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Melanoma Awareness Month: The Evolution of Sun Safety Among Young Women

May 7, 2021

Guest blog from Rebecca Dreman, Miss America 1974 and stage IV melanoma survivor:  I have had a front row seat watching the evolution of sun safety among young women. When I was a contestant in the Miss America pageant, glowing, tan skin was the norm w …



Melanoma Awareness Month: A Mother and Daughter’s Journey through their Melanoma Diagnoses

May 7, 2021

Guest blog from Rachael Payne, a stage IIIb melanoma survivor and mother of Delilah-Anne, a spitzoid melanoma survivor:  My name is Rachael and I am 36 years old. I have two daughters: Delilah-Anne, five years old, and Annabelle, three years old. When …



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 …