Melanoma Stories

Personal Stories and Tributes

Many have shared their personal stories to help bring awareness to this disease and offer support and encouragement to others going through similar challenges.

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Why We Run – 2018 Chicago Marathon

Nov 08 2017

Join us to make a difference in the fight against melanoma … raise awareness about the disease because early detection is key,…

Doctors Wade Through Harvey Floods to Treat Cancer Patient

Sep 04 2017

Dr. Adi Diab waded through flood waters in Texas to treat his cancer patient It was Monday morning, time to infuse his…

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…

Minnesota has highest incidence rate of melanoma in Midwest

Jan 06 2017

January 6, 2017: Despite increased efforts to raise public awareness about the prevention and early detection of melanoma, a growing proportion of…

A Closer Look at Melanoma at St. Jude

Aug 05 2016

Isaiah Mainer recently took part in the Pediatric and Adolescent Melanoma Referral Clinic created for children who were treated at other institutions.…

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…

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…

Why We Run: My Dad, Lenny

Nov 26 2015

On March 3rd at 7:16 pm, I got the e-mail I had been so anxiously anticipating for the last 4 years –…

Why We Run: For my friend and mentor, Dave

Nov 01 2015

From 2010-2013, I worked for USA Volleyball and even had the opportunity to coach USA beach volleyball in the 2012 Olympics. While…