Jack H. Marston Melanoma Research Fund
Melanoma rates among young women nearly tripled between 1973 and 2004 ~ AAD
May, 2010
National Skin Cancer Awareness Month
In This Issue
Melanoma Monday: Free Skin Checks
Sun Safe Reminders
Jack's Fund Spring Awareness Programs
Chicago Rock 'n' Roll
Jack's Marathon Teams Chicago and New York
"This Run's For Jack" 5k October 17, 2010
Don't FRY Day
Photo Gallery
Quick Links
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Chicago Rock 'n' Roll
Chicago Marathon
New York Marathon

Mission Statement
Photo Gallery
Skin Cancer Foundation
Amer. Academy Dermatology

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Melanoma Monday
May 3

Free skin cancer screenings by
Dr. Ariano
Dr. Gray

Health Track Sports Wellness

875 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL

Times:  1:30-3:30 pm and 4:00-6:00 pm

For more information click here:

(Registration recommended, but not required)
Register here by emailing name and preferred time.

:  If you miss the May 3 screenings,  there is an additional screening scheduled for Saturday, May 22.

:  Please remember that free screenings do NOT replace your annual check with your dermatologist.

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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

~ Seek shade between 10 am and 4 pm.
~ Most sun damage occurs before the age of 18.
~ Parents and Coaches -- be good role models and wear your sunscreen.
~ Reapply sunscreen every two hours - SPF 15 or higher.
~ Water, sand and snow reflect and intensify rays.
~ Melanoma is the most common cancer in young adults 25-29 years old.
~ Risk doubles with five or more sunburns at any age.
~ Avoid tanning beds.
Jack's Fund Spring Awareness Activities

Thank You to all the volunteers who helped!

~ Glenbard North High School Health Fair
~ Glenbard West High School "Live Life Well"
~ Morton Arboretum Employee Health Fair
~ Distributed Sunscreen and Awareness information to Glen Ellyn Park District
Youth Baseball, Swim & Soccer Teams
~ Provided Sunscreen and Awareness posters to University of Dayton Students
(Dayton-to-Daytona trip)
~ Conducted awareness program for local Team-in-Training
~ Sun Safe reminder bookmarks to Glen Ellyn and Wheaton Libraries Summer Reading Programs
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TANNING BEDS: Dermatologists Testify before FDA 
( AAD website, "Skin E-News", 4/2010)

From William D. James, MD, FAAD, President, American Academy of Dermatology
SCHAUMBURG, ILL (Mar 24, 2010)- Indoor tanning is dangerous. There is compelling, irrefutable scientific evidence which shows that indoor tanning beds can increase your risk for skin cancer.

... Dermatologists are particularly alarmed about the impact of indoor tanning on young women. Melanoma is increasing faster in young women than in young men - and a major difference in behavior is that women are more likely to use indoor tanning beds. Using tanning beds before the age of 35 increases one's risk for melanoma by 75 percent. Melanoma is now the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old, and is the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old. In fact, melanoma is increasing faster in females 15-29 years old than in males in the same age group.

Indoor tanning is dangerous and should be banned to help protect the health and safety of Americans, especially our young people. Reducing the use of indoor tanning beds will help reduce the cost of treating skin cancer and save money and lives in the long run.

For more information, contact the Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or www.aad.org.

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!
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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! 

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

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Don't FRY DAY - Friday before Memorial Day
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DON'T FRY DAY - Friday before Memorial Day!

To Learn more about Don't FRY day, click here
Thank you to all who submitted photos.
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