November 2023

We’re Bona Fide and Certified We’re thrilled to announce that West Cancer Foundation has earned the distinguished Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive data and insights for the nonprofit sector. The Candid Seal validates a nonprofit organization’s credibility and transparency, and the Platinum certification is the highest level […]

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October 2023

Give a ‘Gram This October October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and in recognition West Cancer Foundation has launched Give a ‘Gram, a campaign that makes it easy for people to pitch in and help fund free mammograms for Memphis women in need. In Memphis, almost one-third of our population is either uninsured or underinsured, […]

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September 2023

 Breaking Barriers in the Fight Against Cancer More than 70% of children with cancer now survive long term, and death rates among adults have fallen by one-third since 1991, avoiding an estimated 3.8 million deaths, thanks to prevention, early detection and new treatments. That’s according to the American Association for Cancer Research which recently presented […]

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Ride 2 Rosemary℠ Cycling Team to Ride More Than 500 Miles in Five Days to Raise Money for Memphis Cancer Services

MEMPHIS, TENN., September 19, 2023 – On Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, the Ride 2 RosemarySM team of 65 cyclists will depart on their annual five-day, 525-mile journey from Germantown, Tenn., to Rosemary Beach, Fla., to raise money to provide free cancer-related services to those in need in Memphis. The event benefits West Cancer Foundation which […]

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Memphis Artist Brings Hope and Harmony to Those Suffering from Cancer

For Memphis artist Ken Lecco, giving back to local charities has been part of his art career since he first began more than 15 years ago. From the very beginning, he has donated his custom works of art to charitable auctions in order to raise money for great causes including March of Dimes, Hope House, […]

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August 2023

 West Fight On is Almost Here! Come one, come all, come West Fight On at Shelby Farms Park, Saturday, Sept 9. Make plans to attend the 11th annual West Fight On, and you’ll be in good company with Memphis’ own DeAngelo Williams in attendance. Williams, a West Cancer Foundation board member, lost his mother and […]

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Working Hard Helped Emily Survive Cancer, and Now Her Company is a West Fight On Sponsor

For Emily, being diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer wasn’t a reason to stop working as the funeral director at Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens in order to undergo treatment. Instead, it was a source of inspiration to continue working to help others. It was her work and the unwavering support from her employer […]

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West Cancer Foundation Awards Oncology Fellows Grant to UT Health Science Center

—Grant Expands Research for Gynecological Cancer— MEMPHIS, TN, August 03, 2023 – West Cancer Foundation today announced it has awarded a grant to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to fund its Oncology Fellowship program to increase local cancer research and education. The Foundation will award UTHSC $85,524 to fund a gynecological oncologist […]

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July 2023

West Fight On Needs You! Early-Bird Registration Extended West Fight On is set for Saturday, Sept 9, in Shelby Farms Park, and we need your help making this year’s event the best ever. Whether you want to join in and cycle, run or walk, or simply donate to show your support, you are making a […]

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June 2023

 Total Health Awards $158,250 to West Cancer Foundation Total Health, the largest provider of free oncology continuing medical education in the country, has awarded more than $158,000 to West Cancer Foundation to help further the foundation’s mission to provide cancer care for the underserved in our community. Total Health provides in-person and virtual educational program […]

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