Melanoma Stories

Personal Stories and Tributes

Many have shared their personal stories to help bring awareness to this disease and offer support and encouragement to others going through similar challenges.

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Why We Run: My Dad, Bob Muckley

Oct 26 2015

I run to support melanoma research in memory of my father, Bob Muckley. Dad was always my biggest fan since the day…

Ocular Melanoma

Jul 26 2015

Greetings Jack’s Fund: I have been running the 5K in October for many years. While I did not know Jack, the race is important…

April 2015 Newsletter

Apr 06 2015

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Why We Run: Mama G

Nov 26 2014

As you may know, Mama G (aka Carolyn Grin) has Stage Four melanoma. You may also know that she continues to fight…

Why We Run: A Salute to the Major

Oct 16 2014

“He was a rock in my life I never thought I’d lose, and I’m running this race in his honor.” In 2011,…

Why We Run: Remembering George

Oct 12 2013

The other day, Jack’s Fund’s Facebook page featured a story about why a certain individual was running the marathon, in honor of…

Why We Run: JMT 2013

Oct 08 2013

2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Jack’s Team – Thank you for all you do! Click on each runner’s name to learn…

TRFJ: Miles for Big Mike

Oct 20 2011

Juneman/Watson Family 2011 Official Race Starter Hi. My name is Kris Watson and I found out about “This Run’s for Jack” back…

TRFJ: Still In It for Linda

Oct 16 2011

Date: October 13, 2011 8:08:03 AM CDT We’re Still In It For Linda! (Services were held following the 5k on October 16th) On…

TRFJ: Remembering Tim

Oct 01 2011

My husband, Tim Postma, lost his courageous 2-1/2 year battle with melanoma on Dec. 10, 2008. This disease took a 45 year…