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Melanoma Awareness Month: A Doctor’s Perspective

May 7, 2021

Guest blog from Dr. Amy Wechsler, board-certified dermatologist and psychiatrist: When I was asked to write this blog post for the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) about melanoma, my aim was to raise awareness and focus on prevention. As a dermatolog …

Melanoma Awareness Month: The Evolution of Sun Safety Among Young Women

May 7, 2021

Guest blog from Rebecca Dreman, Miss America 1974 and stage IV melanoma survivor:  I have had a front row seat watching the evolution of sun safety among young women. When I was a contestant in the Miss America pageant, glowing, tan skin was the norm w …

Melanoma Awareness Month: A Mother and Daughter’s Journey through their Melanoma Diagnoses

May 7, 2021

Guest blog from Rachael Payne, a stage IIIb melanoma survivor and mother of Delilah-Anne, a spitzoid melanoma survivor:  My name is Rachael and I am 36 years old. I have two daughters: Delilah-Anne, five years old, and Annabelle, three years old. When …

Melanoma Awareness Month: The Creation of Steve’s Army

May 7, 2021

Guest blog from Steve Precker, stage IV melanoma survivor and founder of a top funding Miles for Melanoma team known as Steve’s Army:  In July 2019 I received the worst news: “You have melanoma.” I knew exactly what it was; having fair skin with freckl …

Melanoma Awareness Month – A Caregiver’s Perspective

May 3, 2021

Guest blog from Melissa Beisel, mother of Cassie Beisel who is the MRF’s Senior Advocacy Officer and the 2021 #GetNaked spokeswoman: “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy” – Leo F. Buscaglia. At the age of 32 and in th …