About Our Programs:

The Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund is committed to providing programs that address the devastating experience of melanoma on all levels:

Jack's Fund allocation of funds


Research:  Please read about our research disbursements in the ABOUT US-BOARD HIGHLIGHTS section.



Education, Awareness and Prevention:  For children and adults, sun safety programs, health fair presentations, free skin checks at local events, and the development of school and park district partnerships and sun safety curriculum.

Health Fairs

Skin Checks

Glen Ellyn 4th of July



HealingFor those in the process of fighting the disease, the building of the first Jack H. Marston II Healing Garden at Advocate Lutheran Hospital, and the development of programs that provide both practical and emotional support for those in treatment.

Support Resources

Healing Garden

Family Tent

Team Challenge


HonoringWe have learned that melanoma patients and their friends/families feel alone when they receive their diagnoses.

Our goal is to share as many stories as we can to create a destination where anyone can find reassurance that they are not alone and find comfort in that knowledge.

Thank you for helping to raise awareness and to promote healing by sharing your experience.

Personal Stories and Tributes 

Send us our story


Why We Run





Jack H Marston Healing Garden

“Nature heals the heart and soul, and those are things the doctors can’t help.
That’s what the garden is all about — healing the parts of yourself that the doctors can’t.”



McGrath hair copy slide show pic
Family Tent 4 pic slide show
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Lake Forest HS health fair slide show pic
HS Health Fair slide show pic