Run from the Sun
When Bob Manning was diagnosed with melanoma in 1999, he knew that he wanted to do something to promote skin cancer awareness. Along with his wife, Lauren, he came up with the idea for a charity running event to support the mission of The Skin Cancer Foundation. In 2004, with the full support of the Avalon Yacht Club in New Jersey, Bob and Lauren organized the first Avalon Yacht Club "Run from the Sun" 5K event.
During the past eight years, the "Run from the Sun" has grown steadily. It now includes nearly 500 participants including residents of Cape May County and vacationers visiting from across the country. To date, the "Run from the Sun" has raised nearly $135,000! The upcoming 9th Annual Avalon Yacht Club "Run from the Sun" is scheduled for Sunday, July 21, 2013.
Thank you, Bob and Lauren, for your continued support and incredible fundraising efforts. Every race is a step closer to finding a cure for melanoma.
Birdies for Skin Cancer
In 2011, 12-year-old Emilia decided to fundraise to support the mission of The Skin Cancer Foundation to educate the public about the dangers of skin cancer. As a young golfer, Emilia spends a lot of time outdoors. She knows just how prone golfers can be to developing skin cancer since they are exposed to UV radiation from the sun frequently.
To begin her fundraising efforts, Emilia tapped into her golfing talents and sent a flyer to her friends and family asking them to pledge one dollar for every birdie (a score of one under par in golf) that she made during golf tournaments. Since she began fundraising, Emilia has received more than $5,000, in pledges and donations. Way to go, Emilia! Thank you for your support.