Tag: Survivor Story

Guest Post from the Polka Dot Mama

19 April 2016 In Allies & Partnerships, Events, Melanoma Stories

This week, we’re featuring a guest post from Tracy Callahan, who founded and leads the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation.  My name is Tracy Callahan and I am the Founder and CEO of the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation established in 2015.

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A Daughter's Take: My Mother’s Journey

16 March 2016 In Allies & Partnerships, Melanoma Stories

This week, we're pleased to welcome our youngest guest blogger, Sadie Kargman. Sadie's sharing her family's personal experience with melanoma and has committed to helping support MRA through fundraising. Read more. Hi, my name is Sadie and when I was only in second grade my mom was diagnosed with melanoma.

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Daughter Celebrates Her Mom's Health This Holiday Season

By Hilary Rogers | 21 December 2015 In Melanoma Stories

In this guest post, Hilary Rogers, a member of the Leveraged Finance Fights Melanoma Steering Committee, shares her perspective on her mom's battle with melanoma. In the winter of 2012, my family and I found out that our mother’s stage 3 melanoma diagnosis had progressed to her lungs.

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Melanoma News Round-Up, June 21

21 June 2014 In News

Hello everyone!  We hope you had a wonderful week and you've been staying sun safe.  Here are a few highlights to share with you: High school students created melanoma awareness videos to warn their peers about the dangers of melanoma as part of the Jeff Dulude Melanoma Foundation & Edgemaker's...

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Melanoma News Round-Up, May 31

31 May 2014 In News

Today is the last day of Melanoma Awareness Month and what a ride it's been!  Thank you to all of our allies and everyone who dedicated their efforts to raising awareness of melanoma and offering support to fund melanoma research.

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Melanoma News Round-Up, May 24

24 May 2014 In News

The third week of Melanoma Awareness Month is coming to a close and we have so much news to share with you, but before we recap—check out what's happening right now! Today is Sunhat Saturday, a day devoted to the importance of wearing hats as sun protection.

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Melanoma News Round-Up, May 17

17 May 2014 In News

So much exciting news as we pass the halfway point of Melanoma Awareness Month! ICYMI we shared our new video highlighting MRA's collaborative approach to melanoma research and raising awareness. [youtube url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2gI8RO4WrE]We also shared Jamie's story as she expressed 'the reality of "surviving" stage IV melanoma.' Next Tuesday, May 20, two...

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Melanoma News Round-Up, May 10

10 May 2014 In News

Week two of Melanoma Awareness Month is coming to a close--catch up on all the news with MRA! MRA Board Members and funded researchers spoke on a panel about the promise of cancer immunotherapies at the Milken Institute's 2014 Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Melanoma News Round-Up, March 28

28 March 2014 In News

Take a look at this week’s melanoma news, which features new hope for patients through incredible research advances and compelling progress toward reducing the risk of melanoma through new sunscreens and stronger regulations on indoor tanning. 

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Moving from Patient to Victor

21 February 2014 In Melanoma Stories

I am not a religious person, but the best equation I can make to waiting for scan results is sitting in purgatory, waiting for someone to decree if you’ll be going to heaven or hell. It is like that every single time. It’s not a routine medical exam.

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