This year, Pale Girl SPEAKS, Universal Pictures, Style Network, Amgen, The Angeles Clinic and the Los Angeles Times return as event sponsors. New sponsors include Bristol Meyers Squibb, Novartis, Genentech, ICM Partners, MD Solar Sciences, Joe Shade, UPF Sunshop, SPF Addict, The Rox Cancer Center and the LA Galaxy.
The inaugural Miles for Melanoma 5K Run/Walk at Universal Studios was a huge success, bringing in over 1,000 participants to the Universal Studios backlot and helping to raise more than
for melanoma research, advocacy and education.
Top fundraisers and team builders for this year's 5K are eligible for a number of exciting prizes and incentives, including:
Three diamond necklaces from Maya Brenner Designs, four tickets and front of line passes to the Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park, Universal Pictures Centennial DVD Box Set, the Universal Monster DVD Box Set, as well as gift baskets from Coca-Cola and sun-safe clothing company Mott 50.
Registration for the Miles for Melanoma 5K Run/Walk at Universal Studios is open. To participate:
- Register for the Miles for Melanoma 5K to be held at Universal Studios in Hollywood on May 4 th, beginning at 8:30 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
on Twitter for more information about special guests, prizes and activities during the event.
Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in
the United States
and can strike men and women of all ages, all races and skin types. With a one in 50 lifetime risk of developing melanoma, nearly 77,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with the disease in 2013, resulting in over 9,000 deaths. 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-years-old.
The majority of melanomas occur on the skin; in fact, melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Melanoma can also occur in the eye (ocular, or uveal melanoma), in mucous membranes (mucosal melanoma), or even beneath fingernails or toenails.