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#EyeGetDilated: Every Day is a Gift

November 9, 2018

Guest blog post by OM survivor and advocate, Ashley McCrary: In July 2012, I was diagnosed with a ciliary body melanoma while living in Memphis, TN. My friend noticed a spot on my iris and pointed it out to me. I tried to make an appointment with an op …

#EyeGetDilated to Cancel Cancer

November 5, 2018

Guest blog post by CURE OM advocate, Carrie Rubin: “Cancer.” Cancer is a word that scares anyone that hears it – either because they have it or a loved one has it. I first heard the word back in 1991 when my mom, my best friend, was d …

Guest Blog: Nikki’s Concert for a Cure

October 10, 2018

Guest blog post by Chrissy Sorrells. In October of 2012, my little sister, Nikki, was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma and our lives were forever changed. This is her story: At the end of October 2012 – the week of October 21st to be e …

The MRF Congratulates 2018 Nobel Prize Recipients

October 1, 2018

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) extends its sincerest congratulations to James P. Allison, Ph.D. and Tasuku Honjo, MD, Ph.D, whose groundbreaking work in cancer immunotherapy has earned the Nobel Prize in Medicine. In the official announcement, …

It Takes a Village: the Mark Samitt 5k Run

September 27, 2018

Guest blog post by Gayle Samitt: My late husband, Mark Samitt, was a beloved family man, devoted friend, runner and successful business professional who died at age 52 in May 2015 after a long and valiant fight with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin …