Huck Cancer is an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament and grassroots fundraiser. Cancer touches us all. The Huck Cancer Ultimate Frisbee Tournament was born when our dear friend Eric Arons was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2009. When friends approached Eric about doing something in his honor, he unselfishly (and very characteristically) turned the spotlight away from himself and suggested we set up something fun as a fundraising event to help people with all kinds of cancer. These simple ideas evolved into the Huck Cancer Ultimate Tournament, which kicked off its first event in March 2010 and is held every March in San Francisco. With over 100 participants annually, the tournament has been a great success, raising more than $300,000 since 2010.
Eric Arons and his family chronicled his journey on his blog 42 Staples. Eric didn’t let cancer slow him down much. No matter what he did—physics, ultimate frisbee, kayaking, camping, bicycling, music, community activism—Eric’s generous spirit touched those around him, and we are all better for having known him. He passed away on June 13, 2013.
Why are we fundraising for Cancer Support Community? (SF Tournament)
We want Huck Cancer to support an organization that helps people with all types of cancer. We support Cancer Support Community because they are dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research, and advocacy.
Why LIVESTRONG? (Austin Tournament)
Before 2018, much of our funds went to LIVESTRONG. With recent changes at LIVESTRONG, we decided to fundraise for a different organization in San Francisco, and raise money for LIVESTRONG for our Austin tournament.