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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller has donated $10 million to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
The money will help fund the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the new Huntsman Cancer Hospital.
"Ten million dollars is an extraordinary gift, both in terms of its generosity and what it will allow us to do," HCI executive director Dr. Stephen Prescott said Wednesday.
Miller said Utah industrialist Jon Huntsman Sr. told him once that he wanted to wipe out cancer in his lifetime.
"That's a tall order, but he dreams big, and he makes others believe in his dreams," Miller said.
Miller, who owns 40 car dealerships in six states, and Huntsman have been friends for many years.
The new hospital will be dedicated Monday. It will house all oncology services for the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.
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