Mile Marker: IMPACT Melanoma Runs Again as an Official Charity Team for the Boston Athletic Association

Sep 21, 2023

While there’s been so much going on this month, September really gave us something to talk about as IMPACT Melanoma was once again accepted as an official charity team for the Boston Athletic Association. 

Not only is this a huge honor, and one we’ve proudly embraced for the past 16 years, but it means that #TeamIMPACT is set to run the 2024 Boston Marathon. 

Following our own footsteps

To date, as a partner with the Boston Athletic Association, IMPACT Melanoma has raised more than $3 million to further our mission to prevent, educate, support, and advocate for all those in the fight against melanoma. 

Executive Director Deb Girard is particularly proud of this partnership: “As a long time charity partner of the BAA, IMPACT Melanoma values the opportunity to share our skin cancer prevention and education programs with the City of Boston each year and increase our fundraising opportunities, allowing us to grow our messaging everywhere!”

If you want to run for Team IMPACT Melanoma at the 2024 Boston Marathon as a qualified runner, we invite you to apply; for those who ran with Team IMPACT in the past, please apply here

Of course, not everyone will lace up their sneakers and pound the pavement in support of IMPACT Melanoma, which is why we invite you to sign up for our eNewsletter to stay informed about how you can support our team. 

We are also always on the lookout for team sponsors! With six sponsorship levels to choose from, you’re sure to find an option that is ideal for your organization. And you’re always invited to connect with Amy Mason or Theresa Deer at to create a sponsorship level that is mutually beneficial to our organizations based on your contribution. 

Really, when it comes to Team IMPACT sponsorship, the sky’s the limit. 

Runners reveal the routes that led them to Team IMPACT

For anyone on the fence about running with us, we invite you to check out our recent blog post featuring Myke Fortier, a self-described “non-runner,” who successfully trained for and completed the Boston Marathon in 2022, raising $15,000 for Team IMPACT in the process. 

Read Myke’s story of Crossing the Finish Line for Family and explore ways that you can make a difference as a volunteer with IMPACT Melanoma. 


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