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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 …



#GetNaked: MRF Staff Has Skin in the Game

May 3, 2021

Just when my life was taking off, I had to hand it over to an oncologist. My name is Cassie and I am the Senior Advocacy Officer at the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF). In 2011 at the age of 32, I was diagnosed with advanced melanoma.    As a child …



Melanoma Research Foundation Awarded GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

April 30, 2021

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma, has earned a Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By …



MRF’s 25th Anniversary: Encouraging Progress in the Uveal Melanoma Field

April 23, 2021

For our 25th anniversary, we share a guest blog from Richard D. Carvajal, MD from Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and recipient of the CURE OM Vision of Hope Award in 2017:  Meaningful progress in how we support and treat …