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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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…

Kim Manus Story

Jan 07 2010

Kim played volleyball at Forreston High School and graduated in 1996. She received a 4 year scholarship to Savannah College of Art…

TRFJ: Remembering Joel

Nov 12 2009

  January 31, 1974 – November 11, 2009 Joel and Cassandra at the Rock n Roll Half Marathon. Joel has left us…

TRFJ: Remembering Jill

Oct 10 2009

The Green Team at “This Run’s For Jack” July 29, 1967-September 20, 2009 – Picture taken August 15, 2009 Jill was a…

Good News for President Carter

Jan 02 2016

Good news for Jimmy Carter, but long road for other melanoma patients: New therapies have revolutionized melanoma treatment, but we still have…

Why We Run: Team Dave Strong and Courageous

Oct 18 2015

WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL STRONG OR COURAGEOUS September 21, 2015 / Laura Crosby Dear Baby David, I know you’re with Jesus, but…

$10,000 Matching Funds Disbursed to Research

May 20 2010

Volley for the Cure raises $5,000 for Jack’s Fund. Jack’s Fund matches donations and presents check for $10,000 to the research efforts…


Oct 01 2015

I will be running my first marathon in memory of my best friend, Lindsay Rogers Datema. Lindsay lost her battle with melanoma on…


Dec 06 2011

Julia’s Story … As a young girl, I always imagined 16 as the perfect age. It’s the year teenagers earn their driver’s…