Jack H. Marston Melanoma Research Fund

Our Mission Statement:"We envision a world where every adult and child is aware of the risks of melanoma and takes preventative measures; where those who suffer from melanoma receive comfort and healing; and ultimately, where every case of melanoma will be completely curable." 
"Without change there would be no butterflies" ~unknown
March, 2013
In This Issue
Chicago Marathon
Colorado Fitathlon
"This Run's For Jack"
Health & Fitness Expo
Spring Break Reminders
Missed the Lottery?
We have a bib for you.
Bank of American Chicago Marathon
Jack's Team
Why they run ...

March Madness at Jack's Fund!


This winter and early spring took us to several high school health fairs.  It's always rewarding speaking directly to the teens and making that connection.  


At Glenbard East and Glenbard West's Live Life Well Week, we discussed how important it is to make healthy choices.  The students were asked to sign a pledge promising to stay out of tanning booths and to encourage their friends and family to be sun safe as well.   


Surprisingly, (or perhaps not) we received over 990 signatures on the petition.  Many expressed concern over the tanning behavior of a family member (mostly their moms).  They are listening.  We only hope the message echoes as prom season approaches.   

March Madness continues as we travel to Batavia, educating hair stylists about melanoma and assisting with free skin screenings.

In April, you will find us at high schools in Downers Grove and St. Charles, as well as at the Health and Fitness Expo on Navy Pier and participating in a video for Healthy Lombard.

We are honored to accept an invitation to sit on the Wellness Committee for Glenbard District 87.  As well as participate in the Survivorship Initiative at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

March also moves us closer to spring break ... please remember to pack sun block for the entire family.  Yes, it can be a pain to apply (and reapply), but it's worth it - be a good role model for your children!  They are watching. 


As we move toward May (melanoma month), watch for announcements about free skin screenings at local health clubs.  


Follow us on Facebook to learn more and to participate in "This Run's For Jack" favorite shirt contest. 


As always ... thank you for your continued support.


Jack's Fund

PS: Good Luck to Jack's Marathon Team Captain, STEVE LUTZ, as he tackles Boston on Marathon Monday, April 15th.
Chicago Marathon

Missed the Lottery?

We have post-close entries!
Melanoma ... a powerful "little" cancer that needs a big team of warriors fighting ... every step of the way!
Jessica COLORADO Run Ugly Fitathlon
An Event Like NO OTHER
A note from Jessica, Founder of Run Ugly,
"If you need anymore motivation for a race to benefit melanoma in Colorado here it is... I had a mole removed on valentines day that we had been following and it was a melanoma. Fortunately it is early and I will be getting a minor surgical removal of the area with hopefully no further treatment. Almost seven years without a melanoma until now so I am grateful. Thank you everyone for being a part of this race that I hope will save lives."

This race is a boot camp style run. Start out with a 1-mile run, and then complete 8 fitness stations before running one more mile to finish.

Hair stylists receiving information on melanoma detection from Shannon Morrow, Dermatology Associates of LaGrange.
This bi-annual event hosted by Katrina's is held in memory of Brian McGrath. 

The event raised $2,000 for melanoma research, awareness and survivorship programs. 

Click here to read more
"This Run's For Jack"
10 YEAR Anniversary

Save the Date:  October 20, 2013

Over the last ten years, our little angel shoe has traveled many miles.


It's hard to believe that 2013 marks the 10 year anniversary of "This Run's For Jack."

Follow the memories ... Posting pictures and stories from the last 10 years on our Facebook page.  Vote for your Fav shirt! 

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Shamrock Shuffle  
The Health & Fitness Expo

Running the Shuffle?  Stop by our booth! 
Free sunscreen and info on all our TEAM events.  Bring or mention COUPON for discounts off t-shirts.

Expo Hours

Friday, April 5, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location:  Navy Pier

The Health & Fitness Expo features 75 exhibiting companies, offering the latest in running footwear, apparel, nutrition and technology.
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SPRING BREAK REMINDER: Parents - Be Good Role Models
FACT:  One blistering sunburn early in childhood increases their chances of developing melanoma later in life.

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