Spur the Cancer Out of Montana is a non-profit organization founded in 2010,
by Leon Wieder. The organization raises funds to give directly to patients, and families to
help pay for medical expenses relating to the illness. Spur the Cancer also gives to other
organizations that help with the cause.
Spur the Cancer was started in Memory of Leon’s aunt who lost her battle with
cancer in 2010. Leon held several fund raisers throughout the winter. In May of
2011 he began a journey at the North Dakota border. A horseback ride across
Montana made it possible for him to collect donations from every town along the
way. He arrived in Arlee, MT. on July 4th 2011, exactly one
year from when his aunt had passed away.
$20,000 was raised in his first year. Leon presented checks to Tough Enough
to Wear Pink of Montana, The Leukemia Compassion Foundation at St.Patrick
Hospital, The Head Heal and Hope Foundation, and a family who was about to lose
their house because of their medical expenses from cancer. He was also awarded
the Governor’s Service Award for 2011.
Leon has chosen to keep the fight going. He has grown his organization in
order to raise even more this year. Unlike other organizations Spur the Cancer will help
anyone who needs it. Cancer does not discriminate so neither can we. Young, old,
men, women and children all suffer from cancer and we are willing to help
We love Montana, everything country, and the people here. This is our way to
give back and take care of our friends, family, and neighbors who need it.
That’s the way Montanans are, that’s how we were raised.