My name is Keira Brodie and I will be running the Vancouver Marathon this year and trying to raise awareness and support for melanoma. I have been personally affected by melanoma this past year and wanted to take the time to do something about it. Melanoma is an aggressive type of skin cancer which is affecting more and more people each year. It is very important to learn proper sun safety as well as performing regular skin checks on yourself. Through this marathon I am hoping to raise money for the Melanoma Network of Canada which provides funding for melanoma research and provides educational and preventive strategies to people across Canada to reduce melanoma. Any donation at all is appericated or even just simply taking the time to learn more about melanoma.