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.

Some Important 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.

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

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

There is NO Such Thing as a Health Tan!

There is NO Such Thing as a Health Tan!

Apr 27 2016

Cosmopolitan (2016): If you’re lucky enough to find yourself on a beach sometime this winter, you might be inclined to “prep” your skin for…

Coach’s Blog 4.25.16

Coach’s Blog 4.25.16

Apr 25 2016

JACK’S MARATHON TEAM: Chicago and New York Hello Jack’s Team Members, Finishing a marathon is a tremendous accomplishment and a life-changing event.…

Microneedle Patch Delivers Localized Cancer Immunotherapy to Melanoma

Microneedle Patch Delivers Localized Cancer Immunotherapy to Melanoma

Mar 29 2016

NC STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS:   Biomedical engineering researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have…

JMT 2016 Why We Run

JMT 2016 Why We Run

Mar 22 2016

“I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run, what they’d give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them. I know they would do the same for me.” ~ JMT


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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