Jack H. Marston Melanoma Research Fund
"How far that little candle throws his beams ...
so shines a good deed in a weary world"
~William Shakespeare
March  2010
In This Issue
Chicago Rock 'n' Roll
Jack's Marathon Teams Chicago and New York
Brian McGrath
"This Run's For Jack" 5k October 17, 2010
Haiti shirt donation
Photo Gallery
Quick Links

Mission Statement

Volunteer Now

Sponsor List

Photo Gallery

Dear Friends,

The 2010 running season is about to begin!  Look for the Jack's Fund Booth at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Health and Fitness Expo March 19th and 20th at Navy Pier in Chicago.  Please stop by for some free sunscreen or just to say hi! 

If you are a runner (or would like to be), we invite you to join Jack's Team for one of the many events we have planned for 2010.

Perhaps your talents are better suited to just help out.  Click on "volunteer now" in the Quick Links section of this newsletter and fill out the form. 

We appreciate each and everyone of you!  Please know your participation as runner, volunteer or supporter will make a difference in the fight against melanoma.

All the best,
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Sharon A. Marston

PS: Please mark your calendar for the 7th Annual "This Run's For Jack" 5K family run/walk October 17, 2010
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Chicago Rock 'N Roll Half Marathon
Register Today!

Planning to run the Rock 'N Roll Half Marathon in August?  Run on Jack's Team and make a difference in the fight against melanoma!

Even if you have already signed up, we encourage you to join the team.  If you are looking for a guaranteed free entry ... we have those too!  But, register for the Team quickly because our supply is limited.

To register for the team and/or to request a guaranteed entry click here.
For more information click here.

PLEASE NOTE:  Although the the title charity of the Chicago Rock N Roll Half Marathon is listed as the American Cancer Society, all funds raised by Jack's Team Members directly benefit Jack's Fund and drive vital research and awareness programs.





Jack's Team provides the tools you need to
run a successful marathon:

 structure, coaching, support, a worthy goal
 and accountability. 

All experience levels invited.
Guaranteed Entries Available.
No Qualifying Times.

Strength . Passion . Focus .

Info and Sign Up Here

Interested in a corporate sponsorship of Jack's Team 2010?  Contact Amy Saletta
 In Honor of Brian McGrath

Jack's Team member Kathleen McGrath and daughter Aisling McGrath have organized a special cancer awareness fundraiser in honor of husband and father, Brian J. McGrath, who lost his battle with Melanoma in 2005 at the age of 36.


The fundraiser, The Notion of Self: Cancer Community Awareness, will take place at Batavia's Katrina Salon & Spa on Sunday, March 21, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This special event is intended to bring community awareness to the struggle cancer patients face to maintain a sense of identity and lead a normal life while battling cancer. 

This multidimensional event will collect hair donations to be transformed to wigs for cancer patients and monetary donations in support of Jack's Fund.  Kathleen plans to run the 2010 Chicago Marathon on Jack's Team in honor of Brian.

SAVE THE DATE:  October 17, 2010
"This Run's For Jack" 5K

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Jack's Fund participates in shirt donation to Haiti. 

Thank you to Chicago Athlete Magazine for coordinating an effort to gather and donate 5,000 T-shirts.  The T-shirts were donated to the people of Haiti by way of the Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti charity organization. Shirts were driven to Florida and shipped by boat to earthquake victims.
Thank you to all who submitted photos.
To view pictures from past events