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25th Anniversary: Building Hope Since 1996

January 13, 2021

Guest blog post from Jeff Ashby, late husband of the MRF’s founder, Diana Ashby:  The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) officially started in 1996 by Diana Merriweather Ashby with a goal of giving hope to melanoma patients and family members. Diana su …

The Size of a Pea – My Melanoma Story

December 17, 2020

Guest blog post from Ellen Errico whose husband found a small spot on her back that ended up being stage 3a melanoma. Read her story here:  In late May of 2019, I asked my husband John to put some sunblock on my back before heading outside to enjoy the …

#EyeGetDilated: Alex Shoushtari, MD

November 30, 2020

Guest blog from Dr. Alex Shoushtari, medical oncologist with an expertise in uveal melanoma:  Getting a dilated eye exam is like going to the dentist. Mentally, it feels way more burdensome than it actually is (just bring sunglasses!), and it is very e …

#EyeGetDilated: Ryan Forgach

November 23, 2020

Guest blog from Ryan Forgach, OM survivor:  For many, including my family, my journey into learning about ocular melanoma (OM) may seem like a unique situation. However, for those of us who are unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with it, our stories ar …

#EyeGetDilated: Vikki McConnell

November 13, 2020

Guest blog by Vikki McConnell, OM survivor:  Everyone tells you about your 20s. How it’s full of fun, freedom and just living your best life. There is no preparing for hearing the words “you have cancer” at the age of 24. July of 2019 changed my life f …