BENEFITING: IMPACT Melanoma
ORGANIZER: IMPACT Melanoma
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
I am back running for The Melanoma Foundation for New England again. Over the last year as a family we have again seen the importance of education, prevention, and regular skin checks at the dermatologist, when it comes to fighting skin cancer. My father had to undergo a two-week chemo cream treatment; this literally ate layers of his skin away to remove bad cells. My middle son Jack has recently had a mole removed from his back and has to go back in to get cleaner margins; what is now a minor surgery with no medical follow up could have been a long cancer battle.
The Melanoma Foundation of New England's mission is to reduce the incidents of melanoma 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 importance of protecting their skin and dangers of tanning; The Skinny On Skin, educating beauty professionals to recognize potential melanomas on the head, neck and scalp of their clients; and Practice Safe Skin Sunscreen providing free sunscreen to communities for their beaches, parks, sports fields and more. MFNE also offers support for patients and their caregivers through support groups and its one-on-one Billy's Buddies program. All programs are free!
Team Running for Cover is running the 2017 Boston Marathon to raise awareness about the importance of protecting your skin and funds to support MFNE's mission. Thank you for your help!