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The Huntsman Senior World Games are looking for heroes and athletes who are battling cancer; St. George event October 3-15 – St George News

ByMary M. Ward

Mar 23, 2022

Participants at the 2018 Huntsman World Senior Games in Southern Utah, October 9, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George News

ST. GEORGE- The Huntsman Cancer Foundation encourages athletes 50 and older to participate in the 35th Huntsman Senior World Games October 3-15.

Participants at the 2018 Huntsman World Senior Games in Southern Utah, October 11, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George News

The event will bring thousands of senior athletes from around the world to St. George to compete in more than 30 sports, according to a press release from the foundation.

The Games, which encourage active aging and camaraderie, are the world’s largest annual multi-sport event for athletes over 50. Many competitors train year round for their events including archery, bowling, cycling, golf, softball, swimming, volleyball. and more.

When individuals and groups register for the Games as Huntsman Heroes, they can go for gold while raising funds for the Huntsman Cancer Institute’s rescue mission, the press release says. The Huntsman Heroes team is an inclusive group of athletes from all walks of life who are committed to making an impact in cancer research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

“Their dedication to funding cancer research helps pave the way for those who will experience a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime,” said Susan Sheehan, president and chief operating officer of the foundation.

Since 2003, Huntsman World Senior Games has donated to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation to help advance cancer research and develop safer, less toxic treatments for all types of cancer.

“We look forward to seeing all the athletes in person again this year,” said Jen Murano, Events Director at HCF. “It’s inspiring to watch them achieve their fitness goals while supporting the fight against cancer.”

To join the Huntsman World Senior Games as a Huntsman Hero, register by clicking here before September 1st.

According to a press release, the sole purpose of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation is to:

Raise funds to support the mission of the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI): to understand cancer from its inception, to use this knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to alleviate the suffering of cancer patients and to provide education on cancer risk, prevention and care. The Huntsman Cancer Foundation is dedicated to ensuring excellence in these efforts through the development and careful stewardship of private resources. All of HCI’s fundraising initiatives are done through the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, which is a public, functionally integrated, Type III 501(c)(3) organization.

Additionally, the Huntsman Senior World Games are:

The world’s largest annual multi-sport event for athletes aged 50 and over. Each October, over 11,000 athletes from around the world converge on Saint-Georgec to compete in their choice of 35 different sports, including swimming, rugby and athletics. Founded in 1987, 2022 marks the 35th anniversary of the Games. Click here for registration information.

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