BENEFITING: IMPACT Melanoma
ORGANIZER: IMPACT Melanoma
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
On April 17, 2017 I will be running my fifth marathon and my third Boston Marathon to benefit the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE). This is my third year being selected to join the Running for Cover team and I couldn't be prouder to support such a great foundation and cause and to run in honor of my wife. As many of you are aware, Lynn was first diagnosed and treated for Melanoma in 2011. After having a large portion of her calf taken away she has remained cancer free since that time (thank god). We will always have the fear that it may return or spread but thankfully she is doing great today! In fact, she's a CrossFit beast!
Being a part of the Running for Cover team I've also met many others who have been affected by Melanoma. Their stories are worth reading on this team site when you get a chance. All have inspired me to try and do more for this cause. I will continue to try and help the MFNE find ways to spread the message that Melanoma is a piece of you know what. "It's a sneaky *astard" is the way it is described by my friend who lost her son to melanoma. How right she is!
I'm inspired to run again both to support what the MFNE is doing and to continue to remember the Boston Marathon 2013 tragedy and also honor all of the victims, survivors and first responders who were impacted. I read the book "Stronger" by Jeff Bauman and to quote Jeff "...we are better than cowards with bombs. We're not broken. And we're not afraid. We are stronger." Boston Strong!
I appreciate anything you can do again to donate towards my fundraising efforts. I hope you'll join me in Part 3 of this big adventure.
Suggested Donation Levels:
$500 (and Above) - aka "I Really Love Paul Gourley Level" (I love you too, man!)
$100 - aka Boston Strong! Level
$50 - aka Melanoma and Terrorists Suck Level
$25 - aka Selfies with Doug Flutie Level
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One of our cats is named after one of our favorite Packers of all time Charles Woodson! "Charles"
About the Melanoma Foundation of New England
The Melanoma Foundation of New England's mission is to reduce the incidents of melanoma in the New England region 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 dangers of tanning, The Skinny on Skin, which teaches beauty professionals to recognize potential melanomas on the head, neck and scalp of their clients, and Practice Safe Skin which provides free sunscreen to the public.
Team Running for Cover is running the 2017 Boston Marathon to raise funds to support MFNE's mission. All funds raised will be used to fund and expand these educational programs throughout the nation.