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For those still mourning the loss of a spouse, child, parent or other loved one, that first holiday season can be an emotionally trying time.
Between the memories that are stirred up by the festivities and the expectations to be jolly and full of holiday spirit, the season can mean slipping back into grief and depression for those still coping with loss.… Read the rest

I’m Gonna Beat this Thing!

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10 Years …
Tomorrow, July 12, 2014, is the 10-year anniversary of Jack’s passing.
Melanoma took the life of a wonderful father, loving husband, devoted friend and committed community leader and coach.

Jack BATTLED this disease for nine months, but with metastatic melanoma, there were not many options available in 2004. … Read the rest

Exercise reduces cancer risk

New Evidence on How Weight, Diet and Exercise can help reduce cancer risk.
By Suzanne Allard Levingston,Published: February 18,2014 WASHINGTON POST

Cutting your risk of cancer is no longer just about shunning tobacco. Be lean. Eat healthfully. Get active. Common-sense lifestyle strategies for lowering the risk of heart disease and diabetes are now being shown to help prevent many types of cancer.
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Free Skin Screening

Sign up with JacksFund or at HealthTrack.
Thank you to Shannon Morrow, PA-C from Dermatology Associates of LaGrange for again volunteering her time.
A screening should NOT take the place of your annual checkup.

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New Fundraising Opportunity

100% – Directly to Fund Melanoma Research
We have partnered with Tracy Welge, a stage 3 melanoma survivor and Thirty-One Gifts Senior Consultant who donates 100% of her commissions to melanoma research.
You can show your support by shopping through our link and Jack’s Fund will receive 100% of the proceeds.… Read the rest

WELCOME to our new website!

It’s taken a year to pull this amazing website together (sorting through 10 years of material) … a special thank you to Mary Hanley and Scott Dunham for working nights and weekends in order to make this a reality.… Read the rest

Sun Smart Marathoners

Endurance Athletes at high risk for skin cancer and melanoma.
Fall is marathon season! Whether you’re running in Death Valley (December 4), or Honolulu (December 12), you share certain habits: You support your feet with well-fitting sneakers. You keep hydrated. Maybe you wear knee braces or wrap your ankles.… Read the rest

Deena Kastor wins the Olympic Trials: Women’s Marathon

Deena Kastor, earned the top spot on the Olympic Team for the Women’s Marathon on Sunday at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Women’s Marathon held in Boston, MA.
Deena is a melanoma survivor and supporter of Jack’s Team. Congratulations Deena!!… Read the rest