EVENT DATE: Oct 18, 2015
Welcome to the 2015 "This Run’s For Jack" fundraising page. This is where you can make a donation to one our TRFJ Team Challenge Groups or to a personal fundraiser’s page. We also invite you to join in the fight (see below).
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."
TESTIMONAL: “I was able to participate in your 5k in October. It was extremely emotional for me as I drove in the parking lot to see the mass of people participating in your event. The cause is so personal … I just wept in my car for awhile before I pulled myself together and was a part of something that I will remember forever. You all are amazing and such an inspiration! Thank you for your efforts and I applaud your success for a cause which needs to find and answer.”
JOIN IN THE FIGHT:
Create your own fundraising page by clicking on the SETUP link above.
Create your own Team (contact us)
Join us at TRFJ2015 (sign up here)
Become a VIRTUAL RUNNER.
Why We Run: The Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund was established in July, 2004 when melanoma took the life of Jack H. Marston, II at the age of 47.
Jack was a devoted family man and a dedicated coach to hundreds of children in the Glen Ellyn, IL area. An accomplished athlete and four-time Chicago Marathon participant, Jack loved the outdoors. He was an avid skier, golfer, mountain biker, and more. His compassion, kindness, and zest for life were and are an inspiration to all who knew him.
Although Jack’s battle was a private one and his intention was to quietly beat the disease, his valor in the fight taught us much.
We now know that metastatic melanoma is a very complex cancer, with vague symptoms that are often initially mistaken for “nothing serious”.
The incidence of melanoma is increasing at an alarming rate, and is a threat to both adults and children. Because of your support, great advances have been made in research over the last 10 years, but we still have work to do.
Most importantly, awareness and detection of melanoma and all forms of skin cancer must be raised in order to prevent further spread of the disease.
Catch it early! Over the last 11 years, dermatologists have provided free skin screenings TRFJ and lives have been saved. Early detection makes melanoma highly curable, but it is the least screened cancer. Studies show, people find their own melanoma more frequently than doctors do and melanoma detection is not a training requirement for most medical disciplines.
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 team or runner you are supporting and the race name. Then forward your check to: Jack’s Fund PO Box 436 Glen Ellyn IL 60137 ATTN: TRFJ2015
Jack’s Team encourages and accepts corporate matching programs.