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 […]


OC Marathon 2018

This year Team John Wayne and the John Wayne Cancer Foundation had one of the most remarkable OC Marathon’s to date! The Mile 10 Water Station (aka Waterin’ Hole) was bigger, brighter and louder while the Finish Line Tent hosted some great post-race snacks, refreshments, lounging and photo-taking opportunities.   Thank you to the sponsors […]


Gritty Up 2017

Gritty Up 2017 Thank you GritCycle for hosting another successful Gritty Up fundraiser in June! Over $300,000 was raised for John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Thank you to each and every fundraiser for your inspiring teamwork, generosity and grit. We couldn’t have done it without you! Visit the Gritty Up website to learn more and click here to watch the Gritty Up […]


2017 Cancer Resolution

2017 World Health Assembly cancer resolution: From global commitment to national action Today, health leaders from across the world reaffirmed cancer control as a critical health and development priority as they adopted a new cancer resolution at the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. The John Wayne Cancer Foundation joined the Union for International […]


Block the Blaze: Generations of Sun Safety

Block the Blaze, our premier program, has been teaching kids and teens about sun safety, skin cancer awareness and prevention techniques since 2007.  At the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, we love hearing stories from our community about how we have positively affected other’s lives. One such story comes from Melissa and her daughter. Melissa herself […]


World Cancer Day, 2017

A Day of Focus on the Global Fight against Cancer We Can, I Can—the theme of World Cancer Day on February 4, 2017 says it all. Individually, we fight cancer through preventative health, cancer treatments, and survivorship methodologies. Together, we fight cancer through fundraising for research and support services, advocating for treatment and educating for […]


Block the Blaze: Saving Lives Through Education

Here at the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, we take pride knowing that our programs are helping to win the fight against cancer. Our premier program, Block the Blaze, educates America’s youth on sun safety and skin cancer awareness, with an emphasis on skin cancer prevention and self-screening. We have educated over 220,000 youth in 12 […]