About the 2017 #CUREOM Unite! Campaign
The 2017 #CUREOM Unite! campaign will
support the MRF's CURE OM mission to increase awareness, education, and support for people affected by OM as well as catalyze research to find effective
treatments and, ultimately, a cure for OM.
From April 1 - November 1, 2017 we invite you to Unite! — patients,
caregivers, friends, family, doctors, nurses and researchers - in
support of those affected by ocular melanoma. Help us save lives!
What impact does your support have on the OM community?
DID YOU KNOW THAT CURE OM:
- Funds research directly through peer-reviewed research
grants. To date, CURE OM has awarded seven research grants contributing
over $1.2 million to OM-specific research (including one funded by the
2015 #CUREOM Unite! Campaign).
- Organizes and hosts international scientific meetings
to catalyze research as well as to increase coordination and collaboration
in the field.
- Created a first-of-its-kind Patient and Caregiver Research
Grant Review Committee to work with expert scientific reviewers and
provide a patient perspective to select research grant recipients.
- Hosts the annual international Eyes on a Cure OM Patient
and Family Symposium to bring the latest research, education and support
resources to the OM community. To date, CURE OM has hosted six (and
- Convenes and collaborates with partners to establish a
national OM patient registry to accelerate research. This effort is being
developed with the support of the 2016 #CUREOM Unite! campaign!
Learn more about CURE OM
Participate in #CUREOM Unite! by joining a CURE OM Miles for Melanoma team, attending a Wings of Hope for Melanoma gala, making a donation, hosting a fundraiser, and more!
For inquiries about grassroot activities, please email Lauren Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org