The MRF is proud to raise awareness and educate the public with the following campaigns:
GetNaked is the MRF's newest public awareness campaign aimed at detecting melanoma early - when it is the most treatable. GetNaked in front of the mirror and take a closer look at your skin. Learn how to perform a skin self-exam - and if you see something funny or different, make an appointment with a dermatologist. Not sure where to start? Click here for tips!
Mark the SPOT!
Mark the SPOT! is an educational program to create awareness among the stylist community on spotting unusual moles or lesions during the routine styling process. The mission is to empower stylists to SAY something if they SEE something.
Don't Fry Day
The MRF is a Core Member of The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP). Every year, the NCSCP designates the Friday before Memorial Day as "Don't Fry Day" to raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and to encourage everyone to protect their skin as they head outdoors to kick off the summer season. Click here to learn more about Don't Fry Day.
Cosmopolitan Practice Safe Sun
Help Cosmopolitan magazine and the Melanoma Research Foundation practice safe sun and fight skin cancer! To get your bracelet, click here. You will receive one bracelet for each $10 gift or three for $25.
DIFF Charitable Eyewear
During the month of November, our partners at DIFF Charitable Eyewear have committed their support to the MRF's CURE OM initiative. Each day leading up to Giving Tuesday (November 29), DIFF will share the story of someone from our CURE OM community who has faced ocular melanoma as a patient, survivor or caregiver. By telling their stories, CURE OM and DIFF seek to raise awareness of OM and the importance of including a dilated eye exam in your yearly wellness routine. On Giving Tuesday, DIFF will make a donation to the MRF's CURE OM initiative to support our work against OM and on behalf of those affected by the disease.
Take a Stand, Don’t Tan
You might think of a tan as a “healthy glow,” but did you know there is no such thing as a “safe” or “healthy” tan? That fake bake from indoor tanning can give you pre-mature wrinkles and skin cancer – including melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.
Our Take a Stand, Don't Tan poster would look great in your classroom, school or doctor's office! Request free copies by placing your order for our educational materials here. Students in your school may also be interested in Taking the Pledge to avoid tanning in the sun and in tanning beds. In addition:
- Learn the truth about tanning
- Witness the physical impact of melanoma by looking through our melanoma scar gallery
- Get involved in the fight against melanoma
Our advocates are also working tirelessly to change public perception of tanning and sun safety, and to urge city, state and federal decision makers to regulate indoor tanning devices.
Check Me Out!
Research shows that patients, not doctors, are most likely to spot melanoma. The Melanoma Research Foundation encourages you to thoroughly check your skin each month for moles that are new, changing or different than other spots on your body. Our educational piece, "Who is the Most Likely to Spot Your Melanoma?", is a great tool for promoting monthly self-skin exams. If you are interested in helping us spread the word, you can request our free educational materials here.