How to Help
Together We Can
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) Advocacy Program is a platform for those affected by melanoma to share their voice and transform melanoma care. Whether you are a patient, caregiver, survivor, healthcare professional or partner, YOU play a critical role in the advancement of better outcomes for the over one million Americans living with melanoma and their loved ones.
Current Advocacy Issues
The MRF is dedicated to working with lawmakers on federal, state and local levels for increased melanoma research funding for all types of melanoma including, mucosal, ocular and pediatric, improved access to quality care, CDC’s skin cancer prevention activities, preserving indoor tanning tax, age restricted indoor tanning, access to sunscreen in schools and more.
Become an Advocate
Join the MRF’s national network of advocates and stay up-to-date on issues impacting the melanoma community, invitations to participate clinical trial feedback sessions and more…
YOU have the power to make a difference by contacting your lawmakers and speaking out on key issues that are impacting the over one million Americans impacted by melanoma.
Find up-to-date information and track the progress of proposed legislation affecting the melanoma community in your state, city and county.
Take a Course
Interested in learning more about advocacy and how you can make an impact on today’s most pressing issues? Visit the MRF’s Education Institute to find a course that interests you!
Attend an Advocacy Event
The MRF offers a host of advocacy events. Whether its attending a policy briefing, an FDA listening session or attending the MRF’s Annual Advocacy Summit and Hill Day, there is a way to help make an impact on the issues affecting the melanoma community.
Take Advocacy Globally
The MRF’s Global Coalition for Melanoma Patient Advocacy brings together organizations from across the globe to address important issues impacting the melanoma community worldwide.
Meet Our Advocates
MRF advocates act as a voice for the millions of people impacted by melanoma. Many of our advocates are patients or caring for those living with melanoma. Get to know some MRF advocates: how they got involved and why the work they do is so important to them.
Partners in Advocacy
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) Advocacy Program is happy to collaborate with partners to advance new and innovative science, policy and regulations benefiting the melanoma community.