Melanoma Foundation of New England

Melanoma Foundation of New England
111 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Suite 1005
Concord, MA  01742

Amy Mason
amason@mfne.org
978.371.5613

www.mfne.org

The Melanoma Foundation is no longer accepting applications for the 2014 Boston Marathon. Qualified runners that have been accepted in the 2014 Boston Marathon are invited to contact us for more information about joining our team.
The Melanoma Foundation of New England was founded in 1999 to reduce the incidence of melanoma in the New England region.  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.  Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.  If caught early, most melanomas can be cured. Our goal is to make New England melanoma free.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.