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I am celebrating my upcoming 3-Year "Cancer Free" Anniversary by participating in the 2008 SavageMan Triathlon Festival. I will be racing the shorter, international distance TRIATHLON (1.5k Swim (.93 miles), 39k Bike (24.3 miles), and 10k Run (6.2 miles) and my goal is to raise $3000.00 for the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation. HELP ME, HELP THEM & BEAT THE BEAST that is MELANOMA! Life is GOOD! LiveSTRONG! Much Love, Holly
Total Donations Collected:$495.00
Goal: $3,000
$0 17% $3,000
The “TRI-TO-WIN…the fight against melanoma” triathlon fundraising directly benefits the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation. The Foundation, an all-volunteer, non-profit charity, is known nationally as "the voice for melanoma prevention, detection, care and cure." Triathletes, experienced and first-timers alike, join the community of patients, families, doctors, educators and concerned individuals to:

• support medical research that will ultimately lead to a cure for melanoma;
• seek opportunities to educate the general public on prevention and the seriousness of melanoma; and,
• provide resources for patients and the entire melanoma community.

Our collective efforts are important and all contributions are tax deductible to the Foundation, a 501(c)(3), non-profit, public charity - Federal Tax ID 55-0855653. >
* Melanoma is the most serious and lethal form of skin cancer.
* The lifetime risk of developing melanoma is 1 in 39.
* Melanoma is the only cancer for which incidence and mortality are rising unabated, yet only receives 10% of the funding provided to other cancer research.
* 1.2 million new cases of skin cancer occurred in the U.S. in 2006-more than all other new cases of breast, lung, colon and prostate combined.
* During the past 10 years, the number of cases of melanoma has increased more rapidly than that of any other cancer.
* 10,000 people in the U.S. died in 2006 from skin cancer of which 8,000 were melanoma..
* One person dies every hour in the U.S. from melanoma.
* The incidence rate in Maryland alone increased over 300% in the past two decades.

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