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March4Meg donates $60K for melanoma research

For second straight year March4Meg has presented sizable check Advocate Christ Medical Center earmarked for Meg Moonan Endowment for MelanomResearch.

For the second straight year, March4Meg has presented a sizable check to Advocate Christ Medical Center, earmarked for the Meg Moonan Endowment for Melanoma Research. The $60,000 was raised through donations and the March4Meg 5K run/walk held in March. March4Meg founder Nancy Donovan (center) was joined by family and friends to present the check to Dr. Adam Riker, of Advocate. Donovan and other volunteers will visit day camps and parks again this summer to deliver the March4Meg “sun wise” presentation about the dangers of overexposure to the sun. This year, more than 1,700 runners took part in the run/walk, and the group drew additional financial and volunteer support from Team Lucy, a family and friend organization commemorating the memory of Lucy Dinneen Barry, whose life was cut short by melanoma this past winter. Evergreen Park resident Meg Moonan died of melanoma at age 43 on March 30, 2012. For more information, visit www.march4meg.com. | Supplied photo

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Updated: August 7, 2014 6:14AM



For the second straight year, March4Meg has presented a sizable check to Advocate Christ Medical Center, earmarked for the Meg Moonan Endowment for Melanoma Research, according to a press release about the event.

The $60,000 was raised through donations and the March4Meg 5K run/walk, which was held in March, the release said.

March4Meg founder Nancy Donovan was joined by family and friends to present the check to Dr. Adam Riker, of Advocate.

Donovan and other volunteers will visit day camps and parks again this summer to deliver the March4Meg “sun wise” presentation about the dangers of overexposure to the sun,the release said.

This year, more than 1,700 runners took part in the run/walk, and the group drew additional financial and volunteer support from Team Lucy, a family and friend organization commemorating the memory of Lucy Dinneen Barry, whose life was cut short by melanoma this past winter, according to the release.

Evergreen Park resident Meg Moonan died of melanoma at age 43 on March 30, 2012.

For more information, visit www.march4meg.com.

Staff report



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