Walk for Melanoma marks 20 years on Oct. 19

Kasey Hetzel, Kiera Mooney and Aubrey French during the 2012 Bruce Gorder walk. Courtesy
Kasey Hetzel, Kiera Mooney and Aubrey French during the 2012 Bruce Gorder walk. Courtesy

This year, the 20th annual Bruce Gorder UC San Diego 5K Walk for Melanoma, which has raised more than $1.3 million for melanoma research, will take place on Oct. 19 at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

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Kasey Hetzel, Kiera Mooney and Aubrey French during the 2012 Bruce Gorder walk. Courtesy

In collaboration with the Gorder family, UCSD invites the community to come together for a scenic 5K walk around the campus. Information about melanoma prevention and free skin screenings by local dermatologists will be provided.

Gorder’s 25-year-old daughter Gabrielle will share her story and encourage awareness of the dangerous cancer. Charles Gorder, Bruce’s father, has matched the first $25,000 in donations received each year, and will continue to do so with this year’s walk.

Oct. 19 will officially be named Bruce Gorder Melanoma Awareness Day in San Diego, to be announced at the event.

Sign-in will begin at 8 a.m. at Moores Cancer Center, 3855 Health Sciences Drive on the UCSD east campus. The walk will begin at 9 a.m., and will take participants on a loop through the campus. Participants will receive a free event bag while supplies last and a prize drawing entry for giveaways.

Registration is $25 for students with ID and $35 for all others. Register

here

or call (858) 246-1570.

   
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