Jack H. Marston Melanoma Research Fund
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
November  2009
Happy Thanksgiving
In This Issue
"This Run's For Jack" Results
5k Survey Link
Team Challenge and Family Tent
Thank You Sponsors
Thank You Volunteers
Photo Gallery Link
Jack's Team Chicago
Jack's Team New York
Turkey Trot
Quick Links
Dear Friends:
In this season of gratitude, we are so thankful for your generosity.   With your support we have collectively raised over $170,000 this past year for melanoma research and awareness efforts.   
Members from Jack's Marathon Teams raised over $120,000 and contributions supporting the Sixth Annual "This Run's for Jack" 5k totaled $51,000.
Please take a moment to browse through some of the amazing pictures from the 2009 5k, Chicago, New York, Boston and Rock 'n' Roll Half marathons.  By doing so, you will see the families who made a difference this year in the fight against cancer.  The ageless smiles of determination and purpose are inspirational!
From all of us at Jack's Fund, we wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
With gratitude,
Sharon A. Marston and
The Jack's Fund Board of Directors
"This Run's For Jack" 2009 
On a beautiful Sunday morning, 1,500 people gathered at Ackerman Park in Glen Ellyn to participate in the 6th annual "This Run's For Jack" 5k.  Thanks to all who made this year's run a huge sucess!
09 winners
Male Overall Medalists
Jeff Purdom 17:29.0 (2 time winner)
Damian Bednoiz 17:57.2
Vince Booth 19:05.5
Women Overall Medalists
Elizabeth Tumpach 20:36.7
Pamela Ridinger 20:37.0
Cheryl Sagovsky 21:16.9
Click here to view complete race results
Read what the press had to say:
 Save the date for 2010:  Sunday, October 17

09 race start
5k Team Challenge and Family Tent
Team Challenge resulted in over 300 participants.
More pictures can be found in the photo gallery.
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Team Awards:
Largest Team: Jill Darr's Group (70+)
Fastest Team: Hadley Cross Country
Best Team Name: "Loon-y Lady" Team Therese.
The Family Tent welcomed 250 friends and families.  The Family Tent serves as a place of respite, offering food, coffee and friendship to those whom melanoma has touched.
Thank You 5k SPONSORS !!
Your support allows each participant's donation to go directly to
melanoma research and awareness programs.

Please click here for a full list of sponsors and supporters. 
09 TRFJ Skincheck
Raising Awareness
Thank you Dr. Ariano and Dr. Gray for once again providing free skin cancer screenings for 5k race participants.
This year the doctors saw a record 70+ people
 and saved lives by raising awareness
and encouraging follow-up.
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Thank You 5k Volunteers
Thank you to the 200 awesome volunteers who woke up early on a chilly Sunday morning to share warm smiles and giving hearts.
Remember to wear your t-shirt proudly.
You are a true example of
 Strength. Passion. Focus.  (SPF) !!
Thank you to all who submitted photos.
To view pictures from the 5k and marathons
plumbs Jack's Team Triumphs in Chicago
A record 40 runners joined Jack's Team Chicago and dedicated their run to the fight against melanoma. 
We would like to thank each and everyone of them for their enthusiastic participation with the team. Each of these amazing athletes had their own inspiration for tackling the Chicago Marathon.    Click here to learn more.
Interested in a corporate sponsorship of Jack's Team 2010? Click here

Jack's Team New York City
Crosses Bridges to Success

A record $66,000 was raised by our 23 person NYC Marathon team!  Special thanks to Joe Hickey whose $13,000 individual fundraising total was also a record. Joe ran in tribute to his Dad who is currently fighting melanoma.  Thanks also to Robin Smith ($5000+), Laura DeLorenzo, Felicity Lehane and Lindsey Metcalfe (all $3000+ fundraisers) and all of the members of the team for their outstanding effort both on and off the course. 

09 race start Turkey Trot

Join 30 time Boston Marathoner, Mark Buciak, at a free and casual Turkey Trot at Old St Patrick's Church on Thanksgiving morning.  Donations of canned goods and used running gear are being collected.   Click here for details.

Coach Mark Buciak of the Road to Boston Training Program has volunteered his time to provide some encouragement to Jack's Team this year.  Old St. Pat's welcomes Jack's Team "Rally Station" for the Chicago Marathon every year.
Vote for Coach Mark as the Athlete of the Year! Email "Mark Buciak" to editor@mychicagoathlete.com