News & Press


In Faith’s Words: Connecting with the OM Community

May 8, 2017

My name is Faith Hauss and in February of 2015 I was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in my left eye at the age of 42. As compared to other forms of cancer, and even the more common cutaneous (skin) melanoma, the outlook for those with this rare disease …



Melanoma Awareness Month and a New Look for the MRF

May 1, 2017

Dear Friends, Today marks the beginning of Melanoma Awareness Month, a time for our community to come together to educate others and support melanoma survivors and patients. Starting today, you will notice a change to the MRF logo. The MRF board and st …



MRF Statement on Sunscreen in Schools

April 20, 2017

Statement from the Melanoma Research Foundation Earlier this week, NBC’s Today Show ran an important story about the use of sunscreen in schools and the difficulty many parents have in getting schools to apply sunscreen to their children. The story is …



Take Action: Students Need Sunscreen at School

April 19, 2017

Yesterday, both the Today Show and NBC Nightly News broadcast stories about a disturbing prohibition of sunscreen in schools and the difficulty many parents have in ensuring their child is sun safe during the school day.    Update: May 16 – a …



#GetNaked in Times Square!

April 5, 2017

We are excited to announce that the MRF’s #GetNaked campaign for melanoma early detection is now being shared in one of the busiest locations in the world – Times Square! Located in the heart of New York City with over 300,000 visitors each …