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  2010
Happy Thanksgiving
In This Issue
Thank You Sponsors
This Run's For Jack
5k Survey
Team Challenge and Family Tent
Thank You Volunteers
Photo Gallery Link
Jack's Team Chicago
Jack's Team New York
Corporate Sponsors
Turkey Trot
Quick Link
Dear Friends:

In this time of gratitude, we give thanks for our many blessings.  Among those blessings, we are especially appreciative for your amazing generosity and support.  

We are proud to report that collectively this year Jack's Fund has raised over $150,000 for melanoma research and awareness programs.   

Members from Jack's Marathon Teams raised over $100,000 and contributions supporting the seventh annual "This Run's for Jack" 5k again totaled $50,000.

Browse through some of the pictures from the 2010 5k, Chicago and New York Marathons and the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon.  Witness the powerful gift of healing in the shared smiles and hugs.  By coming together to fight this disease we do make a difference.  For this, we are truly grateful.

On behalf of all of us at Jack's Fund, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.

Sharon Marston and
The Jack's Fund Board of Directors
Thank You 5k SPONSORS !!
Your support allows each participant's donation to go directly to
melanoma research and awareness programs.
Boost Marketing, Computing Technology Solutions, Advanced Healthcare Assoc., Clune, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Aveeno, Blistex, Gurdak & Assoc., ITW Dymon, JackFM, Make a Memory Foundation, Merrill Corporation, Tomenson Machine Works ...
Please click here for the FULL list.
 "This Run's for Jack" 2010
On a beautiful Sunday morning 1,500 people gathered at Ackerman Park in Glen Ellyn to participate in the 7th annual "This Run's For Jack" 5k.
Thanks to all who made this years run a huge success!
Registration for 2011 opens in late August.

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Congratulations - TRFJ2010 Medalists
Men Overall Medalists

Collin Christensen 16:25  5:18
Jeff Purdom 17:40 5:42
Matt Fausey  18:53  6:06

Women Overall Medalists

Sanya Syrstad  19:11  6:12
Elizabeth Tumpach 19:40  6:21
Pam Ridinger 21:04  6:48

Click here for race results

October 16, 2011
5k short survey request
We value your feedback!

Please click to complete survey.
Joel and family
Members of Amy's Team

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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2010 Angel Shoe Poster outside Family Tent

Team Awards:
Largest Team: Jill Darr's Group (70+)
Fastest Team: Hadley Cross Country
Best Team Name: "Melan -no - more" (Whiting Family)

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.

A special Thank You to
"Make a Memory Foundation"
for their sponsorship of the Family Tent this year.
09 TRFJ Skincheck
skin check tent.

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.

Thank you to
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

for sponsoring the skin check tent this year.
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Thank You 5k Volunteers
Thank you to the 200 awesome volunteers who woke up early on a Sunday morning to share warm smiles and giving hearts.  A special shout of thanks to Parkview Community Youth Group and Glenbard West athletes. 

Remember to wear your t-shirt proudly.
You are a true example of
 Strength. Passion. Focus.  (SPF) !!
~ Thank you to all who submitted photos ~
Jon Meyers, Tom Johnsen, Sandy Pigott, Parkview Community Church.
The photo gallery is the most viewed item in our newsletter!
Click here for 2010 5k and marathon pics
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Jack's Team - Chicago 2010
Jack's Team Shines in Chicago

Jack's Team met another scorching Chicago Marathon head-on with 38 runners who dedicated their run to the fight against melanoma and raised over $38,000 for Jack's Fund! 

Top fundraisers included Steve Lutz ($9,496) and Katie Penney ($2,260). We thank each and every member of this year's team for their enthusiastic participation. Each of these amazing athletes had their own inspiration for tackling the Chicago Marathon.  Click here to learn more.
NYC Bridge

Jack's Team-New York City
Crosses Bridges to Success


A record $71,000 was raised by our 23 person NYC Marathon team!  Special thanks to top fundraisers Jackie Golison ($9,363), Sam Meacham($6,705) and Alanna Eisenberg ($5,176) who went above and beyond to raise awareness and collect donations to fight melanoma.  It was a special weekend where team members and their supporters gathered for a pre-race dinner and then tackled a challenging 26.2 miles with strength, passion and focus.  Our deepest gratitude is extended to the members of the team for their outstanding effort both on and off the course. 
Special thanks to our 2010 Jack's Marathon Team Corporate Sponsors
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Gu, Pearl Izumi and Asics who provided support through
in-kind donations and discounts on their products. 
Interested in a corporate sponsorship of Jack's Team 2011? Click here

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 our Jack's Team "Rally Station" for the Chicago Marathon every year.