BENEFITING: Jack H Marston II Melanoma Fund
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
In October 2014 my friends daughter, Ainsley, 10, had what they believed a “mole” removed from the back of her heel. A week later the shocking results came back Acral lentiginous melanoma.
Ainsley then had to have a large section around where the mole was removed, skin graft, and a lymph node removed. Thankfully the biopsy of the lymph node came back clear.
However, in discussions with my friend and her involvement with a society for children with melanoma it is very clear that especially for children – by the time they realize they have melanoma they are already in advanced stages.
So I am raising money for research and educating people, especially in regards to this being a cancer that affects children too!
I will run with the Jack H Marston team on October 9th in the Chicago Marathon. Please help me raise money for this incredible organization.
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.
2016 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 - SPF - Strength, Passion and Focus 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. Then 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.