It was with great honor that on Monday, 02.24.2014, Miles Against Melanoma St. Louis was able to donate $16,000 our proceeds of our 2013 5K race from June 8, 2013 and our 2nd annual trivia night to Dr. Lynn Cornelius together with the other members of the Melanoma Multidisciplinary team at Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes- Jewish Hospital (BJC – The Richard A Crowder Memorial Research Fund) who has a robust clinical and research program in melanoma.
Miles Against Melanoma run and event set for June 8 in Chesterfield.
Skin cancer accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. More people are expected to be diagnosed with skin cancer this year than lung cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer combined.
Yet, skin cancer hasn’t gotten much attention – until now.
Read the entire press release here
by Lynne Jeter – Published May 6, 2013 -
Race founder anticipates record-breaking third annual race to raise funds for deadliest skin cancer
Amalyn Martin has clocked many miles in her mission to raise money for melanoma patients nationwide, a special project that began, oddly enough, with a tanning bed.
In 2010, Martin was spray tanning clients in a franchise salon she owned, Tans Are Now Safe, when “God planted the seed,” she recalled. Around the same time, her father was diagnosed with early-stage skin cancer and a Kansas City friend’s best pal died of melanoma at the age of 30. Read more now…
Miles Against Melanoma is a NATIONWIDE non-profit organization devoted to raising funds and awareness for skin cancer. All contributions are tax deductible and very much appreciated.