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Fourth Annual Block the Sun Run and After Party

Skin Cancer Fundraiser
Skin Cancer Fundraiser
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It’s that time of the year when walking and running for good causes come to fruition. Whatever your cause, there is a charitable event to help raise money and the Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation is no different but has a special cause that is close to many people’s heart. The foundation is hosting a Run/Walk 5K & after Party on May 10, 2014 in historic Glendale.

Andy Caress was diagnosed with melanoma cancer in 2008. He blogged his treatments, struggles and fight for life. “The message of my life is that people know more about melanoma,” Caress journaled.

Caress lost his fight with cancer on August 4, 2010, but not without touching the lives of so many and educating thousands with his knowledge of skin cancer. In a blog entry dated May 6, 2010, he describes melanoma cancer development. “When DNA is damaged, new cells may begin to grow out of control and can eventually form a mass of cancerous cells. Cancer is a complex disease that often results from a combination of factors, including environmental and genetic factors, rather than from a single cause. Still, excessive exposure to UV radiation is a leading factor in the development of melanoma, whether the radiation is from the sun or from tanning lamps and beds.”

Event Details:

4th Annual Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation Block the Sun Run and After Party
When: May 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Glendale Square, Glendale, OH

This year’s event will also feature a free kids’ 100 yard race and an after party on Glendale Square with food, beverages, live music, silent auction, kids’ games and much, much more. Invite friends, family and co-workers to support this great cause and cheer the runners and walkers on from the start to the finish line.

All proceeds from the race will be used to directly support the mission of Andy Caress- Wiping melanoma off the face of the planet through education, prevention and the support to find a cure. For more information regarding the Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation, go to http://www.andycaress.org/5K/.