Current News and Jack’s Fund Events

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…

Cheerleading and the dangerous tanning culture

Mar 31 2017

Many college and professional teams have strict appearance rules for cheerleaders, including that they must maintain a tanned look. Some teams even…

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

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.

Raising awareness with greeting cards

Jan 26 2017

SPOT CHECK YOUR VALENTINE! Catching melanoma early can save the life of your loved one. Jack’s Fund works tirelessly to raise awareness…

NFL Won’t Turn Pink In 2017

Jan 24 2017

A Crucial Catch – After eight straight Octobers of painting fields, cleats, and helmets with pink ribbons, the NFL has decided to…

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.…

Tyler G. Gardner

Apr 10 2017

MARENGO – Tyler G. Gardner, 16, passed away Friday morning, April 7, 2017, at JourneyCare Hospice in Woodstock.   He was born…

How to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

Dec 13 2016

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, certainly. But for anyone who’s lost a…

The Most Promising Cancer Therapy in Decades Is About to Get Better

Mar 11 2016

Tumors contain the seeds of their own destruction. We just need to work out how to activate them. The rise of immunotherapy…