GLENN: One of my good friends and a man I look up to and try to model myself after is Jon Huntsman, Sr. He is the founder of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The Huntsman Cancer Institute is a thing that Jon Huntsman is a guy who is going to die broke. If you want to know how to fix America, Jon, instead of during the state of the union last night, you know, in reading little letters from kids who didn't understand Wall Street, you should read the life of Jon Huntsman, a man who grew up poor, is now a billionaire because of the things he invented and created and set up in his company. I mean, if you are driving really pretty much any car, the interior of that car most likely is made by Huntsman Industries. Your egg carton is Huntsman Industries. Now he is giving all of his money away and he started the Huntsman Cancer Institute. This institute houses and manages the largest, most comprehensive genetics database in the world. More cancer genes have been identified by the scientists at the Huntsman Cancer Institute than any other institute. They have received one of the doctors there, a Nobel Prize but I mean, they are giving those things out like candy. A Nobel Prize in medicine for gene targeting. He is one of the top investors in cancer research in the world. I will tell you that as a guy who currently has three people on staff that are fighting cancer, there is no place that I would rather be than the cancer institute if I was fighting cancer. It is an amazing place. This week, Jon, you guys are holding a fundraiser. Things tough for fundraisers right now?
HUNTSMAN: Absolutely, Glenn. You know, one out of two men and one out of three women will have cancer in their lives. That affects every single family in America. 550,000 people will die of cancer, literally a person every minute, if you want to be honest about it. 1500 a day. And with the increase of expenditures, with war, with Iraq, with Afghanistan, with this crazy budget that we've got, they have cut back the basic ingredients of healthcare, which is healthcare in the positive sense. That is, research, the National Institutes of Health, to where when we go in now to do cancer research, Glenn, and we're doing cancer research on children's cancer, on breast cancer, on multiple myelomas, on sarcomas, on pancreatic cancers. We have to end this horrifying disease that impacts every family but almost all of our fundraising, Glenn, is private now. It's scary.
GLENN: I will tell I just want you to know as a listener, I don't tell you to I didn't tell you to call up and give money to the Red Cross or whatever. What I said was, give money to Haiti, help Haiti out. I didn't tell you an institution to go, and the reason why I don't is because I don't, I don't feel comfortable with a lot of these institutions. I don't know them. I look at how much money is, you know, in overhead. With the Huntsman Cancer Institute, because of Jon and Karen Huntsman, there is no overhead on your donation. So if you give a dollar, one dollar goes to the research. There's no overhead. Nobody's there's no limousines being purchased with it, nothing. Goes directly to cancer, cancer research. And because of that, not only can I recommend it highly, and I will tell you you have never seen a hospital like this before. It is the model. You want to change healthcare? You build every hospital in America and model it after the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and healthcare would change overnight. Not only do I can I recommend it, Jon, Tania and I would like to make, which we hope is a first installment this year, but we would like to start your fundraiser out with a check for $100,000.
HUNTSMAN: Oh, Glenn, for heaven sakes. Oh, Glenn, thank you very, very much. I don't even know what to say to you and
GLENN: Well, there is a caveat.
GLENN: I want a microwave oven named after us in one of the kitchens on the floor for the patient. So if somebody is there and they've got a person in the hospital and they say, I want a Hot Pocket, they go into that microwave oven and they see the Glenn and Tania Beck microwave oven and that Hot Pocket is theirs, courtesy of us!
PAT: Because obviously that wasn't enough for a wing, right?
HUNTSMAN: Well, Glenn, how about one of the family washing machines.
GLENN: No, I want when they're hungry, clothes, you can live with dirty clothes. Hot Pockets you cannot live without.
HUNTSMAN: Well, as you know we have washing machines, we have family, we have everything for the family because if one is ill and their loved one has to be next to them, they have to have a bed next to them. They have to have washing machines. They have to have businesses to operate. They can't be there, be encouraging a loved one who has cancer because the greatest antidote we have as a cancer sell is love from the family, is hope, is inspiration. That's why I'm so excited, Glenn, restoring hope on the Washington mall. That's it. That's the whole cure for cancer.
GLENN: I know.
HUNTSMAN: I mean, we've got tremendous radiation programs, tremendous chemotherapy programs, surgical programs. But at the end of the day, Glenn, that $100,000, by the way, is still ringing around in my mind. I'm so grateful for you, Glenn. But at the end of the day hope, hope is our best dream in America for individuals, for cancer, for everything that ails us.
GLENN: Jon, when I say hope to you, to me hope can only be found where there's truth. If you're being lied to, if it's not. I mean, if you know what the truth is, there's hope because you can accomplish anything. You can deal with it in one way or another if you really know what the truth is. Do you find that valid?
HUNTSMAN: Oh, absolutely. Because let's take the antithesis of that, the opposite of that, and that's false hope. Most people crumble in their lives because they have believed in somebody or something or some product or some process or some government or some politician and they've let them down. And they crumble. Truth is a response to anything good and worthwhile, and it allows us to believe in ourselves, Glenn, in a remarkable way. And that's what we do with the Huntsman Cancer Institute is we let people believe in themselves. We have great views of it. We let them eat anytime they would like day or night. We build up their emotions and their feelings and their thoughts. We let them believe that they are going to live, they are going to make it. They are going to do it. And then we bring in and we've got 1700 of the best scientists, the best doctors, the finest people to attend to them. But without that hope, Glenn, nothing, nothing can happen in our life, in America or in the rest of the world.
GLENN: All right. Jon, we're going to put a link on our website. If anybody wants to I mean, you are going to be touched. Again when it rains, it pours with cancer. You are going to be affected by cancer at one point and the best dollar you could do to invest in a cure, I'm telling you, is the Huntsman Cancer Institute. We'll put a link for your fundraiser up on our website at GlennBeck.com. Just Google search. You want some more information, Google search Huntsman Cancer Institute. Jon Huntsman, it is an honor, sir, and best of luck to you.
HUNTSMAN: Glenn, I'm always grateful to you and best of luck to you, dear friend, and keep doing what you're doing. You are one of my heroes, Glenn. Thank you.