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Participant Profile: Carrie versus cancer


“I am Carrie Anderson. Some may know me from my former life in television as the weekend sports anchor at channel 5.  Others may know me from my blog,, a page I created just over a year ago to chronical my diagnosis with the ‘Little C.’  I call it the ‘Little C,’ because I refuse to let a crap disease like cancer be bigger than me.  I am the BIG C!

Participant Profile: April Phillips


“Cancer is an ugly disease that my mom fought until the bitter end, but there could be a future without it”


Participant Profile: Carole Schuh


“As much as Carole’s illness could be described as a curse, her family also likes to see it as a blessing. “It’s a constant reminder to live life to it’s fullest every day. To be slow to anger and quick to love. To realize just how precious and fragile life truly is. And most importantly to always do as your mother says and apply sunscreen!”

West FIGHT ON Kickoff Breakfast


“At the breakfast, the non-profit organization honored those whose lives have been touched by cancer, including Carrie Anderson, former weekend sports announcer, shared updates from West Cancer Center, and previewed the new West FIGHT ON video.”


Volunteer Appreciation Spotlight: Jennifer Brown


“Jennifer is one of those volunteers who you just wish you could replicate ten times over. She is a creative problem-solver, a consensus-builder, a go-getter, a team player, and is always so fun to be around.”


2017 Event Photos


West FIGHT ON raises funds for the UT/West Institute for Cancer Research to support discovery, innovation and advancement in the field of adult cancer research and patient education, care and support. This year’s event boasted over nearly 3,000 people in attendance and raised over $635,000. Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s event.

Matthew Stevens 1Participant Profile: Matthew Stevens


“It’s like a test. You prepare yourself, take the test and see what grade you get. What I’m dealing with now is a life test. My strength and abilities to get through a stressful situation while trusting God will all be tested. Many people have called me a trooper. I’m human, but this is my battle and I’m determined to get through this.”


Meleia KnightParticipant Profile: Meleia Knight


“I set a goal to increase my speed and distance until I was able to run again,” said Knight. “And every day, my sister, my running family, and my Bootcamp Fusion family were with me – every step of the way.“


Melody Douglas

Participant Profile: Melody Douglas


On June 4th, 2013, I got the call every woman dreads.

Colleen WFO 16

Participant Profile: Colleen Johnson


“Those are NOT numbers to live by…And I did NOT want to die.”


Debbie Russell

Participant Profile: Debbie Russell


“Cancer automatically means death to so many but to me, my mind never thought about dying”


Dr. VanderWaldeFrequently Asked Questions about Sun Safety


As summer quickly approaches, Dr. VanderWalde, shares tips on how to best protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.


Petals for PamTeam Profile: Petals for Pam


“Each petal signifies her strength, courage, love, and selflessness.


wfo2016_3West Fight On: Cycle. Run. Walk. Returns September 16, 2017


Signature fundraising event for UT/West Institute unites participants, advocates in fight against cancer


simpson_stephMessage from the 2017 West FIGHT ON Chair


After a whirlwind few days that involved an ultrasound and biopsy following a yearly mammogram, I received the call