Tag: Awareness

Sunscreen Laws may Hinder Protecting Children from Exposure

By Pamela Goldsmith, MRA Director of Communications | 10 July 2017 In News, Policy, Prevention

With the launch of summer comes conventional discussion around ranking sunscreens, and chatter between the experts to parse what should be considered in choosing the most effective among them. It’s also a key conversation among parents heading into the season with an eye on protecting their children from sun exposure. Yet, something remaining a central concern among those parents is the public policy surrounding use of sunscreen in schools.

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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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Taking Charge of the Skin You’re In: 3 Levels of Melanoma Prevention and Detection

By Pooja H. Rambhia, MD Candidate, Case Western Reserve University | 3 April 2017 In Melanoma Stories, Prevention, Treatment

No healthy person in their twenties expects they’re going to get a call one day telling them they have an invasive nodular melanoma. Despite seeing and hearing of horrible stories about young patients developing cancers, we can’t imagine it’ll happen to us. That element of surprise is exactly what 25-year-old medical student, Alissa Prior, experienced upon hearing her diagnosis.

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Melanoma Prevention: The Latest Advances & Future Directions

By Pamela Goldsmith, MRA Director of Communications | 28 February 2017 In Events, Policy, Prevention, Science

During my interview with Susan Swetter, MD, Professor of Dermatology,
Stanford University and VA Palo Alto, at the Melanoma Research Alliance Ninth Annual Scientific Retreat in Washington, DC, I inquired about the Panel Discussion she was part of titled: News from the field: What’s going well and what remains to be done?

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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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Join Us in Helping Americans Stay Sun Safe This Summer

6 August 2015 In Allies & Partnerships

Today’s blog post is from our partners at Lands End. See how they are joining the fight against melanoma – and how you can get involved. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and Lands’ End wants to keep your skin safe! We are...

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Sports Authority Helps to Shine Some Light on Melanoma

By Jennifer Engel, MRA Development Manager, Foundations and Campaigns | 9 July 2015 In Allies & Partnerships

In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month in May, Sports Authority deployed its fifth in-store donation and consumer awareness campaign to raise money for MRA’s research program and to educate customers on ways to reduce their risk of melanoma.

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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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Let’s Continue the Momentum

By Logan Kastner, MRA Director of Marketing and Development | 3 June 2015 In Allies & Partnerships, Prevention

The month of May flew by with a tremendous amount of energy and effort devoted to raising awareness and funds for melanoma. It was inspiring to see so much buzz in the news and on social media about the importance of using sun protection and taking the appropriate steps to...

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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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