This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Melanoma Research Foundation And Pale Girl SPEAKS Host Miles For Melanoma Run/Walk At Universal Studios

May 6 Event Will Raise Funds for Melanoma Research, Advocacy and Education During Melanoma Awareness Month

WASHINGTON and LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) and Pale Girl SPEAKS announced today that they will partner in hosting a 5K run/walk on the Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood, California.  MRF is the largest independent, national organization devoted to melanoma in the United States.  Pale Girl SPEAKS, founded by melanoma activist Hillary Fogelson, is an online resource providing practical advice and tips for living safely in the sun.  The run/walk will take place on the backlot of the studio where Hillary's husband, Adam Fogelson, serves as the Chairman of the motion picture group.  The Fogelsons will co-chair the event on May 6th and Universal Pictures will be a sponsor.  The announcement was made today by MRF Executive Director Tim Turnham and Hillary Fogelson.

The 5K run/walk will allow participants to experience many of the iconic motion picture scenes that populate the Universal Studios backlot.  Runners and walkers will see movie sights that are etched into the collective memory of moviegoers, like the re-creation of Amityville Island from Jaws, Spartacus Square and the village of Whoville.  In addition to exploring Universal's backlot, participants will be offered critical tips on how to face the sun safely. 

"Sun-soaked Los Angeles is a constant battleground which requires real champions in spreading the word about how to protect against the harmful effects of the sun," said Turnham. "We're thrilled to have Hillary and Adam's support in championing our cause and we're looking forward to the event in May."           

Pale Girl SPEAKS will support and promote the run/walk through its far-reaching social network.  A melanoma survivor herself and mother of two young girls, Fogelson has been an advocate for melanoma education, prevention and early detection since being diagnosed over a decade ago.  Her website palegirlspeaks.com, which launched in August 2011, provides tips, product recommendations and common sense solutions to help adults and children live sun safe.

"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."  Pale Girl SPEAKS and the MRF are likeminded in their efforts to educate and provide practical tips for prevention.  "I'm thrilled to be partnering with the MRF for this amazing event."


Registration for Miles for Melanoma at Universal Studios is open now and the information on how to participate is below:

  • Register for the Miles for Melanoma 5K to be held at the Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood on May 6, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
  • Create a fundraising team and a personalized fundraising page
  • Share the page and a fundraising goal with friends, family and social networks

Visit the MRF's Miles for Melanoma website, or follow @CureMelanoma and @PaleGirlSPEAKS on Twitter for more information about special guests, prizes and activities during the event.

About MelanomaMelanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States. It can strike men and women of all ages, races and skin types, and it can develop anywhere on the body, including eyes, scalp, hands and feet. One in 50 Americans have a lifetime risk for developing melanoma and the incidence continues to rise.  Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25 to 29 years old and the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults 15 to 29.

About Melanoma Research Foundation The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent, national organization devoted to melanoma in the United States.  Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma.  The MRF is an active advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure.  The MRF's website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers.  More information is available at www.melanoma.org.   

SOURCE Melanoma Research Foundation

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,960.57 -123.23 -0.72%
S&P 500 1,978.34 -9.64 -0.48%
NASDAQ 4,449.5640 -22.5440 -0.50%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs