After fighting her own battle with melanoma, Hillary Fogelson now hopes to help others fight the disease by hosting Miles for Melanoma Run/Walk through her Pale Girl Speaks Foundation along with the Melanoma Research Foundation.
The event will be held May 6 at Universal Studios with Fogelson and her husband U chairman, Adam, planning to co-chair the event and the studio as a sponsor.
The 5K run/walk will allow participants to experience many of the iconic motion picture scenes that populate the Universal Studios backlot.
MRF is the largest independent, national org devoted to fighting the skin cancer in the United States and MRF executive director Tim Turnham is grateful for the Fogelsons’ support. He says such events are needed in a place like L.A.
“Sun-soaked Los Angeles is a constant battleground which requires real champions in spreading the word about how to protect against the harmful effects of the sun,” Turnham said.
Hillary Fogelson launched her Pale Girl Speaks website in 2011 in hopes of raising awareness on how to prevent melanoma.
A three-time survivor, she was diagnosed with the disease 10 years ago.
“It’s possible to live safely in the sun, but people need and want simple, practical ways to do that,” she said. “They need to know how to protect themselves and their families as well as understand the importance of starting early with daily sun protection routines.”
Registration is now open, with early bird registration $25 for walkers and $30 for runners. Race day pick up is $35 for walkers and $40 for runners. Go to firstgiving.com/melanoma/MFMUniversal2012 to sign up.