BENEFITING: MELANOMA EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013
On November 3rd, I will be running the NYC Marathon for the Melanoma Education Foundation. This will be my 2nd marathon for melanoma, having run the Baystate Marathon this past October with Team Miles for Melanoma/Melanoma Research Foundation. As many of you know, I am a two-time melanoma survivor. Receiving this diagnosis was a life changing event for me in so many ways. Running allowed me to process my diagnosis and all the emotions that accompanied it, ranging from fear to anger to guilt then finally acceptance. My goal is to help others learn from my indiscretion and realize the importance of sun protection to prevent this deadly form of cancer... And maybe even inspire someone to run a mile or a marathon of his/her own along the way. Being tanned no longer looks beautiful; it looks uninformed and irresponsible. So help me educate others by donating to this cause near to my heart!