Why Corina Lake is Running the Boston Marathon for IMPACT Melanoma

Mar 15, 2024

Corina Lake is all positive energy. She has never been to Boston and when she arrives in April from Salt Lake City, Utah, she will be ready for the hills.

Corina started running back in 2019 and hasn’t stopped since. Like most runners, she started with a 5k and recalls how exhilarating she felt as she crossed the finish line. She moved on to run 10k races and then completed her first half marathon. She has completed the trifecta of Spartan races and is Spartan Strong. After completing her first marathon, she set her sights on places to visit and run in a race and logically, running Boston became a goal.

As Corina was evaluating her options to run the iconic Boston Marathon, she researched each charity to see what spoke to her. It is through this research that Corina learned of IMPACT Melanoma and she immediately knew that was the cause she would run for.

Corina was born in Panama City, Panama and moved to Utah when she was twelve. As a young girl, she remembers her father regularly having melanomas removed. Her Dad loved naps on the sand and never wore sunscreen. He was 82 years old when he passed away from melanoma.

As a Latina, Corina comments on the misperceptions people have about not being at risk for melanoma. She describes herself as a ‘soldier’, always encouraging people to wear hats and use sunscreen to protect themselves from the harmful UV rays that cause skin cancer. She saw how her dad suffered and is ready to run Boston to raise money to fund prevention education programs and to raise awareness of the dangers of the sun’s rays.

The Boston Marathon will be Corina’s fifth marathon and she looks ahead to April with great excitement. She describes how she loves to run in new places, soaking up the crowd and enjoying the sights and sounds. Two dear friends and her 7-year-old daughter will cheer her onto Boylston Street and to the finish line.

To donate to Corina as she runs Boston on April 15, 2024 to raise awareness and money to fund IMPACT Melanoma’s mission click here.

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