Magazine article Variety

U's Miles for Melanoma Run Gets an Encore

Magazine article Variety

U's Miles for Melanoma Run Gets an Encore

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Cancer survivor Hillary Fogelson and husband, Adam, run for a cure

What began as a topic of dinner conversation a year and a half ago has become an annual event that last year raised more than $200,000 for melanoma research.

Hillary Fogelson, the wife of Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson, was already an activist for melanoma research when she sat down with members of the Melanoma Research Foundation.

"We were talking about how there are so many Miles for Melanoma charity runs across the country but none in Los Angeles," Fogelson said. "We started talking about how Los Angeles is such a unique place to hold a run and asking how Universal could be involved and one thing led to another and here we are today."

Fogelson knows well the cause for which she is an advocate. Originally diagnosed with melanoma at age 25, she is a three-time survivor, and since being diagnosed, has become a national voice on the issue, including an appearance on the Today show, on which she spoke of the need for people to protect themselves from the sun at an early age.

The Fogelsons and Universal are gearing up for their second Miles for Melanoma run, which will be held on the Universal backlot on May 4, starting at 8:30 a.m. Celebrities who have announced their support for the event include Judd Apatow, Dwayne Johnson and Blake Lively, and the Fogelsons will be joined this year by co-hosts Rob and Sheryl Lowe, who is also a survivor of skin cancer. …

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