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Local Fire Fighters Donate Over $30,000 from Breast Cancer T-Shirt Fundraisers to Help West Cancer Foundation Advance the Fight Against Cancer

MEMPHIS, TENN., December 22, 2022 – Memphis Fire Fighters Association Local 1784, Germantown Fire Department, and Bartlett Fire Department recently donated proceeds from Breast Cancer T-Shirt Fundraisers for a combined total of $31,638 to West Cancer Foundation.  West Cancer Foundation’s mission is to break down barriers to cancer care through early detection, research, and resources for all cancer patients in the Memphis and Mid-South region.

Memphis Fire Fighters Association Local 1784 presented a check for $22,000 to West Cancer Foundation, Germantown Fire Department donated $2,638 and Bartlett Fire Department donated $7,000 this year to help advance the fight against cancer.

“We are so honored and humbled by these gifts! These incredible public servants not only put their lives on the line every day when they go to work, but they also are helping us provide much needed cancer services to our friends and neighbors in the Mid-South who need it by fundraising and donating to our outreach programs,” said Leighanne Soden, Executive Director of West Cancer Foundation. “We are so grateful they chose West Cancer Foundation as a proud recipient of their generosity and we want to thank everyone who donated.”

West Cancer Foundation is a Memphis-based nonprofit organization founded to advance the fight against cancer through local research, education, patient support and community outreach. The organization is committed to developing collaborative partnerships and innovative community initiatives that will improve health inequities, increase research, and leave a lasting impact by removing barriers to cancer care. For more information, visit


Memphis Fire Fighters Association Local 1784

Germantown Fire Department


Bartlett Fire Department  


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About West Cancer Foundation:

West Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization inspired by the work of Dr. William H. West, who felt that he received a commission to perform his life’s work when his mother, Margaret West, died after her battle with breast cancer.

West Cancer Foundation’s mission is to advance the fight against cancer through research, education, patient support, and community outreach with the vision to shape oncology research and education so that cancer is no longer a burden for future generations. West Cancer Foundation funds programs that address the West Cancer Foundation core values of community, diversity, discovery, and stewardship. The programs West Cancer Foundation currently funds are Breast Screenings, Lymphedema Assistance, Post-Mastectomy Assistance, Online Wig Boutique, Patient Transportation, and Research and Fellowship Programs at University of Memphis and University of Tennessee Health Science Center. For more information visit



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