Causes

Rare Disease Day: Ross's Story

February 26, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Events, Patient Stories, Policy, Types of Melanoma

Guest blog post from April Muhlbauer, MRF advocate and mother of a 13-year-old pediatric melanoma warrior.

“I didn’t know anything about melanoma or skin cancer before I got it. I didn’t think I would ever get cancer. I want kids and adults to be aware and know about skin cancer so they can do things to prevent it from happening to them. I want people to know about my cancer and learn from it to protect themselves.”
- Ross Muhlbauer, 13

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 13, 2018 | Categories: Causes

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and for many people it is an opportunity to cherish the friends, partners, families and loved ones who are, were and forever will be tied to our hearts. Whether you prefer Valentine’s Day to be a big production, a quiet night at home or just another Wednesday, here are some ideas to help you make the most of it:

Make a Difference with Wayne and the MRF

December 19, 2017 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories, Treatment

Wayne ConnersGuest blog post by melanoma survivor and MRF volunteer advocate, Wayne Conners:

#EyeGetDilated: William Karp

November 15, 2017 | Categories: Causes, Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

Guest blog post by OM survivor and #EyeGetDilated advocate, William Karp:

In Melissa's Words: Why I Support the MRF

March 8, 2017 | Categories: Causes, Events, Patient Stories

There are four words that no one can prepare you for in life.

When I was 31 years old I found a small lump on the left side of my neck. Two doctors and many friends and family told me it was nothing. My body and my mind were telling me otherwise. Unfortunately, I was right.

Summer's Story: The Need for an OM Patient Registry

August 24, 2016 | Categories: Causes, Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories, Research

Summer shares her ocular melanoma story and why she joined the #CUREOM Unite! campaign to support the development of a national ocular melanoma patient registry.

Meet Kayla, 9, Miles for Melanoma Denver's Top Fundraiser!

July 15, 2016 | Categories: Causes, Events
Each year, Kayla Jensen, 9, looks forward to the trip she and her family make from Lewistown, Montana, to Denver, Colorado, for the annual Miles for Melanoma 5k run/walk. There Kayla meets up with her team Becky’s Buddies, of which she has been a dedicated member since she was seven years old. Along with her teammates, Kayla works hard to raise critically-needed funding to fight the cancer that took her Aunt Becky’s life three years ago when Becky was just 32 years old. 

Taking Ed's Melanoma Fight to Capitol Hill

February 22, 2016 | Categories: Causes, Events

I was first diagnosed with melanoma in 1996. Thanks to my primary care doctor, who identified an irregular mole on my back during a routine physical, and my dermatologist, Dr. Glenn Fuchs, who biopsied then removed the mole, it was identified very early and the melanoma was considered in situ. Every 4 to 6 months since, I visit Dr.

Moses - #GivingTuesday 2015

December 1, 2015 | Categories: Causes

#GivingTuesday is almost over but it’s not too late to give a gift to the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) to help stop melanoma in its path. Christy and Dan share why they support the MRF and their fellow pediatric melanoma families.

Carola - #GivingTuesday 2015

December 1, 2015 | Categories: Causes
Today is #GivingTuesday! Read why Carola Supports the MRF.
 
Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in the world. Today, however, people across the globe stand together to fight back. With your #GivingTuesday gift to the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), you will help bring new treatment options, and, eventually, a cure, to people fighting this cancer.  
 

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