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Miss Washington Teen USA, Mackenzie Kuiken, and former Miss Washington USA, Mazzy Eckel, to Emcee the 2023 Seattle Miles for Melanoma 5K!

Seattle, WA (August 31, 2023) – The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is thrilled to announce that Miss Washington Teen USA, Mackenzie Kuiken, and former Miss Washington USA, Mazzy Eckel, will be emceeing the annual Miles for Melanoma Seattle 5K event on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Marymoor Park. Mackenzie and Mazzy will welcome guests to the Opening Ceremonies beginning at 8:30AM PT and kick off the 5K which starts at 9AM PT.  

This 5K walk/race will bring together the Seattle melanoma community with a goal of raising $40,000 for melanoma research.    

In addition to raising essential funds to support melanoma research, this event helps elevate public awareness around early detection and prevention of cutaneous melanoma and educate about rare melanoma subtypes. The Miles for Melanoma program also highlights the importance of sun safety and scheduling annual dermatological skin checks. 

The MRF team is thrilled to welcome a wide range of local presenting and national sponsors to the Seattle event this September. Local sponsors include Castle Biosciences, Mortenson Financial Services, Georgetown Brewing Company and Pfizer. National sponsors include National Prevention Sponsor Neutrogena and National Apparel Partner Cabana Life.   

All in-person and registered participants will receive a 2023 UPF 50+ race shirt provided by our NEW National Apparel Partner, Cabana Life. Register to attend the Seattle Miles for Melanoma 5K event here by Wednesday, September 13th, 2023, at 11:59PM PT. 


About the Melanoma Research Foundation 

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research to develop effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous melanoma and the melanoma rare subtypes. The MRF is a dedicated advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. 

The MRF’s website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers. More information is available at www.melanoma.org. Find the MRF on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok. 

Media Contact 

Nicole Nishanian 

Miles for Melanoma Development Officer 

[email protected]