History of Melanoma International

clasped hands 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 A future where top-notch melanoma treatment is accessible to all patients globally.

Our Mission To develop personalized strategies with patients so they may live longer, better lives.


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UPDATED: September 1, 2018