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Why I support West Cancer Foundation

"My cancer journey began on April 20th 2013, exactly two weeks after Rusty and I got married.  


At the time I was running 35 miles a week, taking classes at the gym, and overall feeling great and a cancer diagnosis was the farthest thing from my mind.


After noticing a bulge in my abdomen and consultation with my doctor; I was immediately referred to Dr. Todd Tillmanns and my experience with the West Cancer Center began.  Every time I walked through the doors of the West Cancer Center, I was not just a patient, I was Kate.  The receptionists, nurses, doctors, and volunteers greeted me by name and I learned from them that fighting cancer takes teamwork and the team at the West Cancer Center was always by my side.


When my cancer returned in 2013 and again in 2016, an innovative treatment called HIPEC or Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) was paired with tumor debulking surgeries.  A heated chemotherapy was washed through my abdomen, while I was rocked back and forth on the operating table with the goal of killing any remaining cancer cells directly at the site of the disease.  I feel fortunate that I was one of the first patients to utilize this type of innovative treatment and have experienced first hand the importance of cancer research.


I FIGHT ON for cancer research for myself and everyone impacted by this disease and I am grateful for everyone who has supported me on Team 5-Kate over the past 8 years. I hope you will join me on September 11th or as a spirit participant as we FIGHT ON together!”

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Join West Cancer Foundation as we fight on against cancer!

For more than 40 years, the West name has been synonymous with innovative research and compassionate patient care. Now West Cancer Foundation is taking the next step in the fight against cancer by investing in cancer research and education, supporting cancer patients, and promoting the overall health of our community. 

Your donation is critical to advancing the science of how the world treats cancer and educates the next generation of oncologists and providers. Your gifts ensure that women without insurance have access to potentially lifesaving mammograms and access to care. Your generosity helps provide transportation and support to patients facing a life-threatening cancer diagnosis. 

Together we can help cancer patients today and fund the treatments of tomorrow.


If you prefer to give by check, please make your check out to West Cancer Foundation and 
write West Fight On and the team or individual's name that you would like to support in the memo line. 
Checks may be mailed to West Cancer Foundation ATTN: West Fight On 7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Germantown, TN 3813. 
For questions or concerns, please contact us at info@westcancerfoundation.org.

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Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jul 02 Kay Calandruccio Thank you for the eggs sweet friend!! $107.35
Jul 01 Team 5 kate We are so proud of kate We are happy west clinic is here $54.10
Jun 30 Steve & Janet Hill Go Team 5-Kate!! $213.85
Jun 28 Andrew and Lindsay Ray $107.35
Jun 11 Emily Wilburn We love you, Kate! $54.10
Jun 09 Renelle and Leslie Ballin Kate, you are such an inspiration to all who know you! $107.35
Jun 09 John and Debi Way to go Kate! Always happy to support such a great cause! Hope you are doing well - enjoy staying connected through fb! $107.35
Apr 11 Kate Horton $107.35