About Jack’s Fund

Our vision statement guides, influences and frames all that we do.

Our Vision

We envision a world where every adult and child is aware of the risks of melanoma and takes preventative measures; where those who suffer from melanoma receive comfort and healing; and ultimately, where every case of melanoma will be completely curable.

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Why Jack's Fund?

The Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund was established in July, 2004 when melanoma took the life of Jack H. Marston II at the age of 47. Although Jack’s battle was a private one and his intention was to quietly beat the disease, his valor in the fight taught us much.

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Jack’s Fund is dedicated to raising awareness about the risks of melanoma. We know melanoma has often been mistaken for nothing serious.

Our Events

Fighting melanoma every step of the way.

Some Important Facts about our Fund

Dollars Raised for Research
Marathon Teams
Health Fairs and Awareness Events
Average number of Family Teams at TRFJ


Our Sponsors

Together we are making a difference.

Culligan Water
card my yard
Duly Health and Care
MMT Chicago / exp Realty
Faithful Friends
Itasca Bank and Trust
The Bridget Carroll Team
Edward Jones/Jeff Pringle
Duly Health and Care
Quaid and Rooney
MMT Chicago / Exp Realty
Advocate Lutheran General
Always Great Smiles
Viator International

About Our Programs

Committed to providing programs that address the devastating experience of melanoma on all levels.

Melanoma Resources

Recommended sites for reliable information, current therapies and trusted resources.

Our Latest News

Why We Run: 2022 Jack’s Marathon Team Chicago

Why We Run: 2022 Jack’s Marathon Team Chicago

Mar 28 2022

Why We Run … Katherine (Cambridge, MA) “I hope to raise awareness for melanoma and skin cancer in general, as well as…

Support S. 309: An Act relative to the availability of sunscreen for students

Support S. 309: An Act relative to the availability of sunscreen for students

Dec 28 2021

SUBJECT:  Statewide policies should allow and encourage students to apply, carry and store sunscreen for personal use, especially as students are outside…



Jul 16 2021

More than just a 5k … Your sponsorship makes a difference! Sponsorships underwrite the cost of the race so participant donations can…

TRFJ2021 Registration is Open!

TRFJ2021 Registration is Open!

Jul 14 2019

We’re excited to welcome everyone back and look forward to seeing your smiling faces! Please join us in-person on October 17 or…


Contact Us

Jack’s Fund | P.O. Box 436 | Glen Ellyn, IL 60138

(708) 205-5692

(630) 230-3808

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