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Rare Disease Day in the MRF Community

February 25, 2022

As the MRF observes Rare Disease Day on February 28, 2022, we celebrate the courageous and inspiring members of our community who are living with a rare melanoma subtype. Monique (Acral Lentiginous Melanoma): “It is important for me to be an advocate a …



US Representative Carolyn Maloney to Headline MRF Advocacy Days Plenary

February 23, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC (February 23, 2022) – The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) will host nearly 100 advocates during the all-virtual MRF Advocacy Days held March 7-11, 2022. U.S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) will be featured as the program pl …



Out of the Shadows and “In the Sun”: Reflections from a Melanoma Survivor

February 22, 2022

Guest blog post by Monique Mack, “In the Sun” documentary participant, melanoma survivor and MRF advocate:   My name is Monique Mack, and I am honored to be an advocate for the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF). I was recently in a documentary called …



Bringing Awareness of Sun Safety and Sun Care to the Black Community

February 22, 2022

Guest blog post by Katonya Breaux, Founder, Unsun Cosmetics and MRF advocate:   I discovered moles on my face that I thought were genetic, but after a visit to the dermatologist, I found they resulted from sun damage. The typical chemical sunscreens I …



Hope in the Ocular Melanoma Journey

February 17, 2022

Guest blog post by Samantha Buirski, ocular melanoma patient, advocate and member of the CURE OM Patient Steering Committee: Being part of a rare community is challenging. As humans we believe we are in control of our destinies and our future. When you …