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In Faith's Words: Connecting with the OM Community

May 8, 2017 | Categories: Events, Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

My name is Faith Hauss and in February of 2015 I was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in my left eye at the age of 42. As compared to other forms of cancer, and even the more common cutaneous (skin) melanoma, the outlook for those with this rare disease can feel devastating to say the least, with as many as of 50% of patients succumbing to the cancer.

Melanoma Awareness Month and a New Look for the MRF

May 1, 2017 | Categories: News

Dear Friends,

Today marks the beginning of Melanoma Awareness Month, a time for our community to come together to educate others and support melanoma survivors and patients. Starting today, you will notice a change to the MRF logo. The MRF board and staff felt that now, our 21st year, was the perfect opportunity to update our logo to better reflect who we are and where we are going as an organization. 

Take Action: Students Need Sunscreen at School

April 19, 2017 | Categories: News, Policy, Prevention

Yesterday, both the Today Show and NBC Nightly News broadcast stories about a disturbing prohibition of sunscreen in schools and the difficulty many parents have in ensuring their child is sun safe during the school day. 

#GetNaked in Times Square!

April 5, 2017 | Categories: Events, News

We are excited to announce that the MRF’s #GetNaked campaign for melanoma early detection is now being shared in one of the busiest locations in the world – Times Square! Located in the heart of New York City with over 300,000 visitors each day, this is an amazing opportunity to increase melanoma awareness and share the life-saving importance of early detection.

Take Action: Stop the NIH Budget Cuts

March 21, 2017 | Categories: News, Policy, Research

The newly proposed federal budget would cut $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget in fiscal year (FY) 2018, which would be a crippling blow to the scientific community.

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.

In J.B.'s Words: A Face of Mucosal Melanoma

January 27, 2017 | Categories: Patient Stories, Types of Melanoma

J.B. Ward is one of the 1% of melanoma patients with mucosal melanoma. She and the MRF have partnered to raise money for an educational video of mucosal melanoma patients to educate others about this extremely agressive cancer. Click here to learn more about and contribute to her efforts to help stop this especially deadly melanoma.

Support CURE OM with DIFF & Joelle Fletcher

November 22, 2016 | Categories: News

The MRF’s CURE OM initiative is proud to announce a partnership with DIFF Charitable Eyewear and former star of The Bachelorette,

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