Mark Samitt 5K Run October 14

Mark Samitt was a beloved family man, devoted friend,
Temple Beth Or board member, runner, and successful
business professional who died at age 52 in May 2015 after
a long and valiant fight with melanoma, the deadliest form of
skin cancer. In the midst of his battle, Mark created Mark the
SPOT! — a campaign affiliated with the Melanoma Research
Foundation (MRF) aimed at creating awareness among the
hairstylist community about spotting unusual moles or
lesions during the routine styling process.

 

Please join us at the second annual Mark Samitt Run!

October 14, 2018 at 9:00 am

This USATF-certified race will run rain or shine and is open to runners and walkers of all ages.

The family-friendly event will begin and end at Temple Beth Or at 56 Ridgewood Road in Township of Washington, NJ.

Proceeds from the run will benefit two of Mark Samitt’s passions: Temple Beth Or and The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF).

To register to run or walk in this event click HERE.  The cost is $30 and the registration deadline is October 11.

Sign up sponsors using the sponsorship kit HERE.

The second annual Mark Samitt 5K Run will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.   Mark, who died of melanoma in May 2015, was a beloved family man, devoted friend, Temple Beth Or board member, runner, and successful business professional who died at age 52 after a long and valiant fight with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.  Mark inspired and supported others through his determination, thoughtfulness, and generosity of spirit. In the midst of his battle, Mark created “Mark the SPOT!” — a campaign affiliated with the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) aimed at creating awareness among the hairstylist community about spotting unusual moles or lesions during the routine styling process.   The campaign urged stylists, “If you SPOT something, say something!”   Mark is survived by his loving wife, two daughters, parents, a brother, a sister, and many loving family members and friends. ​
The USATF-certified race will run rain or shine and is open to runners and walkers of all ages. The family-friendly event will begin and end at Temple Beth Or at 56 Ridgewood Road in Township of Washington, NJ.  Last year more than 185 runners and walkers registered to compete on the USATF-certified course. The community really came together to make this event a success with more than 50 local volunteers ensuring the Run went smoothly and safely. The event and its message of spreading melanoma awareness received extensive local media coverage.
 
Proceeds from the run benefit two of Mark Samitt’s passions: Temple Beth Or and The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF).
WE NEED YOU TO COME OUT AND RUN (OR WALK)  ON OCTOBER 14.   We can’t host a run without runners. REGISTER TO RUN ON 10/14/18 AND HELP SPREAD AWARENESS OF MELANOMA.
If running is not your thing, please volunteer to help on the day of the run (manning a station, helping along the course, checking in runners).   Please contact Jessica Gomperts (TBO) at jgomperts@aol.com or 201/693-0855 to do.
If you are unable to join us that day, please consider making a donation!  Registration, donation, sponsorship and additional information can all be found on the website.

“Many times melanoma is silent, you don’t
feel it as it’s going through your body. But, it
sometimes shows itself by having marks on
the skin, and that’s where we have the
chance of early detection. That is why this
program is so impactful.”
Mark Samitt