Shop for the Holidays and Give Back to MRA

By Laurel Farr, MRA Development Associate | 12 December 2023 | Allies & Partnerships, Events

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The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the joy of giving and receiving gifts.

The MRA community has given us so much throughout 2023 and we wanted to give back this holiday season with some tips, ideas, and discounts to help make your holiday gift-giving more meaningful and memorable.

MRA’s incredible partners offer fantastic products that not only make thoughtful presents but also contribute to melanoma research. Here is our quick guide to meaningful and memorable gifts with special discounts for the MRA community.


    • Bimini Bay Outfitters – For those who love spending time outdoors, Bimini Bay offers an array of top-quality sun-protective apparel. Blending style with practicality, their products feature innovative UPF and sun-safe technology. Equip your loved ones for their next adventure and use the code MRA25 for 25% off your order.
    • BU Sunscreen – Experience the lightweight feel and broad-spectrum UVA/UVB coverage of BU Sunscreen. With over three decades of experience in the skincare industry, founders Jeff and Josie named their latest endeavor after their belief in life – be you! This eco-friendly choice features 100% recyclable packaging and is always cruelty-free. Embrace a healthier, sun-safe lifestyle and enjoy 25% off with the code MRA25.
    • Flexpower – Give the gift of healthy skin with Flexsun, a moisturizing sunscreen from Flexpower. The thoughtfully designed formula includes a proprietary, protective 5-antioxidant blend and is infused with natural botanicals and vitamins specifically chosen for properties that hydrate skin and boost UV protection. In addition, Flexpower's original muscle warm-up and pain relief lotions are used and loved by elite athletes across the globe. Use code MRA20 for 20% off this holiday season.
    • Krysalis Kouture – Discover an adaptive clothing line founded by melanoma survivor Paloma Soledad, designed to help those dealing with medical challenges regain a sense of normalcy and dignity. Through her own journey with melanoma Paloma, a fashion designer by trade, was inspired to create comfortable and timeless styles that help you feel less like a patient and more like yourself. Enhance your or a loved one’s wardrobe and use the code MRAHOLIDAY for 20% off.
    • Mama Sol – Elevate your sun safety and skincare routine with Mama Sol’s 3-in-1 daily 100% mineral SPF 30 sunscreen, moisturizer, and makeup primer. This dermatologist-tested and mother-approved formula is intended for all skin types including sensitive skin and pregnant and nursing mothers. It shields against UVA, UVB, and blue light while offering a non-greasy application with a calming subtle scent of lavender. Unlock the secret to youthful, protected skin without a white cast and use the code MRA20 for 20% off.
    • Unplug Meditation – In the bustling holiday season, finding peace can be a gift. Designed for busy individuals, Unplug Meditation’s accessible mobile app offers short, effective meditation sessions led by world-renowned teachers. Give the gift of tranquility to yourself or a loved one with a 2-month free trial.
    • Watskin – Inspired by the real-life experiences of founder and designer Lois Robbins, Watskin was created to empower women of all ages to enjoy a sun-safe lifestyle through its incredibly chic and fashionable protective clothing, which block 98% of the sun's damaging UV rays. Give the gift of wellness, sun protection, and style when you use code MRA20 for 20% off.
    • Melanoma Research Alliance – This holiday season, consider donating to the Melanoma Research Alliance in the name of a loved one. Tribute gifts are a powerful way to accelerate MRA’s progress toward curing melanoma. When you donate, we will send a note with any message from you to the recipient. Now through year end, all new gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar!

As we embrace the warmth of the season, let us remember the power of thoughtful giving. Each gift, whether it is a protective sunscreen, comforting apparel, essential outdoor gear, a moment of peace through meditation, or the soothing relief of natural wellness products, carries with it our collective hope and support for a brighter, healthier future. Donating to MRA in your loved one’s name extends that hope directly supporting the vital work of curing melanoma. Together, through our thoughtful choices and shared commitment, we can make a significant impact.

Wishing you and your loved ones a holiday season filled with joy, health, and meaningful moments. Happy Holidays from all of us at the Melanoma Research Alliance.