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…Miles for Melanoma
The cure for melanoma begins with me.
Melanoma is the deadliest and fastest growing form of skin cancer and we all want a cure to be found soon. Miles for Melanoma is the way people come together to take action and help support this fight and the mission of the Melanoma Research Foundation.
In a series of 5k run/walk events held around the country, members of the melanoma community raise money, raise awareness and provide each other emotional support to make a difference. You can participate alone or have more fun as part of a team.
Every step matters and every step counts. Significant advancement has been made in the past few years in improved detection, new drug treatments and better survival rates. This progress has been built on the breakthroughs made fighting other types of cancers, as well as the existing foundation of melanoma research.
There is more to be done and a long way to go, but the finish line is in sight. The energy, enthusiasm and encouragement from other patients, survivors, families, friends, caregivers, and the medical community impacts many lives and many futures.
…The Melanoma Research Foundation
The Melanoma Research Foundation is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. The MRF is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients, caregivers and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.
The MRF is also an active advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. Its online forum - the Melanoma Patients Information Page (MPIP) - is the oldest and largest community of people affected by melanoma and is hosted through the MRF. It is designed to provide support and information to caregivers, patients, family and friends.
Learn more at www.melanoma.org.
…Miles for Melanoma History
Steve Farrell was an active member of the community in River Edge, New Jersey who was diagnosed with melanoma in 1988. Once diagnosed, Steve fought to raise awareness and funds for melanoma research. In 2002, after his second bout with melanoma, Steve began the MRF's 'Miles for Melanoma' program when he ran in the NYC marathon. Sadly, Steve succumbed to melanoma in April 2010. He was a courageous dad who fought the disease with a vengeance and vowed to continue the fight. Miles for Melanoma events have raised millions of dollars for research, education and advocacy.
Learn more about the Melanoma Research Foundation: www.melanoma.org/about-us.