On September 13, 2015 DAOPM will be teaming up with the Pennsylvania Dermatology Physician Assistant Society (PDPA) for the 3RD Annual “Miles for Moody” 5k and Fun Walk. The event will be held at North Penn High School in Lansdale, PA at 8:30 AM. Joe Moody was an avid runner, reputable teacher and father of three who was first diagnosed with an early stage of melanoma in 2009. Without warning, the melanoma recurred over a year later and spread to other parts of the body. Moody lost his battle to cancer on May 7, 2012 at the age of 43, but his family continues to, “…fight against this awful disease and [are] attempting to prevent other families from walking that difficult path.” Proceeds from the race fund melanoma research at the Abramson Cancer Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Organization, which helps families with their cancer journey. Please join us in supporting research for melanoma treatments, building awareness of early signs and prevention. If you’re interested in registering or want to learn more, visit Miles for Moody. Early detection is an important way to further combat skin cancer. DAOPM’s Physician Assistant, Amy Jones, who ran in the first event, decided last year to use her knowledge to help others by performing full body checks during the race, along with Amy Smith, another Physician Assistant and member of PDPA. Amy and the PDPA team will be conducting full body skin checks again this year. We hope to see you there!