Events

MRF & the Vice President's Cancer Moonshot Program

July 27, 2016 | Categories: Events, News
Last month I was invited to participate in a summit meeting for Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot program, the aim of which is to achieve 10 years of progress in fighting cancer in only five years. Already this initiative has resulted in significant new collaborations and synergies, and I want to share a few details with you:
 

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. 

In Linda's Words: 5th Annual CURE OM Eyes on a Cure Symposium

March 24, 2016 | Categories: Events, Patient Stories
Melanoma has been a part of my life since 2004. November 2004 I was diagnosed with Stage I cutaneous (skin) melanoma and in January 2008 I was diagnosed with ocular melanoma (OM). In March 2008 I had plaque brachytherapy treatment to treat the tumor in my eye.

In Amy's Words: Despicable Melanoma - My Minions at Universal Studios

March 17, 2016 | Categories: Diagnosis, Events, Patient Stories
Six years ago I noticed a dark line in my finger nail that continued to worsen over the course of the year. After my nail started lifting from the nail bed, I went to see my dermatologist where I was told I had nothing to worry about. I decided to seek out a second opinion where the reaction was, "I am sure it's fine, but we can do a biopsy if you'd like." I was diagnosed with acral melanoma two weeks later on April 18, 2011. I was only 25.

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.

Julie & Amelia - #GivingTuesday 2015

November 25, 2015 | Categories: Events, Patient Stories
#GivingTuesday is Tuesday, December 1, 2015! Join Julie and Amelia in Supporting the MRF.
 

Guest Post: 4th Annual CURE OM’s Eye on a Cure Symposium

March 27, 2015 | Categories: Events

Meeting summary written by By Esther Damaser, Ph.D., ocular melanoma survivor and CURE OM Patient Steering Committee member.

A Global Effort Against Melanoma

December 19, 2014 | Categories: Events, News

In November, the MRF convened an international group of melanoma patient advocates with the goal of advancing the global fight against this disease.

Fighting Dirty

February 8, 2012 | Categories: Events, News, Policy, Prevention, Research

I read the report from Congress’ House Energy and Commerce Committee with great interest.  They used interns to call 300 tanning salons—at least 3 in each state and the District of Columbia—and asked salon staff questions about tanning safety.  Presenting themselves as a 16 year old girl with blond hair and fair skin, they asked if tanning was dangerous and how much they could tan.