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Guest Blog: Nikki’s Concert for a Cure

October 10, 2018

Guest blog post by Chrissy Sorrells. In October of 2012, my little sister, Nikki, was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma and our lives were forever changed. This is her story: At the end of October 2012 – the week of October 21st to be e …



The MRF Congratulates 2018 Nobel Prize Recipients

October 1, 2018

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) extends its sincerest congratulations to James P. Allison, Ph.D. and Tasuku Honjo, MD, Ph.D, whose groundbreaking work in cancer immunotherapy has earned the Nobel Prize in Medicine. In the official announcement, …



It Takes a Village: the Mark Samitt 5k Run

September 27, 2018

Guest blog post by Gayle Samitt: My late husband, Mark Samitt, was a beloved family man, devoted friend, runner and successful business professional who died at age 52 in May 2015 after a long and valiant fight with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin …



MRF & MRA Commend Congress for $10 Million Melanoma Research Funding

September 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) commend the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for including $10 million in dedicated melanoma research funding in the Conference Agreement o …



Stop the Tanning Tax Repeal

September 14, 2018

Contact your lawmakers today! URGENT: The United States House of Representatives is currently considering a bill called the Save American Workers Act H.R. 3798. Included in this legislation is the repeal of the indoor tanning tax. This 10% tax was crea …