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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

Mission: To reduce the burden and bring understanding to the journey of melanoma. Through our helpline, online forum, and personal email, we help thousands of patients who are diagnosed with melanoma.

Programs: 1. Patient Outreach: helpline, forum, email assistance to over 5000 patients a year2. Send out our book and other educational materials to thousands.3. Educate: k-8, Save Your Skin Pledge for tanning salon prevention, lunch and learn webinars for early detection to many corporate entities.

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

John S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After being diagnosed with melanoma in 2007, I found MIf after having seen so much mis-information on the web and even from the medical comunity. MIf has provided clarity on the options availble and the the truth about melanoma. Through the information from MIF I have taken the approiate steps need to help ensure my longterm survial.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have beend diagnosed with metastatic melanoma four separate times. My most recent diagnosis this past March left me with little to zero options outside of surgery. I was desperate for help and kept turning for more answers. I was on-line at work one day and searched for Melanoma and came in contact with the Melanoma Internation Foundation. I called the number and spoke with the most knowledgable staff peron. She discussed clinical trials and she was very familiar with the doctors in Colorado and the other treatments I had endured up to that point. I was so thankful to have her in my corner. She knew what I was going through and had been through already. She was positive, encouraging and most of all, full of valuable information.

Adrienne F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a newly diagnosed melanoma patient, I found lots of support and a wealth of information for all the questions I had regarding my diagnosis. I also received lots of comfort and support from others on the site and it helped to put my mind and ease more than I can ever express!!! Wonderful site doing wonderful work!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Melanoma Internation Foundation supported my family by helping me understand my husbands diagnosis. Catherine was so informative along with everyone that chimed in with answers to my questions. If it wasn't for MIF I would not have know what to expect or even the right questions to ask. The website is a God Send.

Anastasia W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful site and a relief to have when dealing with this disease. Members are informative, supportive, and quick to respond to new member postings. It has been an incredible resource for me and my family.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MIF is hands-down THE best melanoma site on the net. This nonprofit is filled with the latest information, it's scientifically solid, and it's compassionate and supportive. I just cannot imagine a better combination. This site is a godsend.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

13

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MIF is an awesome foundation that I stumbled upon after my brother died from melanoma in 2005. It has wonderful info., feedback, and knowledgeable links.I think it should be given an award.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This site is just the best. When I was first diagnosed with Melanoma I had so many questions and getting so few answers with any of the Dr's. This site is a wealth of information and support for everyone. If youre ever feeling down there is always someone to help you through the dark days. Its the tops.