Carrying Kristine's Heart
Melanoma has changed our family forever. On September 13, 2017, we lost a precious daughter, devoted wife, and loving sister. While we will never be able to eradicate the pain of losing her, we can channel that pain into something worthwhile. We've chosen to fight melanoma by participating in the Miles for Melanoma LA 5K Run/Walk and raising money for the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF). I will always be grateful for the MRF patient forum...it was so helpful to me personally as Kristine went through her battle...I only wish I'd found it sooner.
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 one way people can come together to take action and help support this fight and the mission of the Melanoma Research Foundation.
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 this small step combined with the steps of other patients, survivors, families, friends, caregivers, and the medical community can impact many lives and many futures.
Your donations are very much appreciated!