We’re still feeling the burn following our Melanoma 5k Run/Walk for Hope that took place on September 17th at Waltham High School here in Massachusetts. Not a sunburn, of course (we had plenty of sunscreen on hand), but the burn in our legs from sprinting the entire 3.1 miles! It was hard keeping up with marathon legend, Bill Rodgers who was there running laps around all of us…
With over 400 participants in attendance (shout out to the largest team on record, Sue’s Caboose!), the event had lasting IMPACT and helped raise $25,000 for our educational and support programs, such as Practice Safe Skin, Skinny on Skin, and Your Skin is In. If you couldn’t tell, we love skin. And why not? Without it, how would we keep on?
We’d like to extend deep gratitude to everyone who showed up to participate, the 100 volunteers who helped make sure things went smoothly, our tried and true supporters, and to our sponsors:
Walmart – Sprint Sponsor
StrataDx – Run Sponsor
Eastern Bank – Run Sponsor
Thermo Fisher Scientific – Dash Sponsor
LeBlanc Mechanical – Saunter Sponsor
Wally’s Wicked Good Ice Cream – In-Kind Sponsor
Be sure to join us next year, and at our next event – our annual Shades of Hope Gala – which takes place on Friday, October 27th at The State Room in Boston, MA. Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders will attend and share her personal experience with melanoma. Billy Costa will appear as the event’s MC. Shades of Hope is an annual fundraising event that celebrates those that have been affected by, and are working towards preventing and curing, skin cancer. Guests will enjoy delicious cuisine, an open bar, live entertainment, an engaging program, and more.
For more information, to learn how you can become a sponsor, or to purchase tickets, visit our website.