Jack H. Marston Melanoma Research Fund
A dream without a goal is just a wish
 ~ bill cole 
July, 2009
In This Issue
"This Run's For Jack" Registration Opens
Chicago Rock 'n' Roll
Jack's Marathon Team - Chicago
New York Marathon Entries Available
4th of July Parade
Quick Links
Happy Summer!
We at Jack's Fund trust that your summer has been filled with fun, family, and plenty of sunscreen.
Our "This Run's For Jack" committee has been busy planning the 6th Annual Run/Walk.   Registration opens on August 6th.   Back again is team challenge, chip timing and a free breakfast for all runners/walkers crossing the finish line. 
With this newsletter, we are  also proud to introduce Jack's Team members running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the ING New York Marathon and  the inaugural Chicago Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon.  Please take a moment to read their inspirational stories.
If you are running this Sunday in the Chicago Rock 'n' Roll or cheering on friends and family, we invite you to join us at our tent in charity village.  Stop by before the race for some Kinesys SPF 30 spray sunscreen or just to say hi.
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Sharon A. Marston
5K Run / Walk

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October 18, 2009
8:00 a.m. start time
Ackerman Park, Glen Ellyn, IL 
To register: 

To volunteer: 
Sponsors are needed to help underwrite the cost of the event and allow 100% of the participant's donation to fund melanoma research and awareness programs approved or provided by Jack's Fund.
To read more about sponsorship opportunities or to become a sponsor of
"This Run's For Jack" please click here: http://www.jacksfund.org/pdf/jf_2009_sponsorship_opportunities.pdf          
Rock n Roll logoOn Sunday, August 2, Jack's Team will line up with the other 18,000 runners to be a part of history as the inaugural Chicago Rock 'n' Roll Marathon kicks off at 6:30 a.m. 
Jack's Team includes 17 men and 32 women representing the states of Washington, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, California, Arizona, Indiana, Florida, Alabama, Virginia, Utah and Tennessee, 27 are from Chicago and 14 have run for Jack's Team in the past.
Many of our runners have inspirational stories to share about how melanoma has directly touched their lives or those of a loved one. 
To read the team stories click here:
To view the team members and support the team's fundraising efforts, please click here: http://www.active.com/donate/JTRNR09 
We invite you to visit us in Charity Village, click here for map:
All volunteers receive a free shirt from Jack's Fund and the RnR. Please click here to add your name to our volunteer list and to sign the volunteer waiver:  http://www.elitevolunteer.com/er/signup_form1.php?event_id=172&shift_id=1484
Order a lettuce wrap at any participating P.F. Chang's locations between July 24th-August 2nd and they will donate $1 in support of the Chicago Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Charity Partners.  Click here for more details:
08 cournteyBank of American Chicago MarathonJack's Marathon Team - Chicago
strength . passion . focus 
October 11, 2009

We are pleased to announce that this year's team is our largest ever with 46 members, including 21 men and 25 women.  They hail from 9 different states (29 from Illinois!) across the USA, and they are all making a difference in the fight against cancer. 
To see their inspiration for joining Jack's Team please visit their individual web pages at the Jack's Team Fundraising Site 
 Thank you for lending your support and prayers to this special group of athletes. 

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New York Marathon Guaranteed Entries Available

Join Jack's Team and experience New York City through one of the world's major marathons. The course unites dozens of culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods, passes over five bridges, and finishes up at Tavern on the Green in world-famous Central Park.   

JOIN US and fight melanoma every step of the way.
The ING New York City Marathon - November 2, 2008

 Jack's Team NYC Fundraising Site

4th of July Parade in Glen Ellyn

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who walked in the parade and
handed out over 2,500 packets of sunscreen to the crowd!