Current News and Jack’s Fund Events

BATTLING CANCER WITH EXERCISE

Jun 12 2015

Exercise, mental health, nutrition — these are all areas that can affect how someone lives during and after cancer treatment. Adopting better…

Melanoma where the sun doesn’t shine

Jun 05 2015

ABC Health & Wellbeing Why can skin cancers occur in parts of your body not exposed to the sun? ~ by Cathy Johnson…

How Deeply Does the Sun Damage Your Skin

May 07 2015

The sun produces three kinds of ultraviolet radiation: UVA, UVB and UVC. The types of UV rays are categorized by their different…

St. Charles North High School Health Fair

Apr 08 2015

          April 8, 2015 Jack’s Fund 6th year attending St.Charles North Health Fair Our table is always given…

University of Louisville – Shame on YOU!

Mar 23 2015

University and Tanning Salons In 2008, Sun Tan City, a chain of tanning salons based out of Elizabethtown, Ky., gave $3 million…

Link Between Breast Cancer and Melanoma

Feb 04 2015

If you’ve had breast cancer or melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer), be aware that having either one raises the odds…

Key Genetic Factor Controls Mole Development Into Melanoma

Jan 25 2015

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Wistar Institute recently discovered a key genetic factor that maintains skin moles in a…

Why We Run: My Dad, James T. Murray

Oct 21 2014

On October 12th, I will be running my first marathon in honor of my father and friend, James T. Murray. My dad…

New Immunotherapy Drugs: How They Work

Oct 01 2014

Turning a patient’s own immune system against their cancer has long been considered the Holy Grail of cancer therapy. For hundreds of years scientists,…

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…