The Melissa Fund
PO Box 114
East Setauket, NY 11733


The Melissa Fund
P.O. Box 114
East Setauket, NY 11733
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Melissa Kathleen Bambino was a beautiful vibrant woman who lost her life to Melanoma on December 26, 2003. She was 29 years young.

The Melissa K. Bambino Melanoma Foundation has been established by Melissa’s family and friends to honor her memory... and to help eliminate this devastating and preventable disease.

Our mission is simple:  Research. Awareness. Prevention.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the supporters of The Melissa Fund and the community of Cornwall, New York, we were so pleased to be able to make a $30,000 grant to the Cornwall Central School District this past fall.  This grant will enable to school district to construct shade shelters at three of the schools in the community of Cornwall.  The shade shelters will provide a place for children to rest and cool off on sunny days, and may also be used by teachers as outdoor classrooms.  We are grateful to all who attended and supported our races in Cornwall and will be pleased to see your contributions make a direct impact on the children in this community.  

The 13th Annual Melissa Fund SUN RUN will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9 AM in Cornwall, New York.  The 5K and 10K race options are both available again this year.  The 10K course will be determined based on the number of registrants we receive the weeks prior to the race.  The courses are hilly and challenging, but incredibly scenic.  Participants will be treated to beautiful vistas of the Hudson Valley and the Hudson River.  Race entrant contribution is $30 in advance and $35 on race day.  Go to the SUN RUN page for registration information.

The Melissa Fund SUN RUN

Runners, Walkers and Strollers Welcome! 

When:        9:00 AM, Saturday, May 20, 2017
Where:       Town Hall, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY, 12518
Why:            To promote sun safety and annual skin exams. 
                      Proceeds go directly to fund Melanoma research and awareness. 
Cost:          $30 in advance /  $35 on race day
Race Registration:     SUN RUN™ Registration
About the Race:    The Melissa Fund SUN RUN™ is a timed, USATF certified/sanctioned 5k and 10k run/walk event for those participants interested in running. Non-running adults, teens, children, parents with strollers, and (child-friendly) dogs on leashes are all welcome to participate in the walking group. There will also be a short children's run right before the start time of the adult running group.

2017 SUN RUN RACE RESULTS: Click here
2016 SUN RUN RACE RESULTS: Click here
2015 SUN RUN RACE RESULTS:  Click here 
2014 SUN RUN RACE RESULTS:  Click here
2013 SUN RUN RACE RESULTS:  Click here
2012 SUN RUN™ RACE RESULTS:  Click here
2011 SUN RUN™ RACE RESULTS:  Click here

The Sun Run™ is a trademark of The Melissa K. Bambino Melanoma Foundation.