We are continuing to spread to every city across the U.S. If you are interested in joining the MAM5K force, please contact me.
FOUNDATION HEADQUARTERS – ST. LOUIS
Miles Against Melanoma 5K
St. Charles, Missouri
Deanda Cronin, Co- Director
Email us if you wish to have a guest speaker at any area school or MOPS group.
Miles Against Melanoma MD
Jeanette Moody Brewer
I’ve had a mole on my abdomen for as long as I could remember and I can’t even say now what it was exactly about the way it changed that made me call the dermatologist.I don’t remember if it was red, or bleeding, or itchy…or just somehow different. So I went to the dermatologist, she gave zero indication of her thoughts about it, the assistant scraped it and told me they’d call me if it required further discussion or they’d send me a postcard in the mail if it were benign. I got the call at work. Just as plainly as she told me who she was and where she was calling from, the woman on the other end of the line told me I had melanoma. My surgery was nearly a month after my diagnosis. (I held off so we could get through Easter with the kids.) I had no idea how deep this melanoma was, whether it had spread to my lymph nodes or other organs. The melanoma was present in the cells at the borders of the tissue biopsied so I would have to wait until after the surgery to find out really what was going on. And the depth of the melanoma warranted the removal of my lymph nodes under both arms to determine if the cancer had spread to those sentinel nodes. I was very fortunate. My melanoma was caught early and there were no sign of it in either of the lymph nodes removed. That was in 2009. Today, I have three scars from the surgery and several additional scars from tissue that’s been biopsied since. So the culprit in all this? My lack of awareness, my naivety about tanning beds and sun exposure, the lack of education about tanning, the tanning industry. I was a “dedicated” tanner at one time and I truly cannot believe that people still tan indoors or sunbathe. I know it’s difficult to understand potential consequences when they’re “potential” and not realized. That was me. Education and awareness are so very important to fight this cancer. Miles Against Melanoma is exactly the type of initiative I had envisioned being involved in since the day of my diagnosis.
Miles Against Melanoma - Boston
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Miles Against Melanoma KC
Melanoma took my dear friend away from us on Sept. 17, 2010. She was 30 years old and a single mother to two very strong, beautiful young girls. She is my hero. She fought this awful disease for five years. She gave it all she had. I wanted to join MAM to help spread awareness, to educate our youth, and to share our history. Amy Alexander has left us, but she left behind her strength and spirit. I plan on taking full advantage of that and using it to help MAM grow nationwide. We will never forget your smile, your laugh, or how good your heart was Amy. We all love you and promise to make you proud!!!
Miles Against Melanoma – Hazlet
Peter and Elizabeth Kneute
Miles Against Melanoma – Dallas
Miles Against Melanoma – San Antonio
Miles Against Melanoma WA