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: Mama G

Nov 26 2014

As you may know, Mama G (aka Carolyn Grin) has Stage Four melanoma. You may also know that she continues to fight…

Why We Run: A Salute to the Major

Oct 16 2014

“He was a rock in my life I never thought I’d lose, and I’m running this race in his honor.” In 2011,…

Why We Run: Remembering George

Oct 12 2013

The other day, Jack’s Fund’s Facebook page featured a story about why a certain individual was running the marathon, in honor of…

Why We Run: JMT 2013

Oct 08 2013

2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Jack’s Team – Thank you for all you do! Click on each runner’s name to learn…

TRFJ: Miles for Big Mike

Oct 20 2011

Juneman/Watson Family 2011 Official Race Starter Hi. My name is Kris Watson and I found out about “This Run’s for Jack” back…

TRFJ: Still In It for Linda

Oct 16 2011

Date: October 13, 2011 8:08:03 AM CDT We’re Still In It For Linda! (Services were held following the 5k on October 16th) On…

TRFJ: Remembering Tim

Oct 01 2011

My husband, Tim Postma, lost his courageous 2-1/2 year battle with melanoma on Dec. 10, 2008. This disease took a 45 year…

TRFJ: Amy’s Team

Oct 18 2010

October 2010. This will be the 5th year that my daughters and I participate in the “This Run’s for Jack” 5k Run/Walk…

Why We Run: JMT 2010

Oct 11 2010

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Runners’ Stories Each year we ask our runners to share with us and each other what drew…

Kim Manus Story

Jan 07 2010

Kim played volleyball at Forreston High School and graduated in 1996. She received a 4 year scholarship to Savannah College of Art…