Jack H. Marston Melanoma Research Fund
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. "
-- Margaret Mead  
5K Registration Reminder
September 2011
In This Issue
REGISTRATION OPEN - "This Run's For Jack" 5k run/walk
"Why They Run"
Shuttle and Brunch $5
We love our Volunteers
Team Challenge
Funding Considerations
Join us on SUNDAY, October 16, 2011

5k Run / Walk - Race Start 8AM

TRFJ2011 logo  


to Guarantee a t-shirt and a free Jack's Fund UV wristband

Click  "register online" button below


To print mail-in registration form - click here.

Lake Ellyn
"This Run's For Jack" rated one of the best 5k courses in chicago suburbs
Start Time:  8:00 AM
Fee:  Donation
Long Sleeve Cotton t-shirt, Melanoma Family Tent - Skin Checks - Food - Music - USATF Certified Course - Chip Timed -
Awards for all age groups.
Visit website for more details.

Official Race Starter:

The Juneman/Watson Family

in memory of Mike Juneman


New this year: Shuttle and Brunch


Click here for Course Map 



 Why They Run ...
"I was able to participate in your 5k in October (2010),  It was extremely emotional for me as I drove in the parking lot to see the mass of people participating in your event.  The cause is so personal and I just wept in my car for a while before I pulled myself together and was a part of something that I will remember forever. "   More stories, click here.

Shuttle and Brunch $5.00 sponsored by...

To Register click here:

"This Run's for Jack" Shuttle and Post Race Brunch

 Shuttle and post race brunch sponsored and generously donated by Cantina.  Roundtrip shuttle starts at 6:30 am in front of Cantina. 


Easy walk to shuttle bus from train and downtown parking.  Must register in advance! 


Post Race Brunch Buffet: Scrambled eggs, THG Bacon, Sausage Links, French Toast, Tater Tots, Chorizo & Cheese Bfast Burrito, OJ, Coffee.  

 We love our Volunteers!
"This Run's for Jack" would not be possible without all the wonderful volunteers. 
If you'd like to be a part of this incredible group ... please click on any picture and fill out the form.   

bill and dan
Dan and Bill - 8 years on stage


Registration gals
volunteers.bag check
Gear Check guys







 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 pictures to learn how to create a team.

jill darr group
In honor of Jill
2009 GBW Football Team



TRFJ shirt
... at Chicago Bulls Game 
Sponsorship Opportunities 
Thank you 2011 Sponsors

The Jack's Fund t-shirts are seen everywhere!
Is your company logo on the back?

It's not too late to have your company logo listed on our website
and printed on the back of the 2011 5k t-shirt. 
Click here for sponsorship information.

Sponsorships help to offset the cost of the 5k. 
Without the financial assistance of our sponsors, we would not be able to offer families the option of a flexible donation amount. 
angel shoe

Monies raised benefit  

Awareness, Healing and Research


The Jack H. Marston II Board of Directors allocates funds each year to a number of awareness and healing programs, in addition to cutting edge research.  Being considered this year by the Board:
  • Survivorship Program - offering melanoma patients and families a place to seek counseling, participate in yoga and discuss nutrition - click here to learn more. 
  • Shade Structures located at College of DuPage Pre-School and Kindergarten area.
  • Health Fairs, Employee Wellness Programs and Free Skin Checks
  • Melanoma Tissue Bank research grant.
"This Run's for Jack"

Register for "This Run's For Jack"  5K Run / Walk
BEFORE October 1st and receive a free UV Wristband.

Silicone wristband turns blue when exposed to UV Light
- a reminder to wear your sunscreen!
  • Registration must be $20 per person or more to qualify.
  • Please present coupon at packet pickup. 
TRFJ bracelets
Offer Expires: October 1, 2011