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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February is Black History Month

Today we honor Mrs. Henrietta Lacks and her contribution to cancer research. Born in Virginia, Henrietta was a wife and a young mother of 5 children. After the birth of her son in 1950, Henrietta began to experience heavy vaginal bleeding and sensed that there was a knot inside of her. In 1951, Henrietta visited […]


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West Cancer Foundation is hiring!

Community Engagement & Outreach Coordinator Apply Here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/westcancercenter/jobs/5065632002 Position Summary We are searching for a talented and professional Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator to develop and manage all community outreach activities and programs. This person will represent West Cancer Foundation (WCF) and work with management team to develop and implement initiatives that increase our visibility […]


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2020 Year In Review


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Cancer patients in our community need you.

This morning, right here in our own community, a woman woke up worrying. She has late stage breast cancer that has begun to spread. She is worrying about how she will find a ride to see her doctor. She is concerned about what her most recent test results will show. Her cancer was diagnosed late […]


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