MRF's Advocacy Initiatives

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) acts as an advocate for the melanoma community to raise public awareness of this deadly cancer and the need for a cure.

The MRF also works diligently with government at the local, state and federal levels to increase federal funding for melanoma research and skin cancer prevention programs through:

The MRF is a proud member of the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, and encourages everyone to participate in their annual Don't Fry Day campaign.

The MRF is also a member of the Public Access to Sunscreen Coalition (PASS), lobbying Congress to put pressure on the FDA to improve processes for approving sunscreen ingredients that have been safely used, and on the European Market for over 10 years.

Learn more about the aspects of the MRF’s advocacy work and how you can get involved in:

Key Issues

The MRF focuses on several key issues at the local and national levels, including tanning legislation, access to clinical trials, and funding for clinical research on melanoma.

Special Initiatives

Raising awareness of the dangers of tanning and the importance of early detection of melanoma

Melanoma Messengers

The Messengers are the MRF’s Community Advocates for Awareness. By volunteering with the MRF as a Melanoma Messenger, you can spread the message about melanoma to your community. The MRF has several ways to get involved.