Miles Against Melanoma NC would like to thank the Jim Shields State Farm Insurance office for their support. Their contribution will help us achieve our goal of increasing melanoma awareness and raising funds for research.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 15, 2012
Jim Shields of State Farm has been a big community supporter for over 20 years, sponsoring many causes in the Charlotte and Matthews area, including the Special Olympics, Youth Leagues, YMCA programs, as well as coaching softball and basketball teams at Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association. Miles Against Melanoma was chosen this year to help raise awareness and to help fund research, as no one is immune to Melanoma.
Heather Joyner, creator of the Miles Against Melanoma NC Chapter, said, “Miles Against Melanoma NC would like to thank the Jim Shields State Farm Insurance office for their support. Their contribution will help us achieve our goal of increasing melanoma awareness and raising funds for research.”
Amy Jo Ross Robinson was first diagnosed with melanoma when she was just a junior in high school, after a biopsy was performed on a mole she had removed. She had surgery to remove the lymph nodes from the surrounding area and she was in remission for over 10 years until it came back in her lungs and eventually took her life. Amy was only 30 years old when she died. Miles Against Melanoma NC is dedicated to raising the public's awareness of melanoma and raising funds for research so no one else will have to suffer like Amy.
State Farm encourages the community to go to the Miles Against Melanoma website for more details on how to get involved and participate in the event. Please stop by State Farm’s table during the event to support the agency supporting this cause.
The event takes place on April 28, 2012 at the Arboretum Shopping Center at the corner of Hwy 51 & Providence Road. The 6.2K run/walk will begin at 8 am by Omega Sports and the 62 yard kids’ dash will follow. Participants can either race individually or create/join a team. Click here to register for the event.
About State Farm
State Farm’s mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. They sell auto, life, home and renters insurance. Jim Shields, a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, awarded the Army Commendation Medal has served Charlotte & adjoining counties since 1971.
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Contact: State Farm
7903 Providence Rd
Ste 170 Arboretum Office Park
Charlotte, NC 28277-9745
Phone: (704) 544-3200
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