The mission of the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is to end suffering and death due to melanoma by collaborating with all stakeholders to accelerate powerful research, advance cures for all patients, and prevent more melanomas.

Founded in 2007 by melanoma survivor Debra Black and her husband, Leon, under the auspices of the Milken Institute, MRA has ushered in a dynamic new era of scientific progress. MRA has become the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research, funding $101 million in cutting-edge studies and leveraging millions more from other sources during the last decade. Thanks to the generous support of our founders, 100% of all donations to MRA go directly to research.