October 9, 2011 marks the first NFL game dedicated to Melanoma Prevention. The Jacksonville Jaguars have teamed up with the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) to spread the word on skin cancer prevention and detection.
The MRF is the largest independent, national organization devoted to melanoma whose mission is to Research, Educate and Advocate. They are helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure.
You can support the MRF by attending the game on October 9th where the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Cincinnati Bengals at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. A portion from each ticket sale will go directly to the Melanoma Research Foundation. Discount tickets can be purchased through the MRF website for $40, $45 or $50 and include a free souvenir t-shirt.
If you go, bring your enthusiasm, sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, sun protective clothing and sunglasses. EverBank Field is an outdoor stadium and UV rays are present, even on a cloudy day.