On August 5, 2015, I received a diagnosis that would forever change my life. Stage 4 Melanoma. Historically, the 5 year survival rate for a stage 4 diagnosis was < 20%. I was fortunate to defy the odds and just celebrated my 5-year survivor anniversary this month. Not all Melanoma patients are so lucky, and we need your help to raise awareness and funds to prevent and treat melanoma. The Annapolis Poker Run partners with The Melanoma Research Alliance to advance the innovation of new oncological treatments for Melanoma and other forms of cancer. Please join us in supporting this great foundation and always wear sunscreen!