Testimonials

We’re honored to share a few testimonials from participants at the 5k and from our marathon team members. We love hearing from you!  Your good word and encouraging thoughts give us the Strength, Passion, and Focus to continue “fighting melanoma every step of the way

“I was able to participate in your 5k in October. It was extremely emotional for me as I drove in the parking lot to see the mass of people participating in your event. The cause is so personal … I just wept in my car for awhile before I pulled myself together and was a part of something that I will remember forever. You all are amazing and such an inspiration! Thank you for your efforts, and I applaud your success for a cause which needs to find an answer.”
TRFJ Participant

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…

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…

Why We Run: Missing Sally’s Smile

Sep 01 2014

Over the past few years, I have taken up endurance sports and have had an amazing time participating in races of various…

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 2011: Papa’s Team

Oct 16 2011

I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with you at one of your skin cancer screenings. My name is Ellen and…

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…