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 […]

John Wayne Cancer Foundation Teams Up with eBay for Charity this #Giving Tuesday

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year […]

Team John Wayne Spotlight: Sammi Peck

I talked about doing Tough Mudder for years, but every year I always found a reason not to do it. When I scrolled through the website this year, I found myself stopping on the Charity tab. Instead of finding a reason not to do Tough Mudder, I found a reason to do it – John […]

JWCF Annual Activities Report

A first of its kind for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, we’ve published our Annual Activities Report, which is a report on our endeavors and activities for our last fiscal year. The report examines JWCF from May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016 and provides an easy-to-read infographic along with details on fundraising initiatives and […]

Don’t Fry Day – Skin Cancer Prevention

Millions of Americans will enjoy the great outdoors this holiday weekend. Skin cancer, caused by too much sun, is the most common of all cancers in the United States. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP) designated the  Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t FryDay” to raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and to […]

Jim Beaver for #ShowYourGrit

Today, we launched #ShowYourGrit, our newest campaign to raise funds and create awareness.  Joining us in the fight against cancer is actor Jim Beaver, who has a video message to support the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.  Show your support by using #ShowYourGrit on social media, tagging friends, and by donating at Check out Jim’s […]

Block The Blaze Featured in Locale Magazine

Last month, Locale Magazine featured an article on our Youth Skin Cancer Education program, Block the Blaze. Former Olympic swimming champion, Summer Sanders, talks on the recent partnership with the John Wayne Cancer Foundation to promote sun safety. Check out the full post HERE!