Become an MRF Advocate

When you become an MRF Advocate, you help us raise the public profile of melanoma and empower others to take action on key issues. Let your voice be heard! Here’s how:

Make it personal

Help change the landscape for melanoma by personally telling your Congressional delegation how they can combat the fastest growing cancer in the United States. To find the name and contact information for your Senators and Representatives, visit Congress.org.

The Legislative Priorities (key asks) for Fiscal 2013 are:

  • DoD-Funded Melanoma Research - Support $10 million for DoD funded melanoma research in the Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations bill AND support continued funding for DoD's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) in Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations bill
  • National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute-funded Melanoma Research - Support inclusion of Melanoma-specific language under NCI in Fiscal 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill AND support $32 billion for NIH in Fiscal 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Skin Cancer Prevention Activities - Support $5 million for CDC's Skin Cancer Prevention activities in Fiscal 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill
  • Tanning and Food and Drug Administration's Regulation of Tanning Beds - (For House of Representatives) Co-sponsor H.R. 1676, the Tanning Bed Cancer control Act AND (For Senators) Consider introducing and supporting a Senate-version of H.R. 1676

Whether you choose to send a fax, e-mail or make a phone call is up to you. The most important thing is that they hear from you. 

For more information, and to request an MRF Advocacy Toolkit, contact volunteer@melanoma.org.