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 Fight Cancer with Grit!

TEAM JOHN WAYNE is the John Wayne Cancer Foundation’s athletic fundraising program that empowers you to help win the fight against cancer.

About Team John Wayne
We welcome you to join Team John Wayne as the charity component of any race you do and participate in honor or memory of your family, friends and co-workers who have been affected by cancer. Team John Wayne members receive fundraising tips and fun incentives, special jerseys, team camaraderie and more! Team John Wayne brings courage, strength and grit to the fight against cancer.

Your fundraising makes it possible for John Wayne Cancer Foundation to fund novel and innovative programs that improve cancer patients’ outcomes and save lives through research, education, awareness and support.

“Give the American people a good cause, and there’s nothing they can’t lick.”




Team John … Read More »

John Wayne Film Festival – September 24-27, 2015

Dallas, Texas
To become a sponsor, please click here.
 Buy Tickets at Highland Park Village.

Click “Select Another Date”
Select Sept. 24, 25 or 26.
Select movie and buy tickets

Buy Tickets at Look Cinemas.

John Wayne Film Festival Online Auction

The 4th Annual John Wayne Film Festival benefiting John Wayne Cancer Foundation returns to Dallas for its second year with the charitable Kara and Randall Goss serving as this year’s festival chairs and Anne and Steve Stodghill serving as Honorary Chairs. Wayne family members Patrick Wayne, Melinda Wayne-Munoz, Ethan Wayne, Marisa Wayne, and Anita Swift will return to Dallas to join the festival chairs, host committee and guests for the four-day festival. The John Wayne Film Festival will be held at Highland Park Village Theatre and LOOK Cinemas from September 24th through September 27th and is a rare opportunity to see some of The Duke’s most legendary films on the big screen.


Thursday September 24, 2015

Highland Park Village Theatre
The Shootist 6:30 pm … Read More »

Into the Wild OC Trail Runs- Orange County, CA continuing March 21st, 2015


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

March 21st, 2015   Into the Wild OC Trail Run 10k/21k (6.2/13.1) miles

May 30th, 2015   Into the Wild Black Star Canyon 9.2k (5.7 miles)

August 13th, 2015   Into the Wild Rockin’ Summer Run 5k – Trail race and concert

November 14th, 2015   Into the Wild HPN Trail Running Championship 12k/30k (7.4/18.6 miles)

General Information

SoCal Lifeguard Paddledown for Cancer Relay

SoCal Lifeguard Paddledown for Cancer Relay 2015 dates to be announced soon!

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

Please support our SoCal Paddledown, which in turn provides important education to our local youth.  Block the Blaze is a youth skin cancer education program that teaches youth the importance of sun safety, skin cancer prevention, self screening and provides the tools to youth that they need to get started playing it safe in the sun.  Block the Blaze is supplying presentations, sunscreen and hats to over 27,000 junior lifeguards this summer.  

Click here to Donate

Help the Lifeguards reach their goal of raising $5,000 for John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

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



OC Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K- Orange County, CA Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Join Our John Wayne Cancer Foundation OC Marathon 2015 Team!

Fight Cancer with every step! JOIN HERE



Grit Cycle’s Gritty Up Benefiting John Wayne Cancer Foundation- 5/29 & 5/30, 2015



Welcome to the home of Gritty Up 2015!

You’re invited to the second annual Gritty Up, a 3-hour spin session benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, at GRIT Cycle in Costa Mesa on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 1 – 4 pm. Individual participants can secure a bike for $200 starting April 1 by visiting  Individual participants or teams are asked to raise at least $2,500 (all donated to JWCF) from friends, family and colleagues to join the ride led by GRIT instructors Matt Bourne, Marisa Wayne, Dani Wallbrock-Gallinger, and more.  To start fundraising visit Participants can either tackle the three-hour ride on their own or switch off with teammates, making it a perfect event for beginners and spin enthusiasts alike.  Participants can visit to reserve their spin bike.  In addition to this heart-pumping workout, the participant that raises the most money will … Read More »