MAM SATX stands for Miles Against Melanoma, this year’s charity partner for CitySolve Urban Race San Antonio. Melanoma is a deadly skin cancer and is one of the most common types of cancer among young adults. Around 8,000 to 10,000 people die from it each year. If melanoma is detected early enough, it can be treated effectively with a survival rate of 100%. But in order to detect melanoma in its early stages, people need to know what to look for and what the symptoms are.
Miles Against Melanoma strives for awareness, education, and advocacy and research for the skin cancer. They aim to ease the burdens and provide support for melanoma patients though financial aid, and find a cure for melanoma. They raise money for these causes through marathon events. Founded in 2010, Miles Against Melanoma have been able to donate several thousands of dollars to Dr. Lynn Cornelius and the Melanoma Multidisciplinary team at Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes- Jewish Hospital, UT Southwestern Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Melanoma Clinic, Moonshots Program, and other melanoma related organizations.
This year, their goals include raising $100,000 and increasing national presence by 10%. Check out their website to learn more about the cause and register for CitySolve Urban Race San Antonio to join the cause!