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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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…

TRFJ: Amy’s Team

Oct 18 2010

October 2010. This will be the 5th year that my daughters and I participate in the “This Run’s for Jack” 5k Run/Walk…

Why We Run: JMT 2010

Oct 11 2010

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Runners’ Stories Each year we ask our runners to share with us and each other what drew…