancer.
The race is on Saturday, June 22, and includes a half-marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids K. To register or volunteer to help during the race go to http://afcanyonrun.com.
The American Fork Canyon Run Against Cancer is hosted by the Intermountain Healthcare Cancer Centers in partnership with the Intermountain Foundation. The goal is to raise money to help cancer patients in our community.
The money raised from the race helps patients treated at the Intermountain Cancer Centers 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 Intermountain 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.
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.
Current Cancer Facts:
- 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.
Tim Yeatman, MD, an Intermountain physician and scientist and surgical oncologist who was trained at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, is part of a clinical team that is helping Intermountain develop "next generation" One Intermountain cancer care. The focus is high quality, affordable cancer care that is provided close to patient’s homes with an emphasis on making the best cancer care easy to access no matter where you live.
"One Intermountain" Cancer Care:
- 24 hospitals, wide geography, hundreds of physicians specializing in cancer care.
- Delivery of high-quality care delivered to patients no matter where they live.
- The best cancer care developed from a carefully constructed, multi-disciplinary treatment plan.
- 11 disease-focused programs that will meet weekly and broadcast statewide to all hospitals a tumor treatment planning conference to discuss individual cancer care plans for each patient.
“Our integrated care process model means that no matter where you live, you can take advantage of the large number of sub-specialists that come together to develop a customized, personalized cancer plan delivered in timely fashion,” says Dr. Yeatman.
To learn more about cancer care at Intermountain Healthcare, go to: https://intermountainhealthcare.org/services/cancer-care.