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12th Annual West Fight On Scheduled for September 7th Walk, Run, Cycling Event to Raise Funds for West Cancer Foundation

MEMPHIS, TENN., May 2, 2024 – West Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to break through barriers to cancer care and improve patient outcomes, today announced that registration is open for West Fight On, Memphis’ largest cancer survivor event. The annual fundraising event, now in its 12th year, will be held Saturday, September 7th, at Shelby Farms Park. West Fight On, sponsored by Sedgwick and First Horizon Foundation, is a walk, run, cycling event that has raised more than $2 million to provide free cancer services benefiting more than 8,700 in our community.

West Fight On features three different cycling routes — 20, 40 and 60 mile — a 5K run/walk, and a one-mile tribute walk. Fees for early bird registration, which ends June 1, start at $20.00 for the walk, $25.00 for the 5K, and $45.00 for cycling. People can also register to cheer on runners and cyclists in the event’s Celebration Village for $20.00.

“Every year we’re thrilled to see more and more of our community come together and participate in West Fight On,” said Leighanne Soden, West Cancer Foundation President. “Whether it’s cycling, running, walking or just attending to enjoy the festivities, we have something for everyone. It’s wonderful to see so many passionate people come together to support our mission, celebrate their cancer victories or honor a loved one.”

West Cancer Foundation’s mission is to break through barriers to cancer care and improve patient outcomes by providing accessible patient resources, early detection and education, and research to improve health inequities. The nonprofit organization provides free cancer services to those in need including cancer screenings, transportation to and from treatment appointments, lymphedema garments, and post-mastectomy prostheses, garments and wigs.

To learn more and register, please visit westfighton.org and those interested in volunteering can visit westcancerfoundation.org/volunteer/.

About West Cancer Foundation

West Cancer Foundation is dedicated to advancing the fight against cancer by providing patient resources to improve treatment and recovery, early detection and education to reduce critical cancer outcomes, and community-based research to improve health inequities. The Memphis-based nonprofit was founded in 2020 and is committed to developing collaborative partnerships and innovative patient-centered initiatives that remove barriers to cancer care.  For more information, visit westcancerfoundation.org.

 

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