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

$300k
Dollars Raised for Research
45
Marathon Teams
200
Health Fairs and Awareness Events
27
Average number of Family Teams at TRFJ

 

Our Sponsors

Together we are making a difference.

Supporting sponsors TRFJ2018
Enstein Bagels
Tomenson
Simon/Myers
NorthSide
Blistex
University of Chicago Medicine
SALOMON
GEA
Curtis Climate
RX Bars
Griffin.Harvey
MDSolarSciences Sunscreen
Advocate Lutheran General
Pinnacle
Always Great Smiles
Lou Malnati’s
Trader Joes
Parvin Clauss
Marcel’s
University of Chicago Medicine
Clune
Dupage Medical Group – Dermatology
Ackerman Sports Center
IVOR//ANDREW
Quaid and Rooney
Keller Williams Johansen
Loeber Motors
Viator International
John Saletta
Asics
Ivor//Andrew
Aldi
Baird & Warner

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:  Jennifer Swender (JMT-NYC 2013)

Why We Run: Jennifer Swender (JMT-NYC 2013)

May 08 2019

  In 2008, I lost my sister to melanoma. In 2013 I was proud to run the NYC marathon as part of…

Why We Run: 2019 Chicago Marathon Team

Why We Run: 2019 Chicago Marathon Team

May 03 2019

  INTRODUCING Jack’s Marathon Team / Chi2019 Why We Run:  “I run because I can … when I get tired, I remember…

Why We Run:  Sharon Mexal (JMT-Chi 2019)

Why We Run: Sharon Mexal (JMT-Chi 2019)

May 02 2019

Back in 2010, I had a new son and a new job. I wanted to get back into running for the usual…

Why We Run:  Tracy (JMT-Chi 2019)

Why We Run: Tracy (JMT-Chi 2019)

May 02 2019

Every hour of every day one American life is lost to this awful disease.   In the hour between 2am and 3am…

 

Contact Us

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

(708) 205-5692

(630) 230-3808

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