‘West Fight On’ fundraiser raises over half a million dollars for cancer patients

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The annual ‘West fight On’ event raised over half a million dollars for West Cancer Foundation.

The cycling, running, and walking fundraiser took place at Shelby Farms park on Saturday. There was music, food, vendors, health information booths, a memorial ribbon display, and activities for kids, according to a release.

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West Cancer Foundation is a Memphis-based nonprofit founded in 2020 to advance the fight against cancer through local research, education, patient support, and community outreach.

“Words cannot express how grateful we are for everyone who came out and joined us for West Fight On this year,” said Leighanne Soden, West Cancer Foundation Executive Director.

‘West Fight On’ fundraiser raises over half a million dollars for cancer patients
‘West Fight On’ fundraiser raises over half a million dollars for cancer patients

To help fund support programs for cancer patients and to help raise awareness and fight cancer disparities in Memphis. Over 1,300 people and 250 volunteers took part in the event raising a total of $550,000.

“The success of this event would not be possible without so many caring members of our community coming together in the fight against cancer, and we would like to say thank you to everyone that supported West Fight On and helped us raise over $550,000 for patient support programs and cancer research,” said Soden.

As part of its mission to advance the fight against cancer, West Cancer Foundation offers programs centered around cancer research and providing cancer patients with assistance and educational support.

We are already planning for next year’s event, so be sure to mark your calendars for September 9, 2023!” said Soden.

To learn more about West Cancer Foundation, visit www.westcancerfoundation.org.

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