Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2013 Walks/Runs And Other Events For Melanoma Research

People want to know: "What's happening in my state? I want to participate in a fundraiser for Melanoma research and meet some melahomies." This list also includes events held in other countries as I become aware of them. Australia is the only other country I have an event for at the moment...and that one's first.

It's easy to find the state-by-state list at Aim at Melanoma. Aim currently has walks in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

And the Melanoma Research foundation has "Miles for Melanoma," and "Ironman" events, but not all events are Aim or MRF events.

So, here's a compilation and the list will grow, so check back often. If you want to start an event, contact the organization or facility of your choice and they will be able to help you plan something to benefit them.


March for a Cure, (there's a list of other marches at the website), Gosford Waterfront (under Brian McGowan Bridge), March 24, 2013, Central Coast, "All proceeds raised from Melanoma March will be used by Melanoma Institute Australia to support vital research and education programs."


Annual Bruce Gorder UCSD 5K Walk for Melanoma (right now 2012 info is up), held in October at the Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, California, "This walk raises funds to directly support melanoma research at the Moores Cancer Center."


Outpacing Melanoma 5k, Overland Park, Kansas, Sunday May 5, 2013, benefits "the Richard A. Klover Melanoma Fund which benefits The University of Kansas Cancer Center and our local community."


Miles for Melanoma 5k Run/Walk (right now 2012 info is up), held in St. Paul, Minnesota, benefits Melanoma Research Foundation.

Stay Out of the Sun Run (right now 2012 info is up), held in May in Rochester, Minnesota, benefits the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.


Miles Against Melanoma Kansas City, Blue Springs, Missouri, May 18, 2013, benefits "Dr Ervin at the center for pharmaceutical research which one of the research he is doing is for melanoma right now."

New York

New York City Triathlon (right now 2012 info is up), held in July, benefits the Melanoma Research Foundation.

2nd Annual Outrun The Sun, Race Against Melanoma (hosted by the Rochester Melanoma Action Group), Rochester, New York, Friday, August 2, 2013, benefits melanoma research and education.

North Carolina

Amanda Wall-Corey Haddon Memorial Walk, Apex, North Carolina, October 12, 2013, benefits the Melanoma Research Foundation.


The Katy Ault Phillips Melanoma Foundation Lunch/Silent Auction, Mansfield, Ohio, early March 2013, benefits the foundation by providing funds for their mission which is to "provide financial assistance to melanoma patients and their families, while also educating the public about the dangers of melanoma and the keys to prevention." They also hope to do a golf outing in the summer of 2013.


Block Melanoma 5k Run/3k Walk (right now 2012 info is up), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, held in May, benefits Ann's Hope Foundation for Melanoma which funds melanoma research and educating the community about melanoma. A list of grants they have made is available on the Foundation's website under "About Us."

Thank you, everyone! We are all grateful!


  1. Thanks for this post... I was looking into something that is a bit closer to CO but it looks to be KS.

    Might have to see if we can change that:-)

    1. Kisma, I'm hoping that this list is far from complete! Hopefully there will be a walk in CO next year. As people get their events to me, I'll be adding them, so check back every once in a while.

      Of course, planning something works too. Let me know!

  2. Actually the date for the 3rd Amanda Wall-Cory Haddon Memorial Walk in North Carolina is October 12.


Thank you.