Why We Run

Marathon Team shares personal stories Why They Run … “I run because I can.  When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run, what they’d give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them.  I know they would do the same for me.”

Why We Run: Jennifer Conner (JMT2019)

May 29 2019

  I have been a dermatology PA for over 13 years and have seen melanoma affect people of all ages and skin…

Why We Run: Tim and Susan (NYC2017)

May 29 2019

In October 2015 I ran the Chicago Marathon with my wife, my sisters and my brother-in-law. I had run a few marathons…

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

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)

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)

May 02 2019

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

Why We Run: Denise (JMT-Chi 2017)

May 01 2019

I ran the Chicago marathon with Jack’s Team in 2017 and wanted to update you. Unbeknownst to me I was running last…

Why We Run – Devon Healy (NYC2018)

Oct 29 2018

Devon running the Staten Island Half in her favorite Jack’s Team shirt! Devon’s story … “My mom passed away from Melanoma in…

Why We Run – 2018 Chicago Marathon

Nov 08 2017

Join us to make a difference in the fight against melanoma … raise awareness about the disease because early detection is key,…

Why We Run Betsy 2017JMT-NYC

Oct 27 2017

I’m Betsy Groton, and I’m running the NYC Marathon in honor of my mother, Maddi, who died of Melanoma in September 2012.…