The Final Countdown!
September 12, 2017
BENEFITING: Jack H Marston II Melanoma Fund
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page. I'm proud to be a member of Jack's Team, which was 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.
What some of you know is that I have worked in the dermatology field for 10+ years. Along my journey, I've seen far too many patients diagnosed with melanoma and other skin cancers. What I've learned is education is key. Most people truly don't understand their risk for melanoma, and what they can do to prevent it.
What most of you don't know is my grandfather died from melanoma. I was in elementary school when he passed, and never learned all the details, but what I do know is he left this world far too soon.
When I decided to enter the Chicago Marathon, I knew I wanted to support a charity and Jack's Fund was the best fit for me.
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 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 $100,000 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
Our success stems from a unique Strength, Passion and Focus (SPF) each member brings to the team.
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.