Melanoma Awareness Toolkit
The MRF offers free resources for your educational, fundraising and awareness efforts around melanoma. Below are the materials we have to offer at this time. To order our free materials, submit your request here! Please allow approximately 2 weeks for your order to be packaged and shipped.
- Bookmark: A general education and awareness handout appropriate for most ages. Great to hand out at schools, health fairs, 5k races, etc.
- "Who is the Most Likely to Spot YOUR Melanoma?" (AKA the 'mirror' piece): A general education and awareness brochure appropriate for most ages. Great to hand out at schools, health fairs, 5k races, etc.
- Sunscreen: What Do I Need to Know?: A 5x7" postcard that answers six commonly asked questions regarding sunscreen, sunscreen safety and SPF.
- Truth about Tanning postcard: A 5x7" postcard that answers some common myths of tanning, tanning beds and melanoma statistics. The back side is a small version of the Take a Stand, Don't Tan poster.
- Get Involved insert: A front and back detailed insert on ways to get involved with the MRF and engage with the melanoma community. Great for fundraising and awareness events where individuals may be interested in becoming a MRF volunteer and advocate.
- Just Diagnosed...Now What?: An educational piece for newly diagnosed patients. Perfect for dermatology and oncology offices that diagnose melanoma.
- Caregiver Support Guide: A 20-page booklet on how to take care of yourself while also taking care of your loved one. Helpful for anyone stepping into a caregiver role for someone with melanoma. A special thanks goes out to the many MPIP members and other caregivers who helped us develop this guide.
- 5 Facts About Tanning and Sun Safety poster: A large, 2x3' poster on sun safety and melanoma prevention. Great, large poster to hang up in school hallways, nurse's offices, classrooms, health fair booths, etc. (The poster can also be printed at home as a handout.)
- Take a Stand, Don't Tan! poster: A large, 2x3' poster promoting the MRF's Take a Stand, Don't Tan campaign. Great, large poster to hang up in school hallways, nurse's offices, classrooms, health fair booths, etc. Designed to be used with the pledge sheet below. (The poster can also be printed at home as a handout.)
- Pathways to a Cure Brochure: Informational brochure on the key areas of the MRF’s mission – research, education and advocacy. Perfect for health fairs, 5k races, melanoma fundraisers, etc.
- CURE OM Brochure: Informational brochure on the MRF's initiative on ocular melanoma.
These items can be downloaded and printed at home. The MRF does not have these items available on the materials order form but you are highly encouraged to use them.
- It's a Fact Sheet: A general education and awareness handout appropriate for most ages. Perfect for schools, health fairs, 5k races, etc.
- Guide to Self-Screening: A guide on how to perform monthly self-skin exams.
- ABCDEs of Melanoma: Learn the ABCDEs of melanoma - the characteristics that most dermatologists use to help identify melanomas. Perfect for schools and doctor's offices.
- MaryAnn PSA: This PSA was used in New York's Times Square as an awareness campaign. It can be printed in several different sizes. Great for schools and health fairs.
- Take a Stand, Don't Tan! pledge sheet: The MRF's Take a Stand, Don't Tan! Pledge can be taken using this form, or it can be done online. This form is designed to accompany both of the posters above and can be distributed as part of a classroom or school effort to increase awareness around the dangers of tanning, tanning beds and melanoma. Great for upcoming events like spring break and prom.