Why We Run

Marathon Team shares personal stories Why They Run … “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.”

Why We Run: Amanda (JMT-MCM 2017)

May 09 2017

Marine Corps Marathon For Papa …As many of you may know, my Papa lost a courageous battle with melanoma in September of…

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…

Breanna “Bre” Paladino

Jan 16 2017

Bre graduated from Naperville Central High School in 2007, then earned a Bachelors Degree in PR and Advertising in 2011 from De…

Why We Run: Patrick (JMT-NYC)

Oct 24 2016

Thanks for checking out my fundraising page. Never in a million years did I think I would run a Marathon, but this…

Why We Run: Molly (chicago team)

Oct 04 2016

My father was diagnosed with a rare type of Melanoma on the bottom of his foot. An area that rarely gets sun.…

Why We Run: Melissa (2016 Chi-Marathon)

Sep 02 2016

I have gone insane and have decided to run the Chicago Marathon this year! As many of you know, our family lost our…

Why We Run TRFJ2015 Testimonials

Nov 30 2015

This Run’s For Jack 2015 Testimonials Why We Run:  Just a few of the stories shared by participants at TRFJ2015 I’m a…

TRFJ: Five Kilometers of Encouragement and Community

Oct 25 2015

Glenbard West High School Hannah Jackman, Contributing Writer, October 15, 2015 As a highly charitable and involved community, we hear about 5k fundraisers…

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

Why We Run: Stan Sher’s Journey

Feb 23 2016

Stanley Sher of Washington, D.C. was diagnosed with an aggressive form of melanoma in 2013. After several failed treatments and surgeries, he…