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John Wayne beat lung cancer in 1964. He died 15 years later after a struggle with cancer of the stomach. During this difficult period, he became passionate about helping others fight this terrible disease.To honor his memory, it’s our mission to bring courage, strength, and grit to the fight against cancer.

John Wayne Cancer Foundation funds unique and innovative programs that improve cancer patients’ outcomes and save lives through research, education, awareness and support.

There are many ways to support the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, here are just a few:

  1. Fundraise while you run, walk or cycle with Team John Wayne!

    All you’ll need is a little time and energy, and the desire to make an impact in the fight against cancer! John Wayne Cancer Foundation staff will expertly guide you throughout your fundraising campaign. You’ll receive a personal fundraising webpage, sample fundraising letters, and lots of proven fundraising tips. We’ll even help you create a personalized fundraising plan, and guide you step by step to meet – and surpass – your fundraising goal. Learn more here.

  2. Sign up to run or walk in the John Wayne Grit Series!

    Show your grit in the fight against cancer by running or walking through spectacular John Wayne movie locations and rugged western landscapes. The series benefits John Wayne Cancer Foundation, so every step you take advances the fight against cancer through pioneering cancer research and programs. Learn more here. 

  3. Partnerships

    Have a business or service that can help bring strength, courage and grit to the fight against cancer? Contact Stacy Mulder today at stacy@johnwayne.org to talk shop.

  4. Employee Giving

    Does your employer match your charitable giving? Check with your employer or HR Department and then sign up, it’s that easy!

  5. Planned Giving

    You can touch the lives of others while creating a lasting legacy and find peace of mind through a wide variety of tax benefits! Contact Stacy Mulder, stacy@johnwayne.org 

  6. Amazon Smile

    Shop Amazon and 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases will support the John Wayne Cancer Foundation! Just search for us and then designate us as your charity. Learn more here.

Thank you for your help in bringing courage, strength and grit to the fight against cancer!

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