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Cabana Cares: MRF Miles for Melanoma 5k Events Sponsorship

Founded by a melanoma survivor, Cabana Life is on a mission to help prevent skin cancer. We’re proud to be the Official Apparel Sponsor of the Melanoma Research Foundation's Miles for Melanoma events nationwide, helping raise money and awareness while providing free skin cancer screenings.

Miles for Melanoma

Miles for Melanoma is a series of 5K run/walks that allows participants to support and raise funds for the MRF by coming together in their community alongside fellow melanoma patients, survivors, caregivers and supporters. The races kick off this May in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month and will run through February 2024. 

We'll see you there! 

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Meet our Cabana Life founders & the Cabana crew at the Miles events around the country. Find us in our Cabana at each race to enjoy freebies & a personal shopping experience. 

Cabana Life founder & melanoma survivor, Melissa, will be attending the first race on Saturday, May 6th in Washington D.C. with fellow Cabana crew! Our co-founder, Alyssa, will be at the race in Boston/New England the following Saturday, May 13th. There will be more opportunities to shop & visit with at the Cabana at every event. We can't wait to see you and meet new people while supporting these amazing events! 

How To Register

Register now for a race near you under Team Cabana Life! If you are not local to any of the events, you can support from home and opt to race virtually in your own community. Grab some friends & host your own race around a nearby park! 

As a thank you for your participation, email a copy of your registration to for a special gift. 

P.S. Registration pages will open up 3 months in advance of the event. You can choose to walk or run, and they're always looking for more volunteers. Mark the date on your calendar to register & sign up!

Miles for Melanoma Shirt

All participants who register online for any of our in-person Miles for Melanoma events will receive an exclusive UPF 50+ long-sleeve sport shirt from Cabana Life. This top design featuring quintessential Cabana stripes, the MRF ribbon and, of course, 50+ UV Protection

Free Skin Checks

Our founder's melanoma was diagnosed through a routine skin check, which is why we always push the importance of them! Prevention & early detection are key in a sun safety routine. We are so excited to share that at the events on-site and complimentary skin screenings will be provided by certified dermatologists.

These events take place at parks and zoos so there are plenty of family-fun activities to enjoy while watching the race & supporting skin cancer awareness. 

What to Wear

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While all participants will receive the exclusive race shirt upon check in you need to complete the rest of your running/walking look (or watching from the sidelines!)

Our Long Sleeve Sport Zip Polos offer coverage and comfort with luxe UPF 50+ fabric and a functional zipper neck. This lightweight top features mesh underarms to make this piece very breathable for any activity. Available in a variety of limited-edition prints and signature solids. Pair with sun safe microfiber shorts (incudes built in swim panty) or leggings to complete the look! 

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For the spectators, we recommend any of our UPF 50+ styles, especially long sleeve options for extra protection! If you want to still stay sporty, check out our athletic dresses and skorts. Check out more from our Sport Collection.

And don't forget a hat! Baseball hats are always easy to throw on and push through your ponytail while one the run. Our new Lifeguard Hats are also a great option for their wide brim that offers optimal coverage. These hats not only shield your face and neck from harmful UV rays but are are also certified UPF 50+. 

About The Melanoma Research Foundation

The MRF is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. 

Committed to the support of medical research to develop effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. The MRF is a dedicated advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. The MRF’s website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers. More information is available at Find the MRF on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok.