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Miles for Melanoma

April 9, 2012

On May 6th, runners and walkers will have the opportunity to help raise critical funding for new treatments, education and advocacy for melanoma at Universal Studios. The 5K Run/Walk is hosted by Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) and Pale Girl SPEAKS. It will take participants through some of the most iconic movie sites in history so they can experience the re-creation of Amityville Island from Jaws, Spartacus Square, and the village of Whoville. Up to 2,000 people are expected to attend this event. Hillary Fogelson, the founder of Pale Girl SPEAKS has been an advocate for melanoma education, prevention and early detection since she was diagnosed over a decade ago. “It’s possible to live safely in the sun, but people need and want simple, practical ways to do that,” said Hillary Fogelson.  “They need to know how to protect themselves and their families as well as understand the importance of starting early with daily sun protection routines.”  http://www.melanoma.org

There is a rise of melanoma in young women which is now being considered epidemic levels according to a recent study by Mayo Clinic. They need lots of volunteers for this event. It is important to raise funds and awareness about melanoma. “The partnerships with PaleGirlSPEAKS and Universal will help us reach more people so we can get the word out about the need for sun safety, prevention and detection.” Carolyn Edrington, the National Director of Miles for Melanoma stated in a recent interview. Like their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Melanoma.Research.Foundation

Follow them on Twitter:  @CureMelanoma and @PaleGirlSPEAKS

Ingrid Cheng

Writer, Health Advocate

http://fit-twist.blogspot.com

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