Read about Katie's brave journey with ocular melanoma, and why she wants you to know that early detection can save your life.  Chicago Marathon pre-lottery deadline approaching-sign-up today.  TRFJ2015 save the date.

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Katie's Journey: 
The reason I am writing today is not because of skin melanoma, but because of ocular melanoma.  In 2009, a growth was discovered in my eye and it has been watched and monitored, until the growth started  bleeding...
A Must Read 
Olympic Swimmer, Summer Sanders, shares her story. 
As it turned out, there was no way I could possibly have been prepared for what the doctor told me. "Summer, I can't tell you that you are not going to die from this...
Cure Magazine: Outsmarting Melanoma
Excitement over Immunotherapy. 
Diagnosed with metastatic melanoma on his 49th birthday, Peter Daly knew he was running out of options...

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Researchers excited about revolutionary new treatment. 
Utah resident, 67-year-old Larry Hegland, was battling an advanced stage of melanoma when he entered the clincal trial. He said he had just about given up hope...
JAMA (dermatology) 
Half of U.S. Colleges provide tanning beds for students. 
College Campuses should adopt no-tanning rules similar to the tobacco-free policies...
High School Health Fairs - 10th Year 

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to speak with 2,500 high school students. Connecting with these kids makes a significant impact on their behavior and future choices as they head off to college.

Marathon News:
Jack's Marathon Team - CHICAGO
Attention JMT Heroes! April 21 Pre-Lottery deadline is fast approaching. Secure your free entry into the Chicago Marathon with a Jack's Team bib. Fundraising minimums PRE-lottery $1,200, POST-lottery $1,500.
Jack's Marathon Team - NEW YORK 
Make it Count! Join eight totally awesome athletes who have chosen to make their marathon more meaningful ... fighting melanoma every step of the way! 
Did you know many athletes have joined Jack's Team for an event they select on their own!  Not a runner?  Sail, climb or bike ... independently or start your own team - YOU choose. We will support you every step of the way.
Watch for details about our upcoming Cross-Fit Competition.  

This Run's For Jack 5k:
Watch our FACEBOOK Page: Registration opens in July ... raffling off five (5) VIP parking passes to early registrants!

April 30: Downer's Grove North High School Health Fair
w/o April 27: Hadley Junior High School Awareness Event
May: Free Skin Screening at Health Track SportsWellness
June:  Cross-Fit Challenge