John Wayne Cancer Foundation Celebrates Father's Day with Special 'True Grit' Screening

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Nonprofit celebrates the end of the ‘Show Your Grit’ Campaign with special screening of a Western cult classic

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It is our hope that people will celebrate their own dads and support the many folks who have shown grit in the face of this terrible disease by bringing a father, son, daughter, or loved one to the movies on June 19

John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF) whose mission is to bring courage, strength, and grit to the fight against cancer today announces a special screening of the Western cult classic and John Wayne fan favorite film True Grit on Father’s Day, June 19, 2016. The film is scheduled to show in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Scottsdale, and Pasadena with a portion of the ticket proceeds being donated to JWCF’s ‘Show Your Grit’ campaign.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring a special screening of True Grit to John Wayne fans around the country, and are equally excited that a portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to our ‘Show Your Grit’ campaign,” said Ethan Wayne, chairman of JWCF. “This foundation was created to honor my father’s legacy, so it’s fitting that as we remember his strength in life and throughout his battle with cancer this Father’s Day, we can share this piece of him and continue his work through the screening event. It is our hope that people will celebrate their own dads and support the many folks who have shown grit in the face of this terrible disease by bringing a father, son, daughter, or loved one to the movies on June 19.”

JWCF hopes that the True Grit screening will serve as a way for John Wayne fans and cancer fighters of all ages and backgrounds to support the campaign and honor the memory of The Duke and the many others like him who fight cancer with grit every day. Individuals who wish to attend a screening in one of the designated cities can now purchase tickets on the John Wayne Cancer Foundation website or on the Tugg ‘events’ website. For any showings that are not sold out in advance, tickets will also be available at the door on June 19.

It is the goal of JWCF that the ‘Show Your Grit’ campaign serve as a platform for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer to come together, show support, and fight to get one step closer to a cure. All money from the ticket proceeds and the campaign will work to support the innovative programs funded by JWCF that improve cancer patients’ outcomes and help save lives through research, education, awareness, and support.

To purchase tickets for a True Grit screening, visit http://www.johnwayne.org/tickets. To learn more about John Wayne Cancer Foundation and to donate, visit http://www.johnwayne.org.

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About John Wayne Cancer Foundation
Founded in 1985, the John Wayne Cancer Foundation was created in honor of John Wayne after his family promised to use his name to continue his fight against cancer. The John Wayne Cancer Foundation’s mission is to bring courage, strength and grit to the fight against cancer. The foundation serves to fund novel and innovative programs that improve cancer patients’ outcomes and helps save lives through research, education, awareness and support. Fight cancer with GRIT at http://www.johnwayne.org.

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