The Melanoma International Foundation
Established in 2003, the Melanoma International Foundation (MIF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to provide the scientifically sound guidance and support our founder could not find when she was diagnosed with melanoma.
MIF is primarily funded through the generous donations of individuals. We do receive a smaller portion of funding from family foundations, community foundations and pharmaceutical foundations. Our fundraising event at Wilson Farm Park in Wayne, PA, is the largest melanoma awareness event held in the world. Other events are held all over the United States, with an emphasis on providing free screenings and educational opportunities in communities nationwide. Our website’s scientific information is validated by our Scientific Advisory Board listed on this site; all are credentialed medical professionals and most are melanoma specialists.
OUR VISION is a future where top-notch melanoma treatment is accessible to all patients globally. OUR MISSION is to develop personalized strategies with patients so they may live longer, better lives.
MIF is a patient centered organization and people from over 120 countries around the world contact us for advice about their melanoma diagnosis. Whether low risk or serious disease, we guide melanoma patients and their loved ones and offer ongoing support throughout their journey. We help patients and caregivers understand their pathology reports, prognosis, and therapy options, including clinical trials, as well as where to get the best possible care. Many agencies, including the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, refer people to our hotline and we welcome referrals from all sources. Our forum has thousands of participating members who create a safe and supportive environment for melanoma patients and their loved ones. The forum is moderated for accuracy. Webinars are presented regularly by top experts in melanoma and are archived for continual access.
Visit MIF’s website at www.MelanomaInternational.org
Visit MIF’s Patient Forums at www.MelanomaForum.org
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