Defeat Melanoma Supports Don’t Quit: The Joe Roth Story

In 1976, the top three college football players in the nation were Ricky Bell, Tony Dorsett and a tall, handsome, golden-haired quarterback from California named Joe Roth. During the National Football League’s 1977 draft, Bell and Dorsett ended up being the first two overall picks. Roth, however, went undrafted. But he didn’t have a poor Wonderlic score. He didn’t have any major physical injuries, nor was he wrapped-up in any controversial scandal. Roth wasn’t drafted for the NFL because he died thirty-four days after he threw his last pass in a college game, at the hand’s of skin cancer’s deadliest form — melanoma.

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Melanoma Action Coalition (MAC) Is Formed

The Melanoma Action Coalition (MAC) announced its formation today to mobilize melanoma foundations and the community at large into a cohesive organization to combat melanoma through prevention, awareness and research. With strength in numbers and utilizing unique skill sets in public relations, advertising, public policy and consumer behavior, MAC will be a formidable force in the cause of preventing death from melanoma.

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