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:
- Defense Department's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
- National Cancer Institute (NCI)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SunWise Program
Learn more about the aspects of the MRF’s advocacy work and how you can get involved in:
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.
Raising awareness of the dangers of tanning and the importance of early detection of melanoma
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.