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#EyeGetDilated: Alina Itkis

December 8, 2017

#EyeGetDilated because… I want to continue exploring the world with my mom. I know this statement may not exactly make sense, so let me explain. Guest blog post by OM caregiver, CURE OM Steering Committee member and #EyeGetDilated advocate Alina Itkis: …



In J.B.’s Words: A Face of Mucosal Melanoma

November 30, 2017

J.B. Ward is one of the 1% of melanoma patients with mucosal melanoma. Together, J.B., the MRF and the mucosal melanoma community have launched a mucosal melanoma fundraising campaign with proceeds used to create #OutoftheShadows, an educational v …



#EyeGetDilated: Deborah Smith

November 22, 2017

Guest blog post by OM survivor and #EyeGetDilated advocate, Deborah Smith: I am Deborah Smith from Georgia and I have a Class II choroidal melanoma tumor. My walk with cancer has been quite a journey so far. I went to my ophthalmologist complaining of …



#EyeGetDilated: William Karp

November 15, 2017

Guest blog post by OM survivor and #EyeGetDilated advocate, William Karp: My OM journey began so quietly that I didn't know I was even on a journey. For a long time, I had been noticing that the vision in my left eye was becoming a little cloudy. I …



Near Life Experiences

October 25, 2017

Ocular melanoma survivor and 2017 MRF Courage Award recipient Aaron Davis on the importance of “near life experiences.” Aaron Davis is a marketing professional, avid bicycle racer, father to six and an ocular melanoma (OM) survivor. In recognition of t …