Today marks the start of Melanoma Awareness Month, and it comes at a time of remarkable progress and excitement in the field of melanoma research. Eight new drugs have been approved for melanoma in five years, strengthening our ability to help those suffering with this disease.
Even with these exciting developments, the death rate for patients with advanced melanoma is still far too high. And rates of melanoma are continuing to rise, at a time when cancer rates overall have declined. Prevention and early detection remain the best strategy for improving outcomes for patients with melanoma.
MRA remains passionate about funding cutting-edge research around the world, improving understanding of the therapies that work best, and continuing to accelerate the development of treatment options for patients. Here are four ways you can help during Melanoma Awareness Month:
Get Social: Connect with MRA on Twitter or Facebook. We’ll be sharing information throughout the month and encourage you to share content with your network. Here are two ways to get involved:
Join our public awareness campaign: Share why protecting your skin is important by uploading a video or photo applying sunscreen and upload it to your social media account using #ItsThatWorthIt. For every upload, our partners at L'Oréal Paris, will donate $1 to MRA.
Take the Skin-Check Pledge: Our partners at IPREO have created a skin-check pledge. Take the Skin-Check Pledge and commit to protect your skin, and a donation will be made to MRA.
Get To Know Our Partners: Many of our corporate partners are launching promotional campaigns during the month of May that will benefit MRA. View our list of corporate partners and consider supporting them.