Tag: Allies

MRA and BJ’s Wholesale Club Partner to Launch May Campaign

By Pamela Goldsmith, MRA Director of Communications | 3 April 2017 In Allies & Partnerships, Prevention

In today’s dynamic research environment, working as a team is more valuable than ever. This May, in an effort to spotlight Melanoma Awareness month, BJ’s Wholesale Club, a warehouse club operating in 15 states and headquartered in Massachusetts, will launch its first awareness campaign in partnership with MRA to highlight the importance of prevention.

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Finance Industry Rallies to Fight Melanoma

By Rachel Gazzerro, MRA Associate Director, Development & Information Management | 3 April 2017 In Allies & Partnerships, Events

Spotlighted in publications like Forbes, Bloomberg and The New York Times, the Leveraged Finance Fights Melanoma (LFFM) event, sponsored annually in New York City by the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) has become the premier gathering of professionals from the leveraged finance, private equity, and investment communities – all gathered together in response to melanoma.

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Spotlight on MRA’s Ninth Annual Scientific Retreat

By Louise M. Perkins, Ph.D., MRA Chief Science Officer | 28 February 2017 In Allies & Partnerships, Events, Science

In mid-February, MRA held its premiere research event — the 9th Annual Scientific Retreat, in Washington, DC. A total of 297 individuals registered for the meeting representing a spectrum of key stakeholders in melanoma including academic investigators, pharmaceutical and biotech company representatives, melanoma advocates from various different non-profit organizations, donors and government officials.

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MRA Partner Feature: Neiman Marcus

By Regina Campbell | 17 May 2016 In Allies & Partnerships

This week, we're featuring a guest post from Regina Campbell, who is Director of Social Media for Neiman Marcus. Read more. For some, skincare can be an afterthought. Of all the items on our to-do lists, applying SPF may not be at the top.

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A Daughter Reflects on Her Father’s Battle with Melanoma

By Samantha Stinchcomb | 5 April 2016 In Allies & Partnerships, Melanoma Stories

This week, we feature a guest post by Samantha Stinchcomb, a student at the University of Delaware. When her father succumbed to melanoma, Samantha and her family and friends founded the Wayne Stinchcomb Big Orange Foundation to raise money for melanoma research and to educate her local community about the disease...

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A Conversation with Board Member Jami Gertz

19 August 2015 In Allies & Partnerships

We're featuring an interview with MRA Board Member and actress Jami Gertz on our blog. This was repurposed, with permission, from the blog of our partners at Neiman Marcus. 

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Why #ItsTHATWorthIt to Me to Protect My Skin

By Lauren Leiman | 10 June 2015 In Allies & Partnerships, Events, Prevention

This summer, L'Oréal Paris, in partnership with the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), is asking women everywhere to demonstrate why it’s imperative to protect their skin, beauty, and life through the #ItsTHATWorthIt social media campaign. To help kick off the campaign, L'Oréal hosted two events – one in Los Angeles and...

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Leveraged Finance Fights Melanoma Raises $1.6 Million for Melanoma Research

By Jennifer Engel, MRA Development Manager, Foundations and Campaigns | 29 May 2015 In Allies & Partnerships, Events, Treatment

On May 19, the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) took over Rockefeller Center for its Fourth Annual Leveraged Finance Fights Melanoma (LFFM) cocktail event.  As a customary kick-off to summer, industry executives gathered to raise funds for melanoma research and learn about the importance of early detection and sun safety.

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A Patient's Take on MRA's Scientific Retreat

25 March 2015 In Events, Science

Melanoma patient and blogger T.J. Sharpe attended the Melanoma Research Alliance's Scientific Retreat last month. While the retreat is primarily intended as a way for doctors and researchers to share the latest information on melanoma research, we try to include patients, foundations, families and others who care about melanoma.

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Turning the Tide Against Cancer Through Sustained Medical Innovation

7 October 2014 In Allies & Partnerships, Policy

Guest Blog Contributors Edward Abrahams, Ph.D., President, Personalized Medicine Coalition Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), Chief Executive Officer, American Association for Cancer Research Marcia A. Kean, M.B.A., Chairman, Feinstein Kean Healthcare We live in extraordinary times.

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