March 2024

 Honoring Dr. Lee S. Schwartzberg, a True Cancer Hero We’re proud to announce the launch of the Lee S. Schwartzberg Endowed Research Program, created to fund research projects focused on cancer treatments, patient-centered and value-based care, and factors that lead to disparities in outcomes. As a principal oncologist and innovative leader of West Cancer Center […]

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February 2024

 Sweet Wig Beauty Boutique Giving Love and Laughter Terri was devastated when she was diagnosed in June with triple negative stage 2 breast cancer. After losing her hair during treatment, she wasn’t sure she could afford a wig, but West Cancer Foundation’s new Sweet Wig Beauty Boutique was there for her. Here’s what Terri has […]

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January 2024

Sweet Wig Beauty Boutique is Open! We’re very excited to announce the opening of our new Sweet Wig Beauty Boutique that provides free wigs for cancer patients. Located within West Cancer Foundation’s offices, the boutique provides a private, salon-like setting where those being treated for cancer can select a wig at no charge. The free […]

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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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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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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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May 2023

New Breast Screening Guidelines Unveiled Women should start getting screened for breast cancer at an earlier age according to new guidance from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.The task force says women should get screened every other year starting at age 40 – ten years earlier than previous guidelines which recommended biennial screenings starting at […]

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