News & Press


The MRF Announces Kyleigh LiPira as CEO

January 9, 2018

Today, the board of directors of the Melanoma Research Foundation announced Kyleigh LiPira, MBA as the MRF’s new Chief Executive Officer. LiPira was promoted from her position as Chief Development Officer. “Kyleigh is a dynamic, strategic l …



Make a Difference with Wayne and the MRF

December 19, 2017

Guest blog post by melanoma survivor and MRF volunteer advocate, Wayne Conners: Much of the time, people begin their melanoma stories something like this: “In March 2015, when my dermatologist called to tell me I had melanoma, I was stunned. My s …



2017 Miles for Melanoma Top Fundraisers

December 19, 2017

As we cross the finish line for the 2017 season, the MRF's Miles for Melanoma team is reminded of the wonderful memories, powerful experiences and dedicated individuals and teams we met at events across the country this year. From Boston to San Die …



#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 …