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The Melanoma Research Foundation to Host the 2022 Washington, DC Miles for Melanoma 5K
Washington, DC (May 6, 2022) – The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is thrilled to announce its annual Miles for Melanoma nationwide 5K program bringing together local melanoma patients, survivors, care partners and survivors. Join the Washington, DC Miles for Melanoma 5k on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Yards Park. The event site opens at 7:30am ET with opening ceremonies starting at 8:30am ET.
The 5k walk/race will bring together the DC, Maryland and Virginia-area melanoma community with a goal of raising $100,000 in support of critical 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 rare melanoma subtypes. The Miles for Melanoma program also highlights the importance of sun safety and scheduling annual dermatological skin checks. The Washington, DC Miles local presenting sponsor, INOVA Schar Cancer Institute will provide complimentary on-site skin checks to all registered participants on event day.
The MRF team is thrilled to welcome a wide range of local presenting and national sponsors to the DC event this May. The 2022 local sponsors include INOVA Schar Cancer Institute, Champion Title and Settlements, Braun Dermatology and Capital Laser & Skin Care. The 2022 national sponsors include Neutrogena, Coolibar, Pfizer and Bristol Myers Squibb.
Register to attend the DC Miles for Melanoma 5K event here by Wednesday, May 11th at 12:00am ET and receive a sun safe shirt from Coolibar!