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The Melanoma Research Foundation to Host the Memphis Miles for Melanoma 5K

Memphis, TN (May 18, 2023) The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is thrilled to announce the next event in its annual Miles for Melanoma nationwide 5K program, bringing together local melanoma patients, survivors, care partners and survivors. This year we will be hosting our Memphis event on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Shelby Farms Park at 7:30am CT.

The 5k walk/race will bring together the Memphis-area melanoma community with a goal of raising $35,000 in support of critical melanoma research.

In addition to raising essential funds to support melanoma research, this event helps elevate public awareness around early detection and prevention of cutaneous melanoma and rare melanoma subtypes. The Miles for Melanoma program also highlights the importance of sun safety and scheduling annual dermatological skin checks. Returning Memphis Miles local presenting sponsor, Memphis Dermatology Clinic, will provide complimentary on-site skin checks to all registered participants on event day.

The MRF team is thrilled to welcome a wide range of local presenting and national sponsors to the Memphis event this June. Local sponsors include Memphis Dermatology Clinic, Regional One Health, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Dermatology East. National sponsors include Neutrogena and Cabana Life.

All in-person and registered participants will receive a UPF 50+ race shirt provided by our NEW National Apparel Partner, Cabana Life. Register to attend the Memphis Miles for Melanoma 5K event here by Wednesday, May 31st at 11:59PM CT.


About the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) 

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research to develop effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous melanoma and the melanoma rare subtypes. The MRF is a dedicated advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. The MRF’s website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers. More information is available at www.melanoma.org. Find the MRF on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok.

Media Contact

Nicole Nishanian

Miles for Melanoma Development Officer

[email protected]