About Us

Meet the MRF

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. The MRF is an active advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. The MRF’s website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers.

Mission Statement

To eradicate melanoma by accelerating medical RESEARCH while EDUCATING to and ADVOCATING for the melanoma community.

Latest News

Rep. Kelly Cassidy: We Are Far From Done
Guest blog post by Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy, a melanoma caregiver, survivor and recipient of a 2019 MRF Courage Read more.
Ruby’s Story: Fighting Melanoma as a Family
Guest blog post by Ali Thackeray, mother to six-year-old pediatric melanoma fighter, Ruby, and member of the Pediatric Melanoma Parent Read more.
My name is Amanda Sisco…
For me, being an advocate is more than going to events or signing petitions and making calls. Being an advocate Read more.
My name is Susanne Milne…
“It is my job to take care of and manage your cancer; your job is to live your life to Read more.

Meet Our Team

The MRF is led by a dedicated staff, Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committee united in a common mission: to bring about a world without melanoma. Meet our team: