BENEFITING: Jack H Marston II Melanoma Fund
EVENT: Jacks Team NYC Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2017
I'm Betsy Groton, and I'm running the NYC Marathon in honor of my mother, Maddi, who died of Melanoma in September 2012. My mom had always been a person I've admired and looked up to. She was a great athlete-running, biking, and playing field hockey, lacrosse, and tennis-and she was constantly on-the-go. My mom taught me not to take myself too seriously, and how to laugh at my mistakes. She brought so much light into my life and her positivity was contaigious. Something she imprinted on my life is that "everything always has a way of working out," so don't stress if it isn't working out yet. My mom made me into the resilient, strong person that I am today, and I am so fortunate to have had her in my life for as long I did. Something she always talked about was running a marathon, and since she never got the opportunity, I am running for her. I really appreciate all of your support :)
JACK'S MARATHON TEAM ...FIGHTING MELANOMA EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.
Join us in support of an incredible group of athletes who have chosen to make their marathon experience more meaningful by raising funds to fight the deadly disease melanoma. We invite you to help them reach their goals and join the fight.
Our Vision: "We envision a world where every adult and child is aware of the risks of melanoma and takes preventative measures; where those who suffer from melanoma receive comfort and healing; and ultimately, where every case of melanoma will be completely curable."
2017 Goal: Raise $100,000 for melanoma research and awareness programs.
Melanoma is the most underfunded of all cancers by federal and private agencies.
- Early detection makes melanoma highly curable, but it is the least screened cancer.
- People find their own melanoma more frequently than doctors do and melanoma detection is not a training requirement for most medical disciplines.
Jack’s Team: Established in 2005 when a group of athletes came together to join the fight against melanoma. Jack's Fund has been an official marathon charity for 12 years and disbursed over $300,000 to research. We invite athletes of varied experience from all stages of life to join Jack’s Team.
Our success stems from a unique Strength, Passion and Focus (S.P.F.) each member brings to the team.
Your fundraising efforts and dedication to raising awareness will truly make a difference. To learn more, please visit our website at Jacksfund.org.
If you prefer to donate by check, please indicate the runner you are supporting and the race name. Forward your check to:
- Jack’s Fund, PO Box 436, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 ATTN: Jack's Team
- Jack’s Team encourages and accepts corporate matching programs.
Please contact us with any questions at Info@jacksfund.org