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WCVB Channel 5 Chronicle Reporter and Producer Nicole Estaphan to Emcee Melanoma Research Foundation’s Miles for Melanoma 5K

New England, MA – The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is thrilled to announce that WCVB Channel 5 Chronicle Reporter and Producer Nicole Estaphan will emcee the annual Miles for Melanoma New England 5K event on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Franklin Park Zoo. Estaphan will welcome guests to the Opening Ceremonies beginning at 8:30AM ET and kick off the 5K which starts at 9:00AM ET. This event will bring together hundreds of New England melanoma patients, survivors and their families with a goal of raising $60,000 for melanoma research.  

In addition to being the 2022 Miles for Melanoma New England emcee, Estaphan joined WCVB NewsCenter 5 in January of 2016 as a freelance news reporter. Before joining WCVB, she reported in Utica, New York; Burlington, Vermont; Providence, Rhode Island; and most recently Atlanta, Georgia at WAGA-TV FOX 5. 

Estaphan takes pride in her charity work, serving as event emcee for The Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The National Brain Tumor Society and Girls, Inc. She also volunteers at a dog rescue shelter in Dedham, MA. Above all else, Nicole believes that sharing our stories can be life changing. Of all her work, encouraging younger generations is of utmost importance to her. She is currently working on a program with the Children’s Smile Coalition, to help kids living in poverty find their voice and confidence through public speaking. 

To register for this year’s event visit 2022 New England Miles for Melanoma. Registration closes on May 18th.  


About the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) 
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis, and the treatment of melanoma. The MRF is a committed advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. The MRF’s website (www.melanoma.org) is the premier source for melanoma information seekers. Find the MRF on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and TikTok.