SALT LAKE CITY, June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Zurixx, the nation's leader in financial education programs, is proud to announce it will serve as the presenting sponsor for the upcoming Huntsman 5K on Saturday, June 17. The Huntsman 5K is an annual, family-friendly fun run and fundraiser in Salt Lake City that benefits cancer research.
All funds raised from the event will go directly toward cancer research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) in Salt Lake City. To help reach the overall goal of $200,000, each participant is encouraged to fundraise and then decide the type of cancer research their donation will benefit. Since 2014, the Huntsman 5K and Kids Fun K have raised more than $500,000 for cancer research.
"I know I speak for all of Zurixx when I say there is no greater feeling than being able to give back to our community and contribute to such a meaningful cause," said Jim Carlson, CEO of Zurixx. "We could not be happier to partner with the Huntsman Cancer Institute and sponsor the Huntsman 5K."
The sponsorship further cements Zurixx's strong partnership with HCI. Last month, Zurixx teamed up with HCI to create the "I Am a Hero" campaign to further fund cancer research. The campaign was launched as a social initiative to showcase the importance of contributing to cancer research. Photos of Zurixx employees and their personal reason for supporting the partnership were shared across social media to illustrate that people from all walks of life can come together to support a common cause.
"We have found such a wonderful partner in Zurixx," said Jen Murano, Events Director at Huntsman Cancer Foundation. "The 'I Am a Hero' campaign was extremely effective, so we are looking forward to working together again at the race. We could not think of a more perfect sponsor."
The campaign and sponsorship continue Zurixx's steadfast tradition of giving back to the community. Zurixx has donated to the Susan G. Komen organization, the Utah Food Bank, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, along with its extensive work with Habitat for Humanity.
"Sponsoring the Huntsman 5K is just one way we can promote company-wide health and wellness," said Carlson. "It also gives us an opportunity to donate to cancer research and continue the search for a cure. That's what is most important."
The run will begin and end at 200 Fort Douglas Blvd at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Individual runners, companies, and groups are all invited to participate. The registration deadline is Thursday, June 15. For more details and registration, please visit the race's website.
Zurixx, LLC develops financial education programs based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Dorado, Puerto Rico. Founded in 2012 by James Carlson, the company has received several accolades and awards from Inc Magazine, Fortune, Salt Lake Tribune, and more. By crafting messaging, developing materials, and launching sales programs, Zurixx team members are thoroughly involved in constantly improving educational programs to fit their clients' needs. Through extensive research and planning, the Zurixx sales model provides financial education across the United States and Canada to students interested in growing their real estate investment businesses. Find out more at http://zurixx.com/.
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