July 11, 2016
BENEFITING: Jack H Marston II Melanoma Fund
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Thanks for checking out my fundraising page. Never in a million years did I think I would run a Marathon, but this is an incredible cause and great opportunity to raise money for something I'm very passionate about. I find raising money just as intimidating as the race! I appreciate any support you can lend to a cause so near and dear to me and my family. Cheers!
In 2008 I lost my father to Melanoma. As an ex high school coach/teacher and Army Officer he had great passion for athletics and competition. Growing up in Spokane I remember vividly our times running Bloomsday together. Running, athletics, and sport have all taken on different meanings since he's passed and they truly represent the closest I get to "being with him." I am running the NYC Marathon with my brother, who now lives in NY, and raising funds for melanoma research is the perfect way to have our father's spirit there to power us through to the finish line. I hope you will support the cause in any way you can! Thanks!
Fighting Melanoma Every Step of the Way
Join us in support of an incredible group of athletes who have chosen to make their marathon experience more meaningful by raising funds to fight the deadly disease, melanoma. We invite you to help them reach their goals and join the fight.
Our Vision: "We envision a world where every adult and child is aware of the risks of melanoma and takes preventative measures; where those who suffer from melanoma receive comfort and healing; and ultimately, where every case of melanoma will be completely curable."
Our 2016 Goal: Raise $100,000 for melanoma research and awareness programs.
- Melanoma is the most underfunded of all cancers by federal and private agencies.
- Early detection makes melanoma highly curable, but it is the least screened cancer.
- People find their own melanoma more frequently than doctors do and melanoma detection is not a training requirement for most medical disciplines.
Jack’s Team: Established in 2005 when a group of athletes came together to join the fight against melanoma. Jack's Fund has been an official marathon charity for 12 years and disbursed over $300,000 to research. We invite athletes of varied experience from all stages of life to join Jack’s Team.
Our success stems from a unique - SPF - Strength, Passion and Focus each member brings to the team.
Your fundraising efforts and dedication to raising awareness will truly make a difference. To learn more, please visit our website at Jacksfund.org.
If you prefer to donate by check, please indicate the runner you are supporting and the race name. Then forward your check to: Jack’s Fund P.O. Box 436 Glen Ellyn IL 60137 ATTN: Jack's Team.
Jack’s Team encourages and accepts corporate matching programs. Questions - contact us.