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2020 Spring Events Rescheduled

Following guidance from public health officials and in response to the evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, recently the Melanoma Research Foundation made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone all public events scheduled for April and May. The health and well-being of our community members, staff and volunteers will always be our top priority, but we understand the importance of being able to come together, share our stories, celebrate our heroes and support one another. For that reason, the MRF is excited to announce that the postponed events have now been rescheduled and registrations, tickets and sponsorship opportunities are again available. We look forward to welcoming our friends and partners at:


The 9th Annual Denver Gala will now be on August 6, 2020. The Chicago Gala and New York City Gala (tickets available soon!) will proceed as scheduled.

Visit the Galas page to learn more about tickets, sponsorship opportunities and other ways to get involved with the upcoming 2020 Galas.



Miles for Melanoma

The Miles for Melanoma DC 5k will be on July 11, 2020.

The Miles for Melanoma New England 5k will be on June 20, 2020.

The Miles for Melanoma Memphis 5k will be on August 15, 2020.

All other run/walks will proceed as scheduled. View the entire 2020 run/walk calendar and register on the Miles for Melanoma page.


Patient Symposia:

The CURE OM Symposium will now be November 20-22, 2020. Registration and lodging information will be available soon.

The Columbus, OH Patient Symposium will be postponed with alternate arrangements confirmed in the near future.

The Philadelphia, PA Patient Symposium will be live-streamed on the original date (May 8, 2020).

The Patient and Caregiver Meetings in Chapel Hill, NC and Los Angeles, CA are cancelled and will return in 2021. All other symposia will proceed as scheduled. Visit the Patient & Caregivers Meetings page to see all of the upcoming patient meetings and conferences held throughout the United States.

Thank you to the planning committee members, volunteers and event organizers for helping to make these arrangements so quickly, and to the entire MRF community for your patience and flexibility. We look forward to seeing you all at an upcoming event!