Miles for Melanoma of Delaware, September 20, 2009

I created a Team Smitty for the 5K run/walk.  Last year, John, Nathaniel, I did the 5K walk

The Smith Family, Mary, John, & Nathaniel

The Smith Family, Mary, John, & Nathaniel

We were also joined by the O’Rourkes

ORourkes at 2008 Miles for Melanoma 5k.  Samantha, Wendy, & James

O'Rourkes at 2008 Miles for Melanoma 5k. Samantha, Wendy, & James

So… if you’re interested in running or walking we’d love to have you on Team Smitty.  If you’d like to donate… every dollar helps…

Here’s the registration page –

More info on the race can be found here-

The funds raised from the Miles for Melanoma of DE  go directly to the Melanoma Research Foundation.  The Melanoma Research Foundation has 3 goals- to research, to educate, & to advocate.  Their research description explains why I support their cause, “To support medical research for finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma.”  What I wouldn’t have given for a cure… sigh… I can tell you that I used their bulletin board to gain more information about melanoma and treatment options available.  I can also say that Anna Marie Farrow, co-founder for Miles of Melanoma has been such a wonderful support to me during and after John’s illness. 


About Mary K. Smith

I was widowed in July 2009, when I lost my beloved husband, John, to melanoma. Cancer SUCKS. We have a young son who was just a year old when his father died. I live on a small farm in Maryland which is home to horses, cats, and a dog. I started this blog as a way for me to heal, a way to remember my husband, and eventually I'd like to share it with our son so he can see the love that his father had for him, the love that we had for each other, what a great person his father was, and how hard his father fought to live.
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