Presented by R&O Construction
September 25, 2020
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Please help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children aged 1-14. In 2020, an estimated 11,050 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed, and 1,190 cancer-related deaths will occur among children aged birth to 14 years. Cancer touches every family in some way or another and it’s up to us to help make a difference in the lives of those affected in our communities.
September 25th, 2020 will be the third year for the American Cancer Society Construction Vs Cancer “The Big Dig” event in Utah. “The Big Dig” gives local Utah children, focusing particularly on those with cancer, the opportunity to attend and operate heavy machinery, including excavators, scissor lifts, and more. The goal of “The Big Dig” is to create an event that provides a festive, fair-like atmosphere for young cancer patients and their families.
Funds raised at the event will directly go to support pediatric cancer research. The American Cancer Society is currently funding over $800,000 in pediatric multiyear research grants at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital and more than $37 million in grants across the United States. The 2019 Construction VS Cancer event raised over $85,000 for pediatric cancer research.
The American Cancer Society is working to finish the fight against every cancer in every community. We are the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research in the United States, investing more than $4 billion since 1946. Thanks in part to our contributions, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the US in the past two decades. Now, that is a reason to celebrate, so please join us.
We hope to see you there!
For more than a 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
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