Each year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidences of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer, and the annual cost of treating nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancers in the U.S. is estimated at $8.1 billion.
Given these numbers, Anne Arundel Dermatology is proud to be sponsoring the third annual Strides Against Skin Cancer 5K/10K Walk/Run on Sunday, May 20, 2018, to benefit skin cancer education, prevention and treatment.
This year, Strides Against Skin Cancer will benefit The Skin Cancer Foundation, and we are looking forward to another fun and successful event. Taking place on beautiful Kent Island, MD, the race will retrace the course of our 2016 Walk/Run and will provide scenic, shady views of the Chesapeake Bay. With nearly 350 participants, the 2016 race raised over $50,000 and we look forward to eclipsing both of these numbers in 2018!
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Registration: Begins at 7:00 AM
Race Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Kent Island High School, 900 Love Point Road, Stevensville, MD 21666
Competitive 10K: $35
Competitive 5K: $25
Fun Walk/Run: $20
Kids Under 10: Free
All proceeds go toward skin cancer education, prevention, and treatment.
If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, please email or call Sheila Keppler, Regional Director for Anne Arundel Dermatology and Strides Against Skin Cancer Project Manager:
“Participating in Melanoma events are important to my family in order to support the critical research for melanoma treatments so desperately in need. It’s been over 20 years since we lost my father to Melanoma at just 59 years old. For most of his life he was an avid sailor on the Chesapeake Bay and although he was cautious about covering up, over time there was just too much sun exposure to the back of his neck. My father sought treatment for a few years, but eventually the melanoma metastasized and he succumbed in November 1995 just months shy of his first grandchild. Participating in local Melanoma events are not only a way to honor my dad but also helps to raise awareness and funds for research, education and advocacy.”
~Mari Ann Donnelly