MRF Blog

Julie & Amelia - #GivingTuesday 2015

November 25, 2015 | Categories: Events, Patient Stories
#GivingTuesday is Tuesday, December 1, 2015! Join Julie and Amelia in Supporting the MRF.

Guest Post: Dr. Sacks, Ocular Melanoma and Gratitude

November 12, 2015 | Categories: Patient Stories

Ocular melanoma survivor Anne Marie Montijo reflects on the passing of Dr. Oliver Sacks and her own goal to live each day with a spirit of gratitude.

#CUREOM Unite! - Thank You!

October 30, 2015 | Categories: News

The results are in and #CUREOM Unite! was a tremendous success! Thank you to everyone who gave so generously to this campaign to further patient-centered ocular melanoma (OM) research!

Guest Post: Dr. Richard Carvajal - #CUREOM Unite!

October 14, 2015 | Categories: Causes

For the last decade, Dr. Richard Carvajal has dedicated his career to the research and treatment of rare cancers like ocular melanoma (OM) and understands the need for more funding to drive research breakthroughs in the field.

Guest Post: Connie's Story

October 6, 2015 | Categories: Causes

Guest blogger Connie Popp shares her experience as an ocular melanoma caregiver, advocate and participant in Miles for Melanoma in support of the CURE OM Unite! campaign.

Guest Post: Why I Fight

August 28, 2015 | Categories: Patient Stories

Guest blogger Frank Nichols shares his story as an ocular melanoma patient, advocate and participant in Miles for Melanoma NYC.

Guest Post: Why I #GetNaked for Melanoma Awareness

May 21, 2015 | Categories: Causes
Hi, I'm Nicole Serraiocco. I'm a wife, a mother of 3 children and an IRONMAN. Completing the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile marathon was the greatest physical undertaking of my life, but it pales in comparison with the real reason why I took on this incredibly difficult challenge.

Guest Post: 4th Annual CURE OM’s Eye on a Cure Symposium

March 27, 2015 | Categories: Events

Meeting summary written by By Esther Damaser, Ph.D., ocular melanoma survivor and CURE OM Patient Steering Committee member.

Caregiver Fatigue: How to Avoid Burning Out

January 6, 2015 | Categories: Causes

Providing care to a sick loved one is a centuries-old act of kindness and loyalty. There is comfort in knowing that your loved one is receiving the best possible care and relationships are often strengthened by this new kind of intimacy. The benefits of caregiving are clear, but what about the toll it can take? 

A Global Effort Against Melanoma

December 19, 2014 | Categories: Events, News

In November, the MRF convened an international group of melanoma patient advocates with the goal of advancing the global fight against this disease.