BENEFITING: Melanoma Foundation of New England
ORGANIZER: Melanoma Foundation of New England
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
Hello Everyone! I am so happy to announce that on Monday, April 20, 2015 I will be running the 119th Boston Marathon in support of the Melanoma Foundation of New England! Running the Boston Marathon is a once and lifetime experience and I am overjoyed that I will be given the opportunity to run it twice! I specifically chose to run with this organization because skin cancer has directed affected me and my family. As many of you know my mom, Martha, was diagnosed and treated for melanoma in March of 2014. She underwent surgery, which included multiple skin grafts and many weeks of recovery. Thankfully, she is now cancer free! I am running this marathon to raise awareness and funds for those who are currently battling this horrible disease and for all cancer survivors, like my Mom!
I want more people to be aware of the dangers of skin cancers and how it can be prevented. There are too many people being diagnosed with this disease everyday and awareness needs brought to the for front. I would like to ask everyone to help this organization in its fight to prevent skin cancer.
-Melanoma Foundation of New England wrote...
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.