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For a list of upcoming and recent events, refer to the information below

SoCal Lifeguard Paddledown for Cancer Relay

SoCal Lifeguard Paddledown for Cancer Relay
June 25th to August 31st, 2014

100 to 150 CA Lifeguards will do a 250 mile ocean relay paddle from Gaviota State Beach to Imperial State Beach, CA.

The Lifeguards are fundraising for John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF) to help us reach our goal of providing skin cancer education to over 28,500  Jr. Lifeguards, Lifeguards and their families to help save lives.

Click here to Donate

Help the Lifeguards reach their goal of raising $25,000 for John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

Fly Fishing Film Tour 2015- Tustin, CA Saturday, February 7th 2015



John Wayne Film Festival – 2015 Dates To Be Announced Soon

OC Marathon and Half Marathon- Orange County, CA Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Join Our John Wayne Cancer Foundation OC Marathon 2014 Team!

Fight Cancer with every step!    JOIN HERE



Enjoy our video from last year:

2013 OC MARATHON from John Wayne Cancer Foundation on Vimeo.

Into the Wild OC Trail Runs- Orange County, CA continuing May 31st, 2014

Support these runs as our Into the Wild team donates a portion of their proceeds back to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

January 25th, 2014  Into the Wild Black Star Canyon 9.2k (5.7 miles)

March 22nd, 2014   Into the Wild OC Trail Run 10k/21k (6.2/13.1 miles

May 31st, 2014 Into the Wild Limestone   Eco Challenge 12k/20k (7.4/12.4 miles)

July 24th, 2014 Into the Wild Rockin’ Summer Run #1 (3 or 5 miles)  Trail Race and concert

July 31st, 2014 Into the Wild Rockin’ Summer Run #2 (3 or 5 miles)   Trail Race and concert

General Information

The Gritty Up @ Grit Cycle, Costa Mesa – June 1, 2014

The Gritty Up is LIVE!

Join Grit Cycle for a 3 Hour ride to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation!

Sunday, June 1st   –   12:00pm to 3:00pm

$200 reserves your bike.   (They are suggesting $2500 donation total raised per bike.   Get a team together! This is going to be an epic event.)

Got your spot? Awesome!    Now set up your fundraising page:

Click on “Join Team” to create your own page, or you can donate on our GRIT page.

The Rider who raises the most $$$ wins a trip to FIJI compliments of

SAVE THE DATE! MAY 31st for Gritty Up Silent Auction Soirée time and location will be announced soon. Wanna donate to the silent auction or party? Please email Candice at we are grateful for your thoughtful contributions

If you have any questions or need help, contact Dani:


Investing In Our Future – Patrick Wayne

“My family has been proud to be a part of the John Wayne Cancer Institute for more than three decades. I continue to be amazed by the talented scientists who work within its walls to demystify the complex disease of cancer and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide.

Throughout the Institute, researchers are pursuing novel ideas that are transforming the way we think about cancer treatment. From studies that identify blood-based biomarkers for the early detection of colon cancer to therapies that enlist a patient’s immune system to fight advanced skin cancer, our dynamic faculty works at the cutting edge of science. Our future is incredibly bright.

The achievements of the faculty at the John Wayne Cancer Institute are even more impressive because they have been accomplished without the scope of resources available at many larger institutions. It’s more difficult than … Read More »