"If we're not going to invest in the next generations, what are we going to invest in? And I think my current situation feeling well, feeling healthy, but with very fresh, almost hourly memories of how sick I was, really helps me focus on the opportunity to live life right now and to make as much of a difference as possible. And some of that means raising money for things I believe in. So I'm extraordinarily excited about raising money for the Primary Promise campaign over the course of the year. I think this could be an opportunity to bring people together, which is again, is the idea of philanthropy, and also make a substantial financial impact as well." - Marc Harrison, MD
Follow along with Marc Harrison, MD as he works to compete in his first ever Ironman Kona race while raising money for Primary Promise — Intermountain Healthcare's campaign to build the nation’s model healthcare system for children, helping kids in the Intermountain West and beyond to survive and thrive for generations to come.
Please consider making a gift in honor of Dr. Harrison's journey to compete in the IRONMAN World Championship. Your generous contribution will fuel his journey, and help fulfill the promise to the next generation of health, happiness, and limitless potential.
Dr. Marc Harrison, President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, is a seven-time Ironman and two-time Triathlon Today All-American from Salt Lake City, Utah. He represented the United States at the 2014 Sprint Distance World Championship and has been racing for 39 consecutive years (1982 – present).
In 2019, Marc was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare form of blood cancer where malignant plasma cells accumulate in bone marrow. In 2020, he raced the IRONMAN Kona Virtual Challenge in seven days; and in 2022, he will join the IRONMAN Foundation to race the 2022 IRONMAN World Championship in Kona.