"Six years ago I was at a friend’s lake house. His mom saw a mole, and she said I needed to get in to see a dermatologist ASAP. They took the mole off and diagnosed it as melanoma. At that point, they referred me to MD Anderson. Everyone has been pleasant, helpful, trying to do whatever they can to make your stay easier. It’s really hard to put a value on that.
I started the Oilfield Melanoma Moon Shot Fund to see if I could involve my company, my friends, organizations that I belong to. I hope that because of this fund and other donations we’ll have a cure or a preventive for melanoma."