(From the Miles for Melanoma site:) Miles for Melanoma is a series of events that allow participants to support and raise funds for the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) by taking part in any athletic activity they choose. Miles for Melanoma events take place across the United States and are hosted by many generous volunteers. Funds raised by Miles for Melanoma runners, cyclists, swimmers, walkers, skiers — even kayakers — support the melanoma research that’s zeroing in on important breakthroughs that people fighting melanoma so desperately need. You may not be a doctor or a researcher, but you don’t need a Ph.D. to join or organize a Miles for Melanoma event in your area. It’s easy — simply run, bike, swim or even kayak your way toward funding the next treatment breakthrough!