News & Press


#EyeGetDilated: Stephanie L.

November 13, 2019

Guest blog post by Stephanie Lyznick, OM advocate and captain of Team Frank CURE OM Squad, walking in memory of her brother-in-law, Frank Nichols: My name is Stephanie Lyznick and I first learned of ocular melanoma in February of 2011 when my brother-i …



#EyeGetDilated: Roger Z.

November 6, 2019

Guest blog post by Roger Z., OM advocate and an ocular melanoma “caregiver warrior”: Our journey together began during the summer of 2008. Back then, Chad and I both danced at the same country bar and had several friends in common, but we had never met …



#EyeGetDilated: Lindsay Z.

November 1, 2019

Guest blog post by Lindsay Zubeck, MRF Courage Award recipient and #EyeGetDilated advocate: It never occurred to me that I should see an eye doctor – I was blessed with 20/20 vision. You only see an eye doctor if you need glasses, right? At the age of …



MRF & MRA Commend the Senate Appropriations Committee for Supporting $20 Million for Defense-Funded Melanoma Research

September 24, 2019

      WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2019 – The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) commend the Senate Appropriations Committee for including $20 million for Department of Defense (DoD)-funded melan …



Clara’s Story: Advocating for Your Child’s Health

September 23, 2019

Guest blog post by Andrea Smith, mother of pediatric melanoma survivor Clara and member of the MRF’s Pediatric Melanoma Parent Steering Committee: In early 2017, Clara (then 15 months old) had what looked like a small pimple form on her lower calf. The …