MRF Blog

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.

It Takes a Village - the Surgeon General's Call to Action

July 31, 2014 | Categories: News

Your voice is needed now more than ever before.

Guest Post: Justin Beiber & the Big Bang Theory

July 17, 2014 | Categories: Prevention
Justin Beiber may be saving lives with his hairdo.
 

Guest Post: What the FDA Tanning Announcement Means to Me

June 5, 2014 | Categories: News

Melanoma survivor Danielle Russo shares her thoughts on the tremendous FDA announcement about increasing regulations on indoor tanning beds.

Guest Post: Early Detection Can Save Your Life

May 13, 2014 | Categories: Prevention

Stage IV melanoma survivor Jamie Goldfarb writes about the importance of early detection.

Guest Post: No Such Thing as "Just a Volunteer"

May 5, 2014 | Categories: Causes

Our National Director of Volunteer Services, Mary Antonucci, writes: "We really couldn’t do the work we do without our dedicated volunteers. There isn’t a single aspect of our mission that doesn’t depend upon volunteers, in some capacity. Their value to the organization is immeasurable."

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Melanoma & Technology

March 31, 2014 | Categories: Diagnosis
Here at the MRF, we talk a lot about skin checks. The message is clear: if you see something that is different or changing, get it checked out.
 

Mission vs. Business

February 26, 2014 | Categories: Causes
I had coffee recently with a woman who has a family member with pediatric melanoma. “No one is doing anything about this,” she told me. No one has built a website for this group, no Facebook page exists for exchange of ideas and support, and no single source of information on this issue is available online. She spends hours every week talking with others like her, trying to answer their questions and offer some support and guidance. Her ask was simple—have the MRF help meet this need.
 

Guest Post: Running Against Melanoma

January 31, 2014 | Categories: Causes

The MRF's National Director of the Miles for Melanoma Program, Carolyn Edrington, shares her thoughts on charity running and the role it plays in making a difference in the fight against melanoma.

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