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: 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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Announcing new research partnership with U of M

West Cancer Foundation and University of Memphis form research initiative to address health disparities MEMPHIS — West Cancer Foundation and the University of Memphis Division of Research and Innovation are proud to announce the formation of a new research initiative. Established in the fall of 2020, the West Cancer Foundation Initiative was created to cultivate […]

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2020 Challenge Cancer virtual survivor celebration

At the heart of all West Cancer Foundation events is a celebration of all those whose lives have been touched by cancer. We come together as a community to remember those we love and celebrate cancer survivors. Even though this year’s event looks very different, still we will celebrate hope. Please join us in honor […]

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What you need to know for Challenge Cancer

Our community has stepped up to CHALLENGE CANCER, and we cannot thank you enough. Because of your support, Challenge Cancer has raised more than $250,000 and counting this year! These funds will fuel our mission to advance the fight against cancer through cancer research and education, patient support, and community outreach. Because of Challenge Cancer […]

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A Message from the 2020 CHALLENGE CANCER Volunteer Committee

West Cancer Foundation is thankful to have the support of an incredible volunteer committee leading our CHALLENGE CANCER fundraising event this year. When faced with the uncertainty and challenge of COVID-19 and the effects it has had on live events and our community as a whole, rallied together to come up with an entirely new […]

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Challenge Cancer 2020

Our signature fundraising event may look a little bit different this year, but our purpose remains the same– to rally our community to FIGHT ON in the face of cancer. Due to the public health concerns related to COVID-19, West Cancer Foundation has opted to take our annual fundraising fitness event virtual this year to […]

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