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John Wayne Cancer Foundation + John Wayne Stock & Supply Join Forces with Project Angel Food to Feed L.A. Cancer Patients During Pandemic.   “Give the American People a Good Cause and There’s Nothing They Can’t Lick.” – John Wayne   Never on to back down from a fight for what’s right, John Wayne battled […]

Preventing Skin Cancer

It’s estimated that roughly 1.8 million people are diagnosed with cancer in the United States annually. Some forms of cancer can be prevented! While what is known about cancer prevention is still evolving, it’s fairly well-accepted that our chances of developing cancer are affected by the lifestyle choices we make. So if you’re interested in […]

Upcoming Events!

John Wayne Grit Series: Pioneertown Half Marathon & 10K: Saturday, May 16, 2020 Bring your John Wayne Grit to the trails and #RunToFightCancer with us on May 16th in the John Wayne Grit Series Pioneertown Half Marathon & 10K. Located near Joshua Tree National Park, Pioneertown was built in the 40s to be an 1880s […]

Looking for more ways to give?

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 […]

John Wayne: Spirit of the West Exhibit

Last December, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa hosted a special exhibit: “John Wayne: Spirit of the West”. Presented by Duke Spirits, it took place during the Official National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and featured never before seen memorabilia, film props, costumes, scripts, and more from John Wayne’s Archive. In the exhibition’s guest book, fans of […]

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John Wayne Grit Series 2019

In 2019, we asked, “Are you tough enough to hit the trails and help in the fight against cancer?” You responded to the challenge by running and walking in honor of those who have gone before us and those who are currently fighting cancer. The John Wayne Grit Series was  born from your courage, strength and grit. The first 2 fun […]

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Gritty Up 2019

The Showdown Against Cancer Thank You to all our GRITTY UP Supporters for making this year’s event the biggest ever! We are grateful for all of your efforts to fight cancer side by side with John Wayne. Thank you to all of the volunteers, fundraisers, donors, sponsors and GritCycle staff for creating a record setting event. Bike […]

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OC Marathon 2019

This year Team John Wayne and the John Wayne Cancer Foundation had one of the most incredible OC Marathon’s to date! We are grateful for the fundraisers, donors, sponsors, and volunteers. Together we raised over $94,000 to help cancer patients beat the odds. Special thanks to Team Tom for being JWCF’s top fundraising team to […]

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2018 Gritty Up

To all our GRITTY UP Supporters, thank you for making this year’s event the biggest ever! We are grateful for all of your efforts to fight cancer side by side with John Wayne. Thank you to all of the volunteers, fundraisers, donors, sponsors and GritCycle staff for creating a record setting event. Bike reservations and […]