BENEFITING: MELANOMA RESEARCH ALLIANCE FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Jul 16, 2016
On August 4, 2015 I received a diagnosis that completely turned my world upside down. We will never forget sitting in that doctor's office. Before the disbelief and shock drown out the doctor's voice, I recall pieces of what he said: "Advanced Melanoma", "This is serious", "radical surgery", "multi-disciplinary treatment". Before that day, I believed I was invincible and had a spotless health record to back it up. I would have never believed what we were in for, or what would come next. What came next was an enormous outpouring of support, prayers, and positive energy from a group of selfless individuals I am forever indebted to. We soon realized the magnitude of this support was more powerful than any treatment modern medicine could provide. Melanoma is a very common and very deadly form of cancer. However, it can also be prevented and easily detected early. This year we will be using the 7th Annual Annapolis Poker Run to raise $$$ for a worthy cause, the Melanoma Research Alliance (www.curemelanoma.org). It is our hope that with a little awareness, we can protect ourselves and our loved ones from the dangers of skin cancer.