Jack H. Marston Melanoma Research Fund
"Don't be afraid to encounter risks.  It is only by taking chances that we learn to be brave and succeed."  ~ Bryan Dyson
June 14, 2010
In This Issue
Free Entry to Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon
May Skin Screenings
2010 "Game On" Scholarship
Congrats Brian
4th of July
ING NY Marathon
Save the Date: "This Run's For Jack"
Quick Links
2009 Sponsors

Photo Gallery


Mission Statement
The running season is upon us! 

Jack's Team has guaranteed entries for the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon and the ING New York City Marathon.  Our Bank of America Chicago Marathon charity spots have all been filled.

Earn your wings and run for a great cause because now more than ever your efforts will help save lives. 

The economy continues to force many families to put health issues on hold.  Your fundraising dollars not only drive promising melanoma research, but also support prevention and awareness of this deadly cancer, bringing free skin cancer screenings and education programs to our local communities.  Early detection is key to winning the battle against melanoma.
In our next newsletter, we will highlight our 2010 marathon and half marathon teams.  Many of our runners have incredible stories to share about why they have chosen to run with Jack's Team.
With hope,  
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Sharon A. Marston
** Free Entry **
 To Chicago Rock 'n' Roll
Half Marathon

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General Race Registration has closed!! 

Join Jack's Team for a free entry and make a difference by fundraising for melanoma research and awareness.

All funds raised will directly benefit Jack's Fund programs.

Spots are limited.
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2010 May Skin Screenings at Health Track

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Jack's Fund sponsored skin screening sessions at Health Track Sports Wellness in Glen Ellyn.  Dermatology professionals screened 63 people over the two days and several people were advised to seek follow-up for suspected skin cancer issues.

Jack's Fund appreciates Health Track for its long-standing support of our mission. Special thanks to the dermatology professionals who performed skin checks at these events - Dr. Moira Ariano, Dr. Arthur Gray, and from DuPage Medical Group, Physician's Assistant Bridget Padgett. Thanks also to our volunteers Darlene Reilly and the nurses from the Chicago Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society.  Click here to read more about our awareness and education programs.
We Are Pleased To Announce The
 2010 Glenbard West "Game On" Scholarship Winner
Tim Hollowed

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(left to right) Matthew Marston, Jack Marston III, Tim Hollowed, Jennifer Marston, Michael Marston
at Senior Honors Convocation May 19, 2010.
A four year $1,000 renewable memorial scholarship is awarded each year to a Glenbard West graduating senior varsity athlete who demonstrates a "game on" attitude for life, sports and community service.  To read more about the scholarship click here.
Brian - college gradCongratulations Brian

Brian Hyosaka graduated this spring from the
University of Illinois.

Below is a letter of gratitude from Brian sent to Jack's Fund:

To:  Jack's Fund,
Although it seems like just yesterday when the Marston family presented the first annual "Game On" scholarship -- four years have passed and I have successfully completed my degree from the University of Illinois.  I would like to express my extreme gratitude to the Marston Family and Jack's Fund.
My connection with Jack's Fund has been a blessing and a guiding light in my four year journey through college.  Mr. Marston lived life with omnipresent passion and ceaselessly pursued his goals.  It is with these characteristics that I attempted to complete my four years of college.  Since receiving the scholarship, I was blessed with the opportunity to both study and see the world through my International Studies Degree.

The upcoming two years I will be a Teach For America Corps member working in an underserved school in Denver, Colorado.  Much like Mr. Marston, I will attempt to live a life that will not only benefit myself, but others around me.  Though I will no longer have a direct connection to Jack's Fund, I look forward to continuing to give back to an organization that has given so much to myself and many others.  I would like to again thank the Marston Family and Jack's Fund for four years of incredible support.

Brian Hyosaka


2009 4th of July group

Last year, Jack's Fund volunteers handed out 2500 packets of sunscreen to the crowd.
Join us again to walk in the Glen Ellyn 4th of July parade.
Our goal this year is to hand out 3000 sunscreen samples.
Groups are welcome - Join in the Fun - FREE SHIRT
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09 race startSAVE THE DATE 
October 17, 2010
"This Run's For Jack"
5K run/walk 
 Ackerman Park, Glen Ellyn 
Registration opens in August

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