“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, theredleader.com, 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!
“Cancer is an ugly disease that my mom fought until the bitter end, but there could be a future without it”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.
“Our company philosophy is ‘caring counts,’ and few community institutions embody that belief better than the West Cancer Center. The Mid-South is fortunate to have an outstanding oncology center of this caliber bringing hope to those facing a cancer diagnosis.”
“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.”
“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.“
On June 4th, 2013, I got the call every woman dreads.
“Those are NOT numbers to live by…And I did NOT want to die.”
“Cancer automatically means death to so many but to me, my mind never thought about dying”
As summer quickly approaches, Dr. VanderWalde, shares tips on how to best protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.
“Each petal signifies her strength, courage, love, and selflessness.
Signature fundraising event for West Cancer Center unites participants, advocates in fight against cancer
After a whirlwind few days that involved an ultrasound and biopsy following a yearly mammogram, I received the call