BENEFITING: Melanoma Foundation of New England
ORGANIZER: Melanoma Foundation of New England
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
I am super excited to be back! I ran with the team last year for the first time and from the moment I finished, I could not wait to come back and run again for the Melanoma Foundation of New England.
We all know the facts.. Melanoma is a killer. I work on the front line of detecting, educating, and preventing.. not only melanomas but all skin cancers. Over the last, 15 years I have had the opportunity to work as a Dermatology Physician Assistant.
I run for.. my patients, their families,and for all of those at risk.
I run to raise awareness about the dangers of tanning beds.
I run to encourage regular skin checks.
I run to save a life.
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.