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Ink Against Cancer: Fundraising for a good cause

Jul 8, 2024, 9:13 AM | Updated: 9:36 am

A husband and wife's heartfelt effort to raise funds for a friend battling cancer has blossomed int...

A husband and wife's heartfelt effort to raise funds for a friend battling cancer has blossomed into a foundation, Ink Against Cancer. (Canva)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Over the last 10 years, a husband and wife’s heartfelt effort to raise funds for a friend battling cancer has blossomed into a foundation. Ink Against Cancer now aids over 75 Utah residents in their battles against the disease.

Tattoo lovers Hildegard and Jay Koenig host a series of diverse events. Their largest annual gathering, Ink Against Cancer: Ink & Art Fest, will happen at the fairgrounds on July 13 and 14.

“We both work full-time jobs and we do this,” Hildegard said. “Our foundation is different from others because it doesn’t matter the type of cancer [or] the age.”

For this event, more than 30 artists will convene at the fairgrounds, pledging between 50% and, in some cases, 100% of their proceeds to the cause.

Learn more about Ink Against Cancer here.

Devin Oldroyd contributed to this article.

Eric Cabrera is a reporter for KSL NewsRadio. You can follow him on Instagram.

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Ink Against Cancer: Fundraising for a good cause