I grew up in Northern California and have lived in Boston for the last 18 years. This will be my first marathon and I feel extremely fortunate for it to be the Boston Marathon!
Having family, friends, and colleagues that have been affected by melanoma, I will be running in order to raise funds for the Melanoma Foundation of New England.
I am grateful the MFNE selected me to be a part of their Team and hope to be able to exceed my goal of raising $15,000 for their benefit.
The Melanoma Foundation of New England's mission is to reduce the incidents of melanoma in the New England region through education, prevention and support.
MFNE hosts a range of educational programs to spread awareness. These programs include Your Skin Is In, a program teaching high school and college students the dangers of tanning, and The Skinny on Skin, which teaches beauty professionals to recognize potential melanomas on the head, neck and scalp of their clients.
Team Running for Cover is running the 2015 Boston Marathon to raise funds to support MFNE's mission. All funds raised will be used to fund and expand these educational programs throughout the New England Area.