March 2022

Spring is a time for renewal and growth – we feel it in the air! Spring is also a great time to envision endless possibilities. Let’s envision our community as a place where transportation is no longer a barrier to receiving safe and reliable rides to radiation therapy appointments or chemotherapy infusions. Let’s see our […]

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Lymphedema Awareness Month

Lymphedema is not commonly discussed and can be a side effect of a cancer diagnosis or cancer treatment. March is Lymphedema Awareness Month, and we want to take the opportunity to share a little about lymphedema itself as well as provide some information on our Lymphedema Assistance Program. If you have lymphedema due to cancer […]

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She to Sea Female Cycling Team to Ride 500+ Miles in Five Days to Raise Money and Support for Cancer Awareness

Ten women will depart Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday, March 19 to cycle to Seagrove Beach, Florida to raise money and awareness for cancer support MEMPHIS, TENN., March 3, 2022 – Ten women from Memphis have created the She to Sea cycling team and are planning a five-day 500+ mile cycling trip from Memphis to Seagrove […]

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Top 3 Ways to Help Prevent Cancer

February is recognized as National Cancer Prevention Awareness Month to encourage people to be proactive about their personal health and to help increase awareness for early detection of cancer. In this blog, Dr. Ari VanderWalde, Professor, Division of Epidemiology, University of Memphis, and Vice President of Clinical Development at Caris Life Sciences, joins us to discuss […]

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Jennifer Strain Named New Special Initiatives Manager for West Cancer Foundation

MEMPHIS, TENN., February 15, 2022 – West Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to advance the fight against cancer through research, education, patient support, and community outreach recently welcomed Jennifer Strain as Manager of Special Initiatives. As the Manager of Special Initiatives, Jennifer’s responsibilities include directing West Cancer Foundation’s signature fundraising event, West Fight On, along […]

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January 2022

Dear Supporter, You have contributed so much to our success this past year, and I want to share encouraging news from the work you made possible in 2021. Your investments have made such a difference and have helped fund our outreach programs, education, and research. Throughout 2021, your generosity has helped change the lives of many in our […]

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, though it is important to spread awareness all year long. Cervical cancer, which is cancer of the cervix, is most often diagnosed between the ages of 35 and 44 and was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. Fortunately, incidence rates of cervical […]

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International Paper Sponsors Ride 2 Rosemary Fundraiser and West Cancer Foundation with $25,000 Grant

The grant from International Paper helped to enable 11th annual multi-state bike ride fundraiser to raise over $350,000 to help fund West Cancer Foundation patient support programs MEMPHIS, TENN., December 10, 2021 – West Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to advance the fight against cancer through research, education, patient support, and community outreach, received a […]

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November 2021 Newsletter

Dear Supporter, As we enter into the holiday season, it is so easy to become overwhelmed with gratitude as we reflect on the amount of love and support surrounding us. We are so fortunate for the time, thoughtfulness, and dedication our community has shared with West Cancer Foundation, and it is truly inspiring as we […]

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Grind City Cycling Club and Shelby County Commissioners Add to West Cancer Foundation’s Mission with Donations to Help Advance the Fight Against Cancer

MEMPHIS, TENN., November 22, 2021 – Grind City Cycling Club recently hosted their second annual Paint the Streets Pink cycling event and raised $4,000 for West Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to advance the fight against cancer through research, education, patient support, and community outreach. Also on hand were Shelby County Commissioners Tami Sawyer and […]

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