West Fight On Raises Over $550,000 to Benefit West Cancer Foundation for Patient Support Programs and Cancer Research

MEMPHIS, TENN., September 10, 2022 – West Fight On along with over 1,300 participants and over 250 volunteers raised over $550,000 for West Cancer Foundation today at Shelby Farms Park to help fund support programs for cancer patients and to help raise awareness and fight cancer disparities in Memphis. West Fight On is the largest […]

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Our team is growing! We currently have two positions open at West Cancer Foundation and are searching for two talented individuals to join our team and help make a difference in our community.  Job descriptions and application links for the Executive Administrative Assistant and Community Engagement & Outreach Manager positions can be found below.   […]

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July Newsletter

Dear friend, What is charity?  It is defined as giving resources like time and money without expecting anything in return – and that clearly defines all of our donors and volunteers! Your selfless giving serves the most vulnerable in our neighborhoods and helps ensure we continue removing barriers to cancer care. Charity also harnesses the power of community, and when we […]

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West Cancer Foundation Welcomes Five New Members to its Board of Directors

West Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to advance the fight against cancer through research, education, patient support, and community outreach has welcomed five new members to its Board of Directors including Lori Guyton, Partner, On Brand Communications; Marian Levy, Associate Dean, University of Memphis School of Public Health; Jon Peters, President, AnovoRX; Kim Pitts, Co-Owner, […]

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May Newsletter

The dictionary defines a fighter as a person with the will, courage, and determination to persist through great difficulty to achieve a goal and resist an opponent. Many of you reading this today have fought and triumphantly beaten cancer. All of you inspire us every day to do more. Unfortunately, cancer is still a formidable […]

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West Cancer Foundation Announces West Fight On Signature Event – Mayors Proclaim Minority Cancer Awareness Day in Memphis and Shelby County

Memphis and Shelby County Mayors Proclaim April 21 as West Fight On Minority Cancer Awareness Day in Memphis and Shelby County  MEMPHIS, TENN., April 21, 2022 – West Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to advance the fight against cancer through research, education, patient support, and community outreach, announced West Fight On, their largest fundraiser of […]

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March Newsletter

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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