John Wayne Cancer Foundation Announces #ShowYourGrit



A word that so accurately reflects many and for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF) it embodies the struggle of so many patients, families, survivors and caregivers as they navigate a cancer diagnosis and journey.

John Wayne’s last wish was to find a cure for cancer and we are hard at work to accomplish that goal, but we need your help. This month, JWCF will launch Show Your Grit, a fundraising and awareness campaign to attract, engage and retain a new generation of John Wayne cancer fighters.

For 25 days, beginning on John Wayne’s Birthday, May 26th 2016, and ending on Father’s Day,

June 19th 2016, we challenge you and your extended network to put on your cowboy hat or boots, get involved, create awareness, raise money, show support and join the John Wayne movement in the fight against cancer.

How do you do this? It’s simple:

  • Put on your Cowboy Hat or bandana, take a selfie and post it in honor of John Wayne or someone you know who has battled cancer. Use our hashtag, #ShowYourGrit and challenge your friends to do the same. Spread the word to join the John Wayne movement.
  • And, on June 19th, Father’s Day, plan to honor someone in your life— just as the Wayne family children have honored their father—by taking them to a special screening of True Grit. Find a location here: ______.


Raise Funds, Create Awareness, Join the Movement— Show Your Grit! Be part of John Wayne’s Cancer Fighting Legacy.

Casey Holland