Case Cutlery

John Wayne Enterprises and Case Cutlery have joined forces to bring awareness to a disease that impacts everyone. Nearly every individual knows someone who has been affected by cancer, and by purchasing these knives, you will be satisfied knowing that you are supporting a great cause, as a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these knives will be donated to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. The first offering is a Genuine Stag Stockman and the second one is a Burnt Amber Bone Moose. Each of these special knives feature the Red River D Shield, along with the John Wayne Cancer Foundation & Grit logos, and is packaged in a John Wayne Cancer Foundation Team Duke gift tin, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

For more info., please click here.

Published in: on June 28, 2010 at 4:19 PM  Leave a Comment  

First Descents Whitewater Kayaking Camp for Cancer Survivors, White Salmon WA – June 24 to 30

JWCF is pleased to be a major supporter of this camp.

Click here for more info.

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Father and Son Bring Awareness to the Cause

Getting the word out in Brazil!

Visit their site for more info. about their activities!

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SEALS Charity Fitness Challenge

JWCF would like to thank the Navy Seals for supporting JWCF in the fight against cancer. They put on a fitness challenge and raised over $1,100 for JWCF. The challenge winners are wearing orange Team DUKE jerseys. JWCF would also like to thank the troops for sending a U.S. flag that was flown over their camp to JWCF, with a certificate of commemoration for the day it was flown, signed by the camp commander.  The platoon picture from Memorial Day shows some of our missing guys.

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Dodgeball on the Beach

Thanks Team Magnum P.I. for supporting Team DUKE.

This event is managed by Peninsula Pride Screen Printing.

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Marisa’s Mac 4×4 Challenge Update

The Mac 4×4 is a long-distance, annual, four-wheel drive navigational endurance event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support that has taken place every March since 2002. Starting in the West Midlands of England in the UK and covering up to 1000 miles on and off-road in about three days. See

Marisa Wayne, the youngest daughter of legendary Hollywood icon John Wayne will fly over from California to compete in the 10th anniversary run of the Macmillan 4×4 UK challenge over the weekend of 4th – 6th March 2011 as a co-driver in ‘Team Duke’, one of the Beds, Herts and Cambs Land Rover Club (BHCLRC) teams. Marisa will compete in a 1995 300Tdi Defender in this special run of the event which also marks the 100th anniversary of Macmillan. Marisa will also be presenting the trophies at the prize giving dinner in Daresbury on the Sunday evening.

Marisa’s participation will help raise awareness of the event and subsequently boost sponsorship opportunities, all of which goes directly to Macmillan. The Mac 4×4 currently raises over £100,000 per year for Macmillan Cancer Support, with a grand total of approximately £600,000 to date.

Marisa enters the event as an ambassador for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF), in acknowledgement of the two charities respective roles in cancer related support and research.

John Wayne survived lung cancer in 1964, but died 15 years later after a battle with cancer of the stomach. During this difficult period, he became passionate about helping others fight this terrible disease. To honour his memory, his family created the John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF) to bring “courage, strength and grit” to the fight against cancer.

Since its founding in 1985, the JWCF has supported awareness programs, education programs and support groups, and is aligned with like-minded groups and non-profit organisations that advance the fight against cancer. JWCF has also been committed to groundbreaking cancer research and education at the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI).

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – We raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Every little bit counts so please help us out and feel free to forward.

Wish me luck 🙂


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Colorado Road and Tri Team – Racing and Giving

Team DUKE would like to send a big thanks to Ryan’s team. Thanks for supporting the cause. Fernando did well and brought home a medal, finishing in 1.5 hours with over 1,100 triathletes competing.

Team DUKE Colorado also recently donated a Felt frame and fork on behalf of Team DUKE to a rider who isn’t able to afford a bike. This person loved cycling as a kid, and wanted to get back into cycling, but with kids and other issues, getting a nice bike wasn’t in the cards this year. Until Team Colorado stepped in, and made his day by donating the frame and fork so he can get back in the saddle again. This rider also supports the fight against cancer.

“We thought it would be cool to reach out to the community and to help a less fortunate cyclist get back into doing what he loved!!” – Ryan, Team DUKE in Colorado

Thanks Ryan and team. When you love cycling this much, it is natural to pass it on.

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Pro GRT Tahoe Downhill Mtn Bike Race Preview – By Dylan, Team DRD Tomac

The Pro GRT Tahoe, located at the Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in Truckee, California is turning out to be one of the best events on the circuit!  As one of the highest regarded mountain bike parks in the nation, this race is already attracting some of the worlds fastest racers! 

Reigning World DH champion Steve Peat (Santa Cruz Syndicate), current World Cup DH points leader Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate), former US National Champion Duncan Riffle (Giant), former New Zealand national champion Kieran Bennett (DRD Tomac), as well as current Pro GRT points leader Bryn AtkinsonI (Transition Racing) will all be battling for the men’s win! 

Meanwhile, Olympian Jill Kintner (Transition Racing), reigning US National champion Melissa Buhl (KHS), former US National champion Kathy Pruitt (Jamis) & mtb legend Leigh Donovan (Intense) will be fighting for the in the women’s win!

See you this weekend (June 25th through 27th) in Tahoe!

Dylan, Team DRD

Team DUKE would like to thank Team DRD for all of their support.

Published in: on June 23, 2010 at 9:51 AM  Leave a Comment  

Open Air Big Bear Mtn Bike Race June 20 – By Michael Page (MP) Racing


It was quite a busy weekend up at Big Bear for sure!!  We rode around 20 miles on saturday, and then race day, did about the same.  As some of you may know, we were holding down the fort for Team Duke and had quite a setup. Two easy ups and pretty much a front and center location made us the hit of the event.  And as for the race, we did great.  Zach T. placed 2nd in Cat3 19-29, while I placed 4th in Cat3 30-34. Brian busted his cog around 11 miles into the race (Cat2 single speed), so he had to use his bike as a scooter, but still came in under 2 hrs!!  And Damian made sure no one got sun burned or missed the opportunity for a temporary tattoo by running the show while we were racing (thanks again!!).  So, all in all, it was a great experience and a great showing for the team!!  See you all soon and click here for pictures.

Open Air Big Bear Events Website Link

Meet Team DUKE at the Big Bear Trail Run on September 11

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Newport Harbor High School Surf Team

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