West Cancer Foundation to Host Soul Soiree to Raise Funds for Cancer Patient Support Programs 


Entertainment Will Be Led by Grammy Award-Winning Boo Mitchell of Royal Studios and the Grammy-Nominated Hi Rhythm Section Band Featuring Marcus Scott

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West Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to advance the fight against cancer through research, education, patient support and community outreach, today announced it is hosting a new event to raise funds for cancer patient support and research programs.  The inaugural Soul Soiree will celebrate the soul of the city with Memphis-style food and music on May 5 at the Kent, a new special event venue in the historic Snuff District near downtown. Entertainment will be led by Grammy Award-winning Boo Mitchell of Royal Studios and the Grammy-nominated Hi Rhythm Section Band featuring Marcus Scott.

Individual tickets are $300 which include a variety of local food and an open bar, and tables for 10 and sponsorships, including an exclusive VIP area, are also available by calling 901-322-2984. The event is from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. and dress is soulful and sassy cocktail attire. Valet parking is provided.

Sponsors include Highland Capital, West Cancer Center and Research Institute, First Horizon and Gilead Sciences.

“Anyone who lives in Memphis, or even just visits understands immediately its soul, its passion, its sense of community that fosters a giving spirit to help one another. It’s a big city with a small-town heart that infuses soul and sincerity into everything it does,” said Leighanne Soden, Executive Director of West Cancer Foundation. “From its musical roots, to its one-of-a-kind food, to its reputation for inventing new kinds of businesses, the city’s heart and soul fuel its accomplishments, and West Cancer Foundation is the newest organization to marry heart and soul with impressive capabilities to address a very real need.”

In addition to research and cancer prevention awareness and education, West Cancer Foundation provides quality patient support programs including breast screenings, lymphedema garments, post-mastectomy care and transportation to and from healthcare appointments. The programs help fill the void in the community for those who are undergoing cancer treatment and are uninsured or not able to afford the co-pay amount for their insurance.