Welcome to our team, Toms Squad!
We are walking in honor of Tom Hildreth who lost his battle July 2017.
I lost my beloved father Thomas Hildreth July 2017 to Melanoma. He was diagnosed in August 2016 and sadly lost his battle not even a year after being diagnosed. He was the kindest most fun loving individual that did everything for his four daughters and family.
After he passed I decided to get my moles checked and they removed multiple moles during that first appointment and one came back as Melanoma. I remember the dr saying my dad saved my life, hard to hear at the time but there’s truth to that statement. I was 8 months pregnant at the time and had to have it removed surgically. I go in every 3 months to get checked and they typically remove moles each time. I’ve now since have had severely atypical moles removed that involved going back in and removing cells surrounding the area where the moles were once at. It’s a level right under Melanoma. I Actually received the call today about another one that came back severe. The news never gets easier.
After all of this I am determined to bring awareness and do my part to advocate and educate about Melanoma while reminding and initiating prevention and sun safe practices.
I invite you to join our team to honor Tom. Every person and contribution counts towards the goal of gaining more awareness and resources to find new treatments, help with care and ultimately a cure for Melanoma.
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.
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 patients, survivors, families, friends, caregivers, and the medical community impacts many lives and many future.
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