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American Cancer Society's "Big Dig" Construction VS Cancer

Presented by American Cancer Society at Utah State Fair Park, Salt Lake City UT

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Aug 27 2021
American Cancer Society's "Big Dig" Construction VS Cancer

The Big Dig is a family friendly charitable event in which all proceeds raised go to support pediatric cancer research.

Join us for the 2021 Construction VS Cancer, “Big Dig” event! Families will have the opportunities for their kids to operate real construction machinery (with the assistance of an adult volunteer) in a fun, fair-like, atmosphere. All proceeds generated from the event will go to support pediatric cancer research. Pediatric cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death for children aged 0 – 18. We need more research to be able to find better, more child-friendly treatment options. This event launches

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Registration will be free for families who have a young cancer fighter or survivor. Otherwise, GA attendance is $10/ticket or families packs are available ($50 for a Family Pack of 6). Visit the website and the Registration page for more info.

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Additional time info:

Doors will open at 4 PM! Upon arrival, participants who have already registered will just sign the on-site waiver and then proceed into the event. All others can register/buy tickets day of and sign the waiver upon arrival.

There will be construction equipment and adult volunteers (wearing facemasks) to help the kids operate the machinery and have a good time!

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



  • Footage from the Big Dig in 2019


Utah State Fair Park

155 North 1000 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

If your event is being affected, canceled, or postponed due to the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, please provide the details below.:

We will have COVID-19 precautions in place at this event. There is also an option for families who are currently immunocompromised to participate in the event from home. They can register for an at-home kit through the website registration page!


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