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Tommy Henry - Jacks Team Marine Corps Marathon 2017

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BENEFITING: Jack H Marston II Melanoma Fund

EVENT: Jacks Team Marine Corps Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: Oct 22, 2017

Tommy Henry

THE STORY:

My Story:

  When I met my wife, I didn't know I would be meeting my lifesaver as well. Within an hour of meeting my wife she was putting sunscreen on my back and talking about me going to a dermatologist. My wife lost her father to Melanoma and it is something very close to her. Running was something I picked up shortly after I met my wife, because it was something we could do together. I NEVER wore sunscreen until I met my wife on the beach and I was always outside. She told me to go to the dermatologist for a check. They found pre-melanoma on my first visit and ended up finding stage 2 melanoma on my scalp on a subsequent follow up!  That was a wake up call for me. Fortunately for me, it was early stages and I was able to have it surgically removed with clear margins and no further treatment! Needless to say, this is a disease that has affected my life in many ways. Running is something that Brittany and I enjoy doing together, so when we decided to register for the marathon (Marine Corps Marathon) I thought, what better way to do it than to raise awareness for melanoma as well. Finding Jacks Fund was a blessing! Brittany and I are very excited to help raise money for a topic we are very passionate about and also one that can help save lives. I would love to have you help in supporting me in this journey, mile for mile and dollar for dollar.   


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 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."
 
2017 Goal: Raise $50,000 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 Strength, Passion and Focus (SPF) 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. Forward your check to:
 
Jack’s Fund, PO Box 436, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 ATTN: Jack's Team
 
Jack’s Team encourages and accepts corporate matching programs. Please contact us with any questions.
 

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To This Fundraiser

$850

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Allison Anderson

    $25

  • Christine LaRue

    $35

  • Kelly Nobbs

    $25

  • William Crantfotd

    $10

  • Kelley M

    $25

  • The Tysons

    $25

  • Melissa Williams

    $50

  • Kelly, Adrian, Reed and Rachel Parker

    $25

  • Marian Henry

    $25

  • Catherine Stuhr

    $200

  • Leko Sisters

    $20

  • Katherine Warren

    $20

  • Leigh Warren

    $50

  • Kimmy & Douglas Curry

    $25

  • Emily Weston

    $100

  • Bruce Dales

    $50

  • Casey Dorsey

    $25

  • Trish & Doug Shidler

    $50

  • Wedgie

    $25

  • Ricky and Dawn Odom

    $20

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100% Raised of $850 Goal

Donor Comments

Ricky and Dawn Odom

Ricky and Dawn Odom

DONATION: $20

In memory of Bobby Dunsford 1 year ago

Wedgie

Wedgie

DONATION: $25

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Trish & Doug Shidler

Trish & Doug Shidler

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Casey Dorsey

Casey Dorsey

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Bruce Dales

Bruce Dales

DONATION: $50

As someone who was diagnosed with cancer almost a year ago, happy to support anything that helps promote awareness and takes preventative measures. #cancersucks 1 year ago

Emily Weston

Emily Weston

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Kimmy & Douglas Curry

Kimmy & Douglas Curry

DONATION: $25

Good luck & God Bless! 1 year ago

Leigh Warren

Leigh Warren

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Katherine Warren

Katherine Warren

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Leko Sisters

Leko Sisters

DONATION: $20

1 year ago