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

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…

TRFJ: Remembering Joel

Nov 12 2009

  January 31, 1974 – November 11, 2009 Joel and Cassandra at the Rock n Roll Half Marathon. Joel has left us…

TRFJ: Remembering Jill

Oct 10 2009

The Green Team at “This Run’s For Jack” July 29, 1967-September 20, 2009 – Picture taken August 15, 2009 Jill was a…

Sunscreen Donation to LifeGuards

Jul 10 2015

Glen Ellyn Park District Sunset Pool LifeGuards Jack’s Fund has donated sunscreen to the Glen Ellyn Park District Lifeguards at Sunset Pool…

THE CHEERLEADERS

Oct 18 2014

THE MEANING OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS … FROM A PHYSICIAN’S PERSPECTIVE. Dr. Sigrun Hallmeyer with patient Linda…

JULIA’S STORY

Dec 06 2011

Julia’s Story … As a young girl, I always imagined 16 as the perfect age. It’s the year teenagers earn their driver’s…

“THE SIGNS PROMPTED ME TO GO IN AND GET A FULL BODY SKIN CHECK.”

Oct 20 2014

My name is Laura McEnroe. Five years ago, my youngest child was off to Kindergarten and I was turning 40. Life was…

5k in October 2010

Oct 01 2010

I was able to participate in your 5k in October.  It was extremely emotional for me as I drove in the parking…

THE GREEN TEAM (IN MEMORY OF JILL DARR)

Jan 05 2009

“We found out about your foundation 4 years ago when we lost my aunt to Melanoma and I can not tell you…

THIS RUN’S FOR JACK – FROM A PHYSICIAN’S PERSPECTIVE

Jan 05 2009

This run’s for Jack represents the “cheerleaders headquarter” for me. It is the breeding ground for spirit and hope. Not just for the patients,…