melanoma

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.

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.

Guest Post: A Promise to My Daughter

January 6, 2014 | Categories: Prevention

Our Education Program Manager Shelby Moneer writes, “I'd always heard that 'everything changes when you have a baby.' While I expected that to be true, I never thought I would be impacted in so many ways by the presence of a little, blue-eyed, chubby-cheeked baby girl named Ava."

Guest Post: Not Pretty? No Problem. Buy a Tan!

November 14, 2013 | Categories: Prevention

Our National Director of Volunteer Services, Mary Antonucci, writes: "How’s this for a business strategy— take the fact some women tend to suffer from low self-esteem, particularly when it comes to their appearance, find out when women are likely to be feeling the worst about themselves, then launch an advertising campaign for beauty products meant to make people feel more attractive during those times!"

Government Shutdown - Essential Personnel

October 3, 2013 | Categories: News

For the first time in 2 decades, the U.S. government has shut down. Media have focused a great deal of attention on the closure of national parks and restrictions to veterans’ benefits. In social media, the outrage over the National Zoo’s “Panda Cam” has run high. Yet, the impact this shutdown will have on the health of Americans, and particularly those with cancer, is largely being overlooked.

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