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Huck Cancer is a non profit foundation set up so skiers and snowboarders can show their support in the fight against cancer, helping to benefit the lives of patients in both the UK and France.

The question I get asked the most when talking about the Foundation is ‘What does Huck mean?’  An urban dictionary describes it as:


1) A term generally used in extreme sports referring to a large jump, often without knowledge or regard for the risk or consequences.

2) The term can also be applied to risk assessment in everyday life, taking actions regardless of the risk or consequences. (A strengthening of resolve, as opposed to ‘fuck it’ which is a form of giving up)

I think that sums it up pretty well to be honest!

The idea for the foundation was thought of during the winter of 2007/08 whilst I was receiving chemotherapy treatments for skin cancer in Chambery, France and back in the UK. During my treatments in the Centre Hospitalier in Chambery I was lucky enough to meet some fantastic doctors and nurses whose help enabled me to carry on working in the Alps.

I maintain that being able to have my treatment in France and continue to work in Courchevel helped me no-end in being able to fight the disease, which I continue to do to this day.

As a way of saying ‘thanks’ to the Centre Hospitalier in Cambery and Macmillan Cancer Support in the UK, I thought it would be nice to raise a couple of hundred pounds to go towards improving the wards where I received my treatment.

As it turns out that ‘couple of hundred pounds’ grew into the total today which stands at just over £55,000! The support shown by everyone is something I’ll never get over! Once again, thank you to all who have contributed…lets keep up the good work!

Thank you for your support,

Marcus Parrott


Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. 

Macmillan offers a range of support for the emotional and practical impacts of living with cancer, from giving a patient someone to talk to, providing information about what to expect or what financial help is available, through to cancer support groups.

You can check out their website here


The Centre Hospitalier Chambery helps many people who are affected by not just cancer, but many other diseases as well. It is one of the major oncology centres in the region.

During my time spent there, I was extremely well looked after, but I also came to realise just how many people need their help. The beds were always full, and although the nurses and doctors must have been really busy, they always gave me their full attention.

You can check out their website here