Raised of $100,000


About This Campaign

In memory of our friend and colleague Dan Anderson, Sam’s Club has partnered with the American Cancer Society to host Heroes of Hope, a virtual walking challenge kicking off January 11th and ending on February 7th. Sam’s Club encourages all associates to honor Dan and his courageous battle with cancer by participating in this virtual campaign. Teams representing each of the 600 Sam’s Club locations are challenged to venture on a 587 mile journey beginning in St. Louis, near Dan’s hometown, all the way to Heinz Field, home of Dan’s beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Melanoma Facts & Figures

Cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers.
Melanoma accounts for only about 1% of skin cancers but causes a large majority of skin cancer deaths.

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for melanoma in the United States for 2021 are:
About 100,350 new melanomas will be diagnosed (about 60,190 in men and 40,160 in women).
About 6,850 people are expected to die of melanoma (about 4,610 men and 2,240 women).


All individual participants who raise $30 or more will earn a commemorative Dan's Heroes of Hope Shirt. 


Participants will track their mileage throughout the month long period. You can track your mileage manually or by using one of the many GPS-enabled tracking systems via file upload.

1.  Click on Track Your Miles 
2.  Click Submit Your Results
3.  Look up your registration by name or email 
4.  Click Log Activities
5.  Input data & submit!

Miles can be logged daily,  retroactively for prior days and multiple days at a time. 

Track Your Miles Here

Top Individuals (3,995)

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Trina Friedlund

$2,238.00 raised of $100.00

Chuck Miller

$1,595.00 raised of $100.00

Shana DeSmit

$1,320.00 raised of $100.00

Matt Garcia

$775.00 raised of $100.00

Lynda Turner

$625.00 raised of $100.00

Top Teams (602)

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Club # 8123 - EVANSVILLE

$2,763.00 raised of $587.00

Club # 4969 - BENTONVILLE

$1,745.00 raised of $587.00

Club # 8274 - Houston

$1,615.00 raised of $587.00

Club # 4815 - Normal

$1,030.00 raised of $587.00

Club # 6568 - AMES

$890.00 raised of $587.00

Dan's Story

Dan Anderson passed away at the age of 45 after a courageous battle with melanoma. 


Dan began working for Sam's Club at the age of 19. Over his 26 years with Sam's he worked his way up the ranks and was the Club Manager of the Evansville, IN Sam's for 15 years. He then transferred to the St. Louis area and became the Market Manager over multiple locations.

During his time with Sam's he was awarded The Sam Walton Blue Coat for his dedication and service, among many other honors and awards. His Sam's Club family meant the world to him, and the family appreciates the care and support they have shown to Dan and the entire family.


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