2019 Miles for Melanoma Twin Cities Locally Presented by Zel Skin & Laser Specialists and Southwest Dermatology Specialists

Team O'Brien

Welcome to Team O'Brien!

We are taking part to celebrate the life of Betty O'Brien, who lost her battle against melanoma July 2018.

Betty was diagnoised in June 2017 and fought a couragous battle. She was a wife and loving mother of four. Her strength was incredible. She was a shining example throughout our lives that no matter how tough life gets, you are always tougher. Mom would tell us, "God never gives you more than you can handle". Betty enjoyed gardening, traveling, being around loved ones and being outdoors. With her career in the medical field it seems fitting to help raise awareness and support research effors for melanoma in the hopes for a cure one day.

We invite you to join our team to honor Betty and continue her fight. We apperciate all the love and support as we carry her loving memory with us.


Melanoma is the deadliest and fastest growing form of skin cancer and we all want a cure to be found soon. Miles for Melanoma is the way people come together to take action and help support this fight and the mission of the Melanoma Research Foundation.

Every step matters and every step counts. Significant advancement has been made in the past few years in improved detection, new drug treatments and better survival rates. This progress has been built on the breakthroughs made fighting other types of cancers, as well as the existing foundation of melanoma research.

There is more to be done and a long way to go, but the finish line is in sight. The energy, enthusiasm and encouragement from patients, survivors, families, friends, caregivers, and the medical community impacts many lives and many future.

Step up and donate to or join our team today!

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