Cancer Wellness House

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CWH History

1996 - First Survivors at the Summit event was held. CWH was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

1997 - First house was renovated and the grand opening and ribbon cutting took place. Tika Beard, CWH Founder, named first Executive Director. First programs launched. 

1999 - Signature fundraising event Survivors at the Summit expanded to Snowbirds Hidden Peak. First participation in the annual Sugar House Rotary's Chili Open fundraising event. 

2003 - Grounds developed to include Children’s Garden in memorial of Amy Tuck. Helping Kids and Teens Cope program established through grants from Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Intermountain Healthcare Foundation.

​2004- Property renovated to include Yoga Studio. 

2005- Cancer Wellness House received Cancer Organization of the Year by the Utah Department of Health.

2006- Received $40,000 donation from James Sorenson.   

2007- Children’s Cottage completed and dedicated. Cancer Wellness House celebrates its 10th Anniversary

2012- Welcomed first MSW interns from the University of Utah.

2014- Donation from the Cancierge Foundation to create a fully functional kitchen.

2017- Celebrating 20 years of Cancer Wellness House operation. Welcomed new executive director, Dr. John Librett. Rebranding campaign begins. 


The Cancer Wellness House delivers evidence-based integrative holistic medicine programs including yoga, massage, acupuncture, nutrition, exercise, spirituality, and child, family, individual, and group therapy.


To deliver high quality evidence-based health and wellness programs to cancer survivors, caregivers, and families in a home-like setting. 


Nearly 40% of the population will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. Thus, most Utah families will be affected by a cancer diagnosis. This situation has created an urgent need for health and wellness strategies.