Running the race to victory
Not only did he start the Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation while he was battling melanoma, he also founded the Block the Sun Run, just three months before he succumbed to the deadly cancer. On more than one occasion, the sun has peaked through on a rainy day, just as the BTSR is beginning. This, among many memories of Andy, reminds us all of the wonderful young man he was and the importance of carrying on his mission.
Andy was an all around athlete who loved the outdoors, so it feels perfectly right to complete a 5k to honor him and raise money for melanoma research. Proceeds from the BTSR go towards our annual contribution to MD Anderson Cancer Center, where Andy received treatment, and towards other melanoma research.