My dad, Jeffrey Blanchard, passed away on June 19th, 2014 after a courageous battle against Stage IV metastatic melanoma. He approached his life, and treatment, with extraordinary strength, bravery and hope. To honor my dad, I am running the 2015 Boston Marathon to raise funds for the Melanoma Foundation of New England as part of Team Running For Cover.
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.
As a member of the Melanoma Foundation Team, I am raising $10,000 for to help support MFNE's mission. All funds raised will be used to fund and expand MFNE's educational programs.
Please consider making a donation to support this great cause. With your help, we can potentially prevent the spread of this disease and save lives. Every little bit counts in helping us to cross the finish line. Thank you!
***More info on my dad and his life: http://www.porterloring.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1338064