Melanoma Foundation of New England

The Melanoma Foundation of New England
490 Virginia Road, Suite 11
Concord, MA 01742
Amy Mason
The Melanoma Foundation of New England is no longer accepting applications for invitational entry into the 2017 Boston Marathon. Officially qualified participants who are already entered in the 2017 Boston Marathon that wish to raise funds for The Melanoma Foundation of New England may still do so using the contact information above.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, killing one person every 50 minutes. It is the 2nd most common cancer in teens and young adults ages 15-29. However, when caught early it is almost always curable. The Melanoma Foundation of New England was founded in 1999 with the goal to make New England melanoma free. We provide support and advocacy programs for melanoma patients and their loved ones and work to increase public awareness of sun-safe behavior and the importance of early detection. Since our first runner crossed the finish line in 2005, our Running for Cover marathon team has raised over $1,000,000 to support our mission of education, prevention and support in the fight against melanoma.

Our runners will receive membership to Joint Ventures marathon training program, training support from our team captains, exclusive meet and greet with Honorary Team Captain Bill Rodgers, informative team meetings and celebratory team events, team long runs on the marathon course, Running for Cover team apparel, private pre-race team space in Hopkinton, and lots of sunscreen and lip balm for protected running! To help our runners exceed their fundraising goals, MFNE also provides fundraising tips, resources and one-on-one help. Team Running for Cover consists of both qualified and charity runners. Despite coming from different backgrounds and levels of running experience, each of our runners share a passion for our cause. Many of them are survivors, family members of survivors, or lost a loved one to melanoma. It is their dedication that helps spread awareness and educate others. Together we can outrun melanoma!



Hear marathon legend Bill Rodgers’ advice on what it takes to stay sun-safe while running.

Remember to: 

  • Wear your hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sun protective clothing
  • Apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30+ and UVA/UVB protection
  • Reapply every 2 hours
  • Avoid running during the peak hours of the day 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Check your skin regularly and get an annual skin exam with your doctor

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