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Karin SAYS:
To our dear friends and fami…
To our dear friends and family,

One week ago today, on a glorious morning in Chicopee State Park, Team Roethke set out to complete the Melanoma Education Foundation Check for Change Triathlon. When we arrived at 6:30 am, there was "smoke on the water" and the air was chilly, but it was a beautiful start to a really incredible day. Not only did we exceed our fundraising goal...raising, with your help....$4,109, we each also reached a personal goal that day. Karin finished her first triathlon, Steve clocked his fastest tri time yet, and Jill took first place in her age group for the first time. You could say it was a successful day!

Beyond those goals, we had the opportunity to meet Steve and Gale Fine, the founders of MEF. The Fines lost their son, Daniel, to melanoma at the age of 26 and, in response, started MEF as a way of educating young people about this terrible disease. Friendly, thoughtful and incredibly humble, the Fines strive to spread awareness about melanoma and have created an educational program that is used in over 1500 schools in the US. They were thrilled to meet us, as Team Roethke's donation is one of the largest donations they have received in the past 12 months. In fact, Team Roethke (and all of you who supported us!) are listed on their website as a "Major Supporter". You can see this at the following link if you scroll down the page: It was very satisfying to meet such dedicated and lovely people who were so clearly touched by what we have done for them and their small organization. Steve Fine could not emphasize enough what a difference our donation will make to MEF so THANK YOU!

In every way, our time together throughout this endeavor exceeded our expectations. It has allowed us to deemphasize a negative, scary situation and instead focus on the incredible number of positives that continue to present themselves to us. We are all healthier, happier and so much more aware of our top priorities as we strive to move forward, away from the dark days following Steve's diagnosis and into the bright light of recovery and family and success. Thank you sincerely to each one of you who have supported us on this journey.

To see a slideshow of our race day, go to and click on the MEF Tri album. Enjoy!!

With gratitude and full hearts,
Karin, Steven and Jill
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Karin Roethke-Kahn
Milton, MA United States
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