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St. Louis Chapter – History

Hi! I am the founder and director of Miles Against Melanoma. This non-profit organization started in the summer of 2010 as a small organization where I felt this unbelievable need and passion to get skin cancer and melanoma awareness into the community. I have a full time job in marketing but work full force for this organization voluntarily. It is important to me for people to take care of their and their children’s skin and to be sun safe!

I had a mole removed from my back 2 years ago and after the way I have treated my freckled, fair skin my whole life, I was very surprised that after waiting an agonizing week, the mole came back benign. My father has had melanoma, my good friend from high school and now I am enmeshed in so many people’s lives that are suffering from, survived or have lost a dear angel to this underrated, underexposed illness.

I am so passionate about helping build community relationships and to spread the word that skin cancer is the leading cancer, with more cases than all the other types COMBINED. One person dies every 57 minutes of Melanoma. It is a seemingly underexposed disease that needs more awareness empowering people to honor people they love that are still with us or have left us already. The events are beautiful because these people are finding others in their communities that become fellow friends, advocates and supporters. We are allowing people to raise money for families of cancer victims who are struggling financially or to donate funds to melanoma research. I am still in shock that melanoma is the most underfunded type of cancer there is.



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Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship Form
Sponsorship Letter

How to Volunteer
Volunteer Waiver


Together, We CAN Make a Difference!

It was with great honor that on Monday, 02.24.2014, Miles Against Melanoma St. Louis was able to donate $16,000 our proceeds of our 2013 5K race from June 8, 2013 and our 2nd annual trivia night to Dr. Lynn Cornelius together with the other members of the Melanoma Multidisciplinary team at Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes- Jewish Hospital (BJC – The Richard A Crowder Memorial Research Fund) who has a robust clinical and research program in melanoma.

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Miles Against Melanoma run and event set for June 8 in Chesterfield.

Skin cancer accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. More people are expected to be diagnosed with skin cancer this year than lung cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer combined.

Yet, skin cancer hasn’t gotten much attention – until now.
Read the entire press release here

Local Sponsors

St. Louis Physical Therapy

Stroheide Chiropractic

Well Woman Magazine

New balance

All Paws Rescue


noodles and company

Hilton Frontenac

Tans are now safe



If you are shopping bravelets, please use this link. For every order, Miles Against Melanoma receives $10.

Contact Us

Miles Against Melanoma 5K
St. Charles, Missouri

Amalyn Martin, Director

Deanda Cronin, Co- Director


Email us if you wish to have a guest speaker at any area school or MOPS group.