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
60
Marathon Teams
260
Health Fairs and Awareness Events
27
Average number of Family Teams at TRFJ

 

Our Sponsors

Together we are making a difference.

Candy from the Sky
PAXXUS
Culligan Water
card my yard
lovesunbody
Griffin.Harvey
The Bridget Carroll Team
Duly Health and Care
Parvin-Clauss
Lou Malnati’s
Ackerman Sports Center
Viator International
Asics
Ivor//Andrew

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

RRCA Awards TRFJ Championship Status for 2023

RRCA Awards TRFJ Championship Status for 2023

Jan 18 2023

TRFJ2023 awarded RRCA Illinois Championship Event:  Celebrating 20 years fighting melanoma every step of the way. RRCA Championship Event Series is the…

Protein that helps melanoma become more aggressive uncovered

Protein that helps melanoma become more aggressive uncovered

Jan 18 2023

(1/18/2023) Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can spread to other organs in the body. While metastasis has been extensively…

Late-stage melanoma: Experimental drug combo puts 50% of patients into remission

Late-stage melanoma: Experimental drug combo puts 50% of patients into remission

Jan 04 2023

Researchers tested the efficacy of a drug combination for treating stage IV melanoma. They found that 71% of patients responded to the…

2022 Thanksgiving Newsletter

2022 Thanksgiving Newsletter

Dec 17 2022

Congratulations Jack’s Marathon Team and TRFJ2022 More photos and stories in our Newsletter.  

 

Contact Us

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

(708) 205-5692

(630) 230-3808

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