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How to Help


Join MRF CEO, Kyleigh LiPira and Legacy of Progress Endowment Fund Founders as they share the immense value of this initiative.

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An endowment provides donors with a profound opportunity to truly make a lasting impact on the lives of melanoma patients for generations to come. By generously contributing to the MRF’s Legacy of Progress Endowment Fund, you are empowering us to amplify our investments in critical research grants and initiatives. This support will enable us to engage in a dedicated and sustained effort to tackle some of the most daunting medical challenges associated with melanoma, fostering new collaborations in the field.

Your funds, entrusted to our Legacy of Progress Endowment Fund, are managed with utmost care, employing conservative and professional expertise overseen by the MRF’s diligent Investment Committee. Each year, a portion of the endowment’s income is directed toward bolstering the MRF’s peer-reviewed research grant program. This program is spearheaded by a highly accomplished team of esteemed melanoma clinician-scientists, ensuring that your contribution is strategically utilized to advance our shared mission. Your support isn’t just an investment; it’s a promise of a brighter, melanoma-free future.

Your Gift

There are multiple ways to contribute to this historic campaign. Whether through a one-time donation, a monthly commitment, or a legacy gift, your support will have a lasting impact on the lives of melanoma patients and their families. Every dollar you contribute will fuel the advancements we
desperately need, bringing us one step closer to a world without melanoma.

Additionally, as a Legacy of Progress Endowment Fund donor, you will become a member of our Legacy Society, a special group of individuals who have made a commitment to shape the future of melanoma research through their generous planned gifts. Membership in the Legacy Society provides exclusive opportunities for engagement, updates on the impact of your support and recognition for your dedication to advancing our mission.

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Our Mission

Melanoma continues to pose a growing global health challenge. US incidence rates are on the rise with nearly 187,000 Americans of all ages and backgrounds expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year. The consequences of this disease are far-reaching, affecting not only the individuals diagnosed but their families and communities as well. By backing the Legacy of Progress Endowment Fund, you have a unique opportunity to be a part of something truly groundbreaking—a chance to leave a lasting impact on the lives of those affected by melanoma.

The Legacy of Progress Endowment Fund seeks to establish will serve as a lifeline, providing vital funding to accelerate innovative research efforts. These efforts are focused on unraveling the mysteries of all types of melanomas including the rare subtypes, from its causes to prevention, early detection and treatment. Your support will drive pioneering scientific studies and fuel critical clinical trials. Together, we can push the boundaries of what’s possible, leading to improved outcomes for patients battling this disease. The Legacy of Progress Endowment fund is a promise of progress, a lifeline to those in need and a legacy of compassion for future generations.

Contact Information

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For more information on how to make a gift to the endowment please contact:

Liz Reilly
Senior Development Officer – Endowment and Planned Giving
[email protected]   |   702-743-2295