On April 25, the NC chapter of Miles Against Melanoma held its fourth annual 5K event. Thanks to the generosity of many sponsors, participants, and supporters, the 5K raised $30,000 to benefit the Carolinas Melanoma & Immunotherapy Fund at Levine Cancer Institute. Notably, a portion of proceeds from this year’s fundraising will be used produce and distribute educational videos on skin cancer awareness to middle schools in the greater-Charlotte area.
Miles Against Melanoma, a national organization, hosts annual 5K races that raise funds for melanoma prevention and research programs; the NC chapter of the organization supports these programs, as well as patient special needs, at Levine Cancer Institute. The NC Chapter of Miles Against Melanoma was founded in 2012 by Heather Joyner in memory of her sister, Amy Jo Ross Robinson (pictured left). Diagnosed in high school, Amy was only 30 years old when she lost her fight with this deadly form of skin cancer.
To learn more about the NC chapter of Miles Against Melanoma visit http://www.milesagainstmelanoma.com/north-carolina/.