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

$300k
Dollars Raised for Research
45
Marathon Teams
200
Health Fairs and Awareness Events
27
Average number of Family Teams at TRFJ

 

Our Sponsors

Together we are making a difference.

Orange Theory
Jazzercize
Curtis Climate
Stacey Harvey
SALOMON
ACTERYX
GEA
The Stand
RX Bars
Lou Malnati’s
Trader Joes
Parvin Clauss
Marcel’s
Clune
Dupage Medical Group – Dermatology
Ackerman Sports Center
IVOR//ANDREW
Teleflex
Quaid and Rooney
Wintrust Wealth Mangement
Chicago Bulls
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Health Track
Keller Williams Johansen
Blue Lizard
Loeber Motors
Viator International
John Saletta
Asics
Ivor//Andrew
ITW Pro Brands
Aldi
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

Why We Run: Melissa (2017JMT-NYC)

Why We Run: Melissa (2017JMT-NYC)

Mar 21 2017

Jack’s Marathon Team – NYC2017: Melissa Megias story … I’ve chosen Jack’s Fund for a very personal reason. In 2012, my journey with Melanoma began and…

Study IDs Mechanism Underlying Metastatic Behavior in Melanoma Cells

Study IDs Mechanism Underlying Metastatic Behavior in Melanoma Cells

Feb 27 2017

MELANOMA NEWS TODAY: Researchers have identified a cellular pathway that regulates the ability of melanoma cells to migrate to other parts of the…

Treatment Blocking Melanoma Metastasis May be on the Horizon

Treatment Blocking Melanoma Metastasis May be on the Horizon

Feb 27 2017

Findings show that the metastatic potential of a cancer may be dependent on what we eat, since the newly identified factor depends on fat to do its work.

Stanford: Algorithm “trained” to detect melanoma

Stanford: Algorithm “trained” to detect melanoma

Feb 13 2017

  SMART PHONE APP TRAINED TO DETECT MELANOMA. MELANOMA NEWS TODAY: A team of Stanford scientists are developing an artificially intelligent (AI)…

 

Contact Us

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

(708) 205-5692

(630) 230-3808

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