Walk, Run, Cycling Event to Raise Funds for West Cancer Foundation
Registration is open for West Fight On, scheduled for Saturday, September 9, at Shelby Farms. West Fight On, presented by Sedgwick, is a walk, run, and cycling event in its eleventh year. The event has raised just under $1.5 million for West Cancer Foundation, including more than $550,000 for the 2022 event in which more than 1,300 people participated.
West Fight On features three different cycling routes, a 5K run/walk, and a one-mile tribute walk. This year’s event highlights cancer survivors and their caregivers with the theme One Love, One Heart, One Fight, inspired by Bob Marley’s song One Love. Those interested in participating can register at Westfighton.org, and those interested in volunteering can visit Westcancerfoundation.org/volunteer/.
“We’ve seen this event grow over the years, even with the interruption of the pandemic, and we’re excited to see what this year brings,” said Leighanne Soden, West Cancer Foundation Executive Director. “What’s great about West Fight On is that anyone can participate, no matter their level of physical ability. We have everything from patients in active treatment to moms pushing baby strollers and elite athletes who participate. It’s wonderful to see the community come together to support the critically important services we can provide cancer patients in Memphis.”
West Cancer Foundation’s mission is to break through barriers to cancer care and improve patient outcomes by providing accessible patient resources, early detection and education, and research to improve health inequities. The organization offers free cancer services to those who are uninsured or underinsured, including cancer screenings, transportation to and from treatment appointments, lymphedema garments, and post-mastectomy prostheses, garments, and wigs.
For more information, visit Westcancerfoundation.org.