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." 
"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team."
-Phil Jackson
May, 2013
In This Issue
Don't Fry Day is May 24
Chicago Marathon
Skin Screenings
ING NYC Marathon
Sun Safe Message
"Game On" Scholarship Recepient
"This Run's For Jack" 10.20.13
Missed the Lottery?
We have a bib for you.
Bank of American Chicago Marathon
Dear Friends:

On the evening of May 15, Jack's Fund Board Members and supporters attended a dedication and blessing for the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Cancer Survivorship Center.  The first stand alone hospital-affiliated survivorship center in Illinois. 

Funds from the 2012 "This Run's For Jack" will help develop programming for families touched by melanoma.  Classes focus on the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of patients, caregivers and families.  

We are excited to support this much needed and often forgotten healing piece on the cancer journey.

Together we will make a difference,
Sharon Marston Sig

"I won't get sunburned because I already have my 'base tan' to protect my skin from the sun throughout the summer."

A suntan is the skin's way of trying to protect itself from additional sun damage.

Because DNA or cellular damage is the prerequisite for pigment production, a suntan is a sure sign that the skin has been harmed.  This is why it can be said, "there is no safe tan." 

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Chicago Marathon
Melanoma ... a powerful "little" cancer
that needs a big team

of warriors fighting ... every step of the way! 

We have post close entries!
Join Jack's Team and make
your SPF 26.2
Strength. Passion. Focus. 

Watch for our Sign

Throughout the summer months, we'll be offering skin checks at a number of locations in the Chicago area.

This Saturday, we will be at HealthTrack Sports Wellness.

if you would like to arrange for an awareness event or skin screening at your business.  
Like us on FACEBOOK
to find out where we will be next.

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Don't Miss the Lottery!

The deadline for entering the lottery for the 

2013 ING NYC Marathon is May 29th. 


If your name is pulled, run with Jack's Team! 


If you miss the lottery, you can still HIT THE JACKPOT 

with a charity entry from JACK'S TEAM.  

Register with us today to 

secure your spot in this world class race.


Training, tech shirt, fundraising support and more are provided...no excuses, join us and fight melanoma every step of the way.

Jack's Fund Sun Safe Message Across USA   

Run Ugly Fitathlon - Colorado
Jessica Linney, melanoma survivor, organized this challenging event, proceeds benefitted Jack's Fund.
Free skin checks and awareness - 200 participants

Crate and Barrel - Virginia
Distributed information, free sunscreen, shared stories and answered many questions.  Thanked repeatedly for bringing attention to this disease.

Relay for Life - Pennsylvania
Distributed information, free sunscreen and promoted sun safety at ACS Relay for Life - 2,000 attended

National Health Conference - Florida
Women's Health Issues - free sunscreen, flyers and powerpoint presentation. 
200 attended session

Good Samaritan Hospital - Illinois
H20 Swim Suit Trunk Show 
Free Sunscreen, SPF 30 Blistex and information - 200 attended.

HealthTrack Sports Wellness - Illinois
Free Skin Checks.  Thank you to Shannon Morrow PA-C, Dermatology Associates of LaGrange, for again volunteering her time.  Early detection saves lives!
scholarship 2013
Michael Marston, Erik Strittmater, Matthew Marston

Erik James Strittmater 
2013 "Game On" Scholarship Recipient
The scholarship was presented Wednesday night at the Glenbard West High School Senior Convocation Ceremony. Erik will be attending Purdue in the fall.  Four year varsity athlete in football and lacross. National Honor Society and JKB member.

Erik's essay, community service and work ethic demonstrated the "Game On" attitude we look for in athletes.  Here's an excerpt ... "With hands joined together in a chain, we stand as a single unit against all adversity. My sweat splatters against the smooth pavement as my mind races. Preparing for the battle ahead, I mentally simulate all possible situations ... Unbeknownst to me this would be my first and last walk down the hill."  continue reading
There were many excellent candidates this year. The Board of Directors would like to thank all applicants and encourage everyone to continue the great work. 
To learn more about the scholarship and read about past recipients Click here.
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"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.