• Date: Friday, November 1, 2019
    Location: JADEN Event Center
    580 So 600 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
    North Building 
    Time: 5:00-9:30 pm
    Business Casual Dress Attire 
  • Fundraising for CANSURVIVE is DONATION BASED. By attending the gallery stroll and contributing, you are helping make a difference in the lives of cancer survivors. 
  • Any amount of money donated will be appreciated. All proceeds from the event are used to help cancer patients currently undergoing treatment with       non-medical expenses.

Celebrating Cancer Survivors

Our Mission

Needs Beyond Medicine presents CANSURVIVE as the annual fundraiser celebrating cancer survivors. The event is the key fundraiser each November for Needs Beyond Medicine’s Relief Program. All cancer survivors are photographed by Chad Hurst.

CANSURVIVE 2019 will be presented by Signs.com. 

How it all began

CANSURVIVE is dedicated to the memory of:
Karen Poulsen Brown (9/29/46-9/9/96)

Karen battled Ovarian Cancer for a year and a half 
before the cancer took her precious life.
CANSURVIVE was originally proposed to Needs Beyond Medicine by Chad Hurst in 2008. It was meant to serve as a means of raising awareness of the organization and to drive funds into the various programs that Needs Beyond Medicine offers. Being a cancer survivor himself and a photographer by trade, Chad yearned to capture other brave stories of cancer survivors through his photo lens as they describe in their own words what it means to be a survivor.

In 2009, with the additional resources of Heather Hurst and Needs Beyond Medicine’s CEO Philip Brown, the first CANSURVIVE gala became a reality. The initial fundraiser was held on September 24, 2009 at the Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah. This unique gallery fundraiser featured the photographs and inspirational stories of more than two dozen cancer survivors.                        Chad even graciously volunteered to continue photographing these amazing cancer survivors. Because of its enormous success, the Needs Beyond Medicine organization chose to continue the event as an annual fundraiser.

The CANSURVIVE gallery touches people in a way that no past event ever has before. It speaks to the need for increased support of people going through cancer treatment and the necessity of enhanced awareness towards cancer prevention. We appreciate all of the survivors who have generously donated their time and shared their inspirational stories in support of CANSURVIVE. With the help of sponsors and public donations, CANSURVIVE has the ability to further reach out into other communities and help additional people in need.

In the News

Fresh Living Segment on KUTV Channel 2

Interview segment with Philip Brown in regards to CANSURVIVE 2016 and Needs Beyond Medicine 
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CANSURVIVE 2016 on Mountain Views (PCTV)

Talking with Terry Burden on the upcoming fundraiser
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Chad Hurst, CANSURVIVE photographer and Philip Brown were guests on KUTV noon show, original air date 11.11.15
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Philip Brown & Kathy Commander were guest to help promote CANSURVIVE 2014 original air date 10.29.2014
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CANSURVIVE 2012 Featured on KUTV

Philip Brown was featured on November 2,2012 during the noon hour
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CANSURVIVE 2012 Featured on KSL

Son of cancer victim helps others through unique aid
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CANSURVIVE 2012 Event Video

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CANSURVIVE 2010 Was Highlighted in Deseret News

Can-do attitude: CANSURVIVE© exhibit reflects struggles, triumphs of cancer survivors
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CANSURVIVE 2010 Event Video

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Our Sponsors

Presented by

Bar sponsored by Dented Brick Distillery

Get in touch

Survivors, would you like to take part in our annual fundraiser by having your picture and story showcased at CANSURVIVE? Please feel free to contact us with your name and best way to contact you for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

We make it easy on you and ask only for about an hour of your time for the photo shoot. We will give you more details once you are contacted.

To request more information on Needs Beyond Medicine please email us. 

If you have a medical question or concern, please contact your local physician. 
385.645.4NBM (4626)

Send us a letter

P.O. Box 521618 Salt Lake City, UT 84152

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Make a Difference!

100% of the donations made to Needs Beyond Medicine will go directly toward supporting the Relief Program in helping families experiencing cancer to cover living expenses while receiving treatment.
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