MRF Blog

Holiday Greetings in the Season of Giving

December 5, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories, Types of Melanoma

Dear friends,

Happy Holidays! If your family is like mine, these last weeks of 2018 are some of the busiest of the year. Our days become a whirlwind of holiday plans, travel arrangements, hosting family and friends and wrapping up any loose ends at work before the new year starts. Add a beautifully energetic 2 1/2-year-old in the mix, and there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

#EyeGetDilated So That No One Else Has To Experience Such a Great Loss

November 29, 2018 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

Guest blog post by Jim Mills, CURE OM community member and ocular melanoma caregiver:

My name is Jim Mills, I am the husband and caregiver to my late wonderful and beautiful wife Leeanne Michelle Mills. My wife (my honey) and I were friends for 38 years and married for 30 years. 

#EyeGetDilated for Families Affected by OM

November 19, 2018 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories, Prevention

Guest blog post by CURE OM community member Joseph Boyle:

#EyeGetDilated: Be Smart. Beat It.

November 15, 2018 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma

Guest blog post by Carol L. Shields, MD:

Ocular melanoma is a serious disease. This malignancy can be life-threatening. It tends to occur in middle-aged, Caucasian people, particularly those with light colored irises such as blue or green. Don’t let melanoma catch you. Beat it. 

Days Like Today Are Why I Support the MRF

November 13, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories

Guest blog post by MRF Board of Directors member, Doug Brodman:

#EyeGetDilated: Every Day is a Gift

November 9, 2018 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

Guest blog post by OM survivor and advocate, Ashley McCrary:

#EyeGetDilated to Cancel Cancer

November 5, 2018 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

Guest blog post by CURE OM advocate, Carrie Rubin:

“Cancer.”

Guest Blog: Nikki's Concert for a Cure

October 10, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories

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:

The MRF Congratulates 2018 Nobel Prize Recipients

October 1, 2018 | Categories: News, Research

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.

It Takes a Village: the Mark Samitt 5k Run

September 27, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Events, Prevention

Guest blog post by Gayle Samitt:

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