Jack H. Marston Melanoma Research Fund
"What we do for others and the world
remains and is immortal"  ~ Albert Pine
September 1, 2010
In This Issue
REGISTRATION OPENS - "This Run's For Jack" 5k run/walk
Volunteer at "This Run's For Jack"
Sponsorship PDF
Chicago Marathon Team Stories
Jack's Team ING NY Marathon
Congratulations Jack's Half Marathon Team
Quick Links
2009 Sponsors

Photo Gallery


Mission Statement

Dear Friends:

The start of school, the changing leaf colors and the kickoff of a new football season all signal the beginning of fall. 

Add to that list the approaching long training runs for Chicago and New York Marathon athletes and the opening of registration for "This Run's For Jack."   Fall is a busy time of year at Jack's Fund. 

As promised, this newsletter contains a few more personal stories from our marathon runners.  As these runners mentally gear up for their 20 mile training run, we ask that you support their efforts. 

Bob, a melanoma patient, ran for Jack's Marathon Team in 2009. He recently sent us a note saying, "I have the marathon photo up in my hospital room.  I view the marathon as great comparison to the fight against cancer.  I'm glad I ran on Jack's Team!"  Bob is an inspiration to us all at Jack's Fund.

Also, many of you have contacted us about "This Run's For Jack" registration.  Join us on October 17 at Ackerman Park - Registration is now open!

Enjoy the change of seasons and do not forget your hats or sunscreen while sitting at those local football games.

With hope,
Sharon A. Marston
"This Run's For Jack" 2010
7th Annual 5k Family Run/Walk
Sunday, October 17, 8 am
Ackerman Park, Glen Ellyn, IL

Registration Open
click on "register online" button below
paper registration form is available for mail-in (click here)


TRFJ volunteers
food volunteers

  We Love our Volunteers!

To volunteer
please click on the picture
and fill out the form.

We will be in contact with you.
Amy's Team
Team Challenge
Team Challenge

Team Challenge provides an opportunity to compete as a team with your friends and neighbors or participate in honor of someone who has been affected by melanoma. 

Click on the picture and learn how to create a team.

shoe angel - 2010 sponsorship pdf
shoe angel
Sponsorship Opportunities

A heartfelt thank you to all our past
"This Run's For Jack" sponsors. 

To view 2010 sponsorship opportunities and to have your company logo listed on the back of t-shirts seen all over the country, please click on the picture of the shoe angel.

Bank of American Chicago Marathon Jack's Team
Bank of America Chicago Marathon

10.10.10 is the date that over 40 Jack's Team marathoners will take to the streets of Chicago.  Some are running in honor or memory of a loved one, some are melanoma survivors and all have joined the fight against melanoma by raising funds to battle this disease.

To see what motivates these athletes, please click here to read some of their stories. 

To support a particular runner or the team, please click here.
new york marathon logo

 We have 5 more charity entries left!  Deadline is September 12th.
 sign up here.
Jack's Team ING NY Marathon stories will appear in the September newsletter
Congratulations Jack's Rock 'n' Roll Team!
13.1 miles on August 1

Matthew Marston, Jennifer Marston, Tom Johnsen, Chris May, Lauren Shields, Mikie Rudyk, Donna Cooper, Miguel Reves, Denise Hengels, Marc Woodcock, Laura Eskilson, Jessica McDonald, Katie McDonald, Carmen Valentino and Tomi Taggart.
To see more team pictures, click here.

Please take a minute to read their stories and contribute to their fundraising efforts by clicking here.