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Moses - #GivingTuesday 2015

December 1, 2015 | Categories: Causes

#GivingTuesday is almost over but it’s not too late to give a gift to the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) to help stop melanoma in its path. Christy and Dan share why they support the MRF and their fellow pediatric melanoma families.

Carola - #GivingTuesday 2015

December 1, 2015 | Categories: Causes
Today is #GivingTuesday! Read why Carola Supports the MRF.
 
Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in the world. Today, however, people across the globe stand together to fight back. With your #GivingTuesday gift to the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), you will help bring new treatment options, and, eventually, a cure, to people fighting this cancer.  
 

Sheila - #GivingTuesday 2015

November 30, 2015 | Categories: Causes
#GivingTuesday is TOMORROW! Join Sheila in Supporting the MRF.
 
#GivingTuesday is in less than 24 hours! Your tax-deductible gift received on #GivingTuesday will help bring exciting research and treatment advances to those battling melanoma, as well as expand efforts to prevent future diagnoses.
 
Read why Sheila will support the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) on #GivingTuesday:
 

Graham - #GivingTuesday 2015

November 30, 2015 | Categories: Causes
#GivingTuesday is TOMORROW, December 1! Join Graham in Supporting the MRF.
 

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 #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.
 

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? 

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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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.
 

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