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June 7, 2011

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June 7, 2011

MIF was an absolute lifesaver when when I was diagnosed with melanoma in 2010. I received tremendous support on the boards, was able to educate myself with all of the current research and facts on the site and even spoke to and emailed with Catherine. I was blown away by her care and response. I continue to read the boards daily.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Support, education, empowerment- the list goes on and on!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Internet search

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 7, 2011

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June 7, 2011

When I was diagnosed a year ago, I was told I had an early melanoma and was going to be fine. I always thought Melanoma had one outcome. No one gave me the background information I needed. I paniced after surfing the web. UNTIL I found MIF. They helped me put it in perspective and understand all the ins and outs of pathology reports, future risk and even what follow up I should receive. Most importantly, the forum helped me feel less alone when everyone else in my life kept saying "it's just skin cancer". It is so reassuring to know that my feelings were a normal part of the process and there are others out there going through the same thing. I stick around now to help reassure newly diagnosed patients since I was in their shoes and know how scary those first few weeeks can be. Knowledge is power and peace of mind, and Catherine and her staff provide that and much more!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

education and support

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide more videos for educational purposes.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

web search

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

To relax and live in the moment. Also to remember I am not a statistic.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

May 24, 2011

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1 previous review
July 28, 2009

I started my fight against melanoma 5 years ago and the information and support I received form MIF has been outstanding. Catherine has spoken with me on several occasions and been a friend to me as w... more

May 24, 2011

Catherine is the GREATEST ! She took a personal interest in me--helped connect me with an expert oncologist-and generally held my hand(remotely) as I journeyed through the battle of melanoma. Believe the organization is one of the best for helping and guiding melanoma patients !

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

guidance and some financial

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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July 28, 2009

I started my fight against melanoma 5 years ago and the information and support I received form MIF has been outstanding. Catherine has spoken with me on several occasions and been a friend to me as well as given excellent advice.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

information distributed.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

personal touch.

Ways to make it better...

more information was available.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 1, 2010

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July 1, 2010

I was diagnosted with Melanoma in 2006. After my surgery and subsequent healing I found Melanoma International. Catherine Poole and the others that I speak with on the Forum have been tremendously supportive and I always feel like I know what I'm going through. It's such a great place to just discuss your fears or your hopes. The section for new diagnosis is super to help guide you through this new and sometimes terrifying diagnosis. I try to recommend this site to anyone that has Melanoma or has a family member affected by Melanoma

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the support from Catherine and all the other contributors.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

discussing my issues with others who understand.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful and supportive!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

REALLY get its message out there and maybe lobby against the tanning bed usage that is pushing up the melanoma occurences in young people!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 27, 2010

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June 27, 2010

I have advanced melanoma, and my wife first found MIF on the web. I soon started participating in one of the forums online, and found it extremely helpful, not only emotionally, but professionally. The director, Catherine Pool, called me and discussed my situation, offering phone contacts with leading experts in the field. I used them, and got in a very hopeful and beneficial clinical trial. Because she has a professional advisory board, she is able to give people excellent online advice as to where to seek hopeful treatment and clinical trials. That is perhaps a specialty, encouraging patients with advanced disease to get in hopeful trials, which is important for them, and for the development of good new treatments for the public. Education on sun damage is another emphasis.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Alterted to a new clinical trial that may be saving my life.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 24, 2010

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1 previous review
July 29, 2009

I was diagnosed in 2006 with stage IIIC melanoma. My husband found this site and we were so impressed by the immediate outpouring of information and compassion by Catherine Poole. She answered her o... more

June 24, 2010

I started out as a client served. My husband found this great organization almost 4yrs ago while desperately searching for answers after receiving my stage IIIC diagnosis. Catherine spent many hours on the phone with us during our most difficult times and offered us accurate information and much needed support. I became involved in the forums when she started them, and have watched them grow into a place where people come from all over the world for support and accurate information. Although I'm currently doing well, she was the first person I turned to when I had my recur last summer. I know she works hard to keep informed of the latest developments. Great Job MIF! Shirley Z

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My battle with melanoma, and the contributions she so willing makes to the forums answering questions and supplying accurate information.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 29, 2009

I was diagnosed in 2006 with stage IIIC melanoma. My husband found this site and we were so impressed by the immediate outpouring of information and compassion by Catherine Poole. She answered her own hotline and stuck by us during every step of our battle. We know that we can receive accurate and reliable information because the cite is hon code approved. This means alot.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The many events that they work so hard to sponsor to bring about awareness of melanoma. The sense of caring and accurate advise people receive when visiting the forums. I'm proud to be a part of this wonderful community.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The genuine caring . The accuracy of the information.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wonderful!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue with the mission that they do so well. Perhaps be able to raise even more awareness.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 24, 2010

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June 24, 2010

Melanoma International Foundation gives people a place to learn reliable information about their disease and talk about it with people who have been there. MIF also does a great deal of education and outreach with the public to try to prevent melanoma. I have found the site, its members and especially the staff helpful, caring, knowledgeable and understanding. MIF is a wonderful resource.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In referring me to products to help reduce the chance of melanoma returning. In discussing and learning about treatment options. In calming me down about my fears.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

December 3, 2009

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December 3, 2009

Searching the web for info--I came across MIF and contacted them via E-mail--Catherine called me shortly after receiving my message and talked with me for quiet a while--she suggested a 2nd opinion and helped with transportation --what a blessing! This is a great organization !!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help a lot more Melanoma patients

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 28, 2009

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August 28, 2009

The Melanoma International Foundation is a wondeful organization. The individuals involved are truly the most caring people you'll ever meet.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping at their events

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of anything.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They are genuine and follow their mission.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The best!!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Put an end to suffering from Melanoma

Ways to make it better...

I found this organization years ago.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The simple fact that most people love the outdoors and it's difficult to get people to be careful with something they love.

One thing I'd also say is that...

They are real!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 31, 2009

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July 31, 2009

My husband was diagnosed with Melanoma in 2008; we didn't know where to turn. Our family doctor wanted surgery as soon as possible but we didn't know if the treatment was correct. I researched Melanoma and the Melanoma International Foundation came up, I don't know what made me call, but am glad that I did. The people at the foundation answered my questions and helped us find the right doctor for us. My husband is now under treatment and doing great, we thank our lucky stars everyday for the foundation.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

inform people about this form of cancer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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