About Jack’s Fund

Our vision statement guides, influences and frames all that we do.

Our Vision

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.

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Why Jack's Fund?

The Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund was established in July, 2004 when melanoma took the life of Jack H. Marston II at the age of 47. Although Jack’s battle was a private one and his intention was to quietly beat the disease, his valor in the fight taught us much.

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Jack’s Fund is dedicated to raising awareness about the risks of melanoma. We know melanoma has often been mistaken for nothing serious.

Our Events

Fighting melanoma every step of the way.

How about some Fun Facts about our Fund?

Dollars Raised for Research
Marathon Teams
Health Fairs and Awareness Events
Average number of Family Teams at TRFJ


Our Sponsors

Together we are making a difference.

Always Great Smiles
Parvin Clauss
RX Bars
Ackerman Sports Center
Health Track
Trader Joes
Viator International
Dermatology Associates of LaGrange
Quaid and Rooney
Keller Williams
Loeber Motors
John Saletta
Wintrust Wealth Mangement
Blue Lizard
Baird & Warner
ITW Pro Brands
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Orange Crush, LLC

About Our Programs

Committed to providing programs that address the devastating experience of melanoma on all levels.

Melanoma Resources

Recommended sites for reliable information, current therapies and trusted resources.

Our Latest News

Good News for President Carter

Good News for President Carter

Jan 02 2016

Good news for Jimmy Carter, but long road for other melanoma patients: New therapies have revolutionized melanoma treatment, but we still have…

Meet Dr. Jacob Bitran, hematology oncologist at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Meet Dr. Jacob Bitran, hematology oncologist at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Feb 04 2016

February 4 is World Cancer Day. The goal of this day is to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection,…

Genetic markers may predict melanoma survival

Genetic markers may predict melanoma survival

Jan 21 2016

Melanoma is the most dangerous and lethal form of skin cancer. But just how long will a patient survive following the removal…

CURE TODAY: Evolution of Melanoma

CURE TODAY: Evolution of Melanoma

Jan 18 2016

The Evolution of Melanoma Treatments. Melanoma has been a primary focus in immunotherapy research because of intriguing evidence that some people’s immune…


Contact Us

Jack’s Fund | P.O. Box 436 | Glen Ellyn, IL 60138

(708) 205-5692

(630) 230-3808

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Join Jack’s Team for the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon or TCS-NYC Marathon!

Guaranteed entries into the TCS-New York City Marathon and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Make a difference in the fight against melanoma. We welcome pre-lottery, post-lottery and runners with their own entries.

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