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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The DeAngelo Williams Foundation to Fund 106 Mammograms for Uninsured or Underinsured Memphians with Grant to West Cancer Foundation

The DeAngelo Williams Foundation doubled their donation to West Cancer Foundation, providing 106 mammograms to women in need with their 53 Strong for Sandra initiative MEMPHIS, TENN., November 4, 2021 –West Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to advance the fight against cancer through research, education, patient support, and community outreach, announced today a donation to […]


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West Cancer Foundation Announces Research and Education Grants to Memphis Universities


– Nonprofit Expands Collaborative Partnerships with the U of M and UTHSC College of Medicine– West Cancer Foundation today announced it is awarding a total of $380,227 in grants to the University of Memphis and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center/College of Medicine for local research and education. The grants expand upon partnerships West […]


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West Cancer Foundation is hiring.

West Cancer Foundation is seeking a dynamic team member with a passion for fighting cancer! We are a growing organization with an open position to work on all special initiatives and development opportunities. Position Summary Direct signature fundraising event and other special events and revenue initiatives for West Cancer Foundation Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Report […]


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Update on West Fight On 2021

After thoughtful consideration, and on the counsel of medical experts and oncologists, West Cancer Foundation has made the difficult decision to postpone West Fight On 2021 due to the recent surge in COVID-19 and predominant Delta variant cases in Memphis and surrounding areas. While the Foundation stands firm and more dedicated than ever to combatting […]


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A Life Saving Ride: Addressing Transportation Barriers for Cancer Patients

Guest Post from Robert Donati For many who assist the disabled, the pandemic has forced us to confront glaring problems in our healthcare infrastructure. Generally speaking, the Mid-South didn’t really have a comprehensive healthcare system going into the pandemic. We had patchworks of multiple healthcare systems, funded and managed by diverse sources. For Shelby County […]


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Mother’s Day Post from Lisa Erwin

How do you prepare yourself for this Hallmark holiday we call Mother’s Day? Some of us are members of a club we never volunteered for when our child was diagnosed with cancer. Most of us share the pain and emptiness Mother’s Day brings, even while celebrating our own mothers. This day has been very bittersweet […]


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West Cancer Foundation awards research grants to U of M faculty to study health disparities

Established in the fall of 2020, the West Cancer Foundation Initiative was created to cultivate research across the U of M campus in areas that advance cancer treatment, promote community health and wellness, and/or provide supportive patient care. The researchers were encouraged to involve partners from area community organizations and other regional institutions to further […]


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New partnership aims to save lives of young women by increasing early detection of breast cancer

Check presentation on February 9, 2021. Pictured left to right, Bob Furniss, Susan Furniss, Amy Albert, Hannah McDaniel of Keesha Warrior Princess and Jordan Walker and Leighanne Soden of West Cancer Foundation. Nonprofit organizations, West Cancer Foundation and Keesha Warrior Princess, announce a new partnership to raise awareness of breast cancer in young women and […]


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