Education, prevention and support for the most serious form of skin cancer.


We have produced and published a series of educational videos and personal stories of melanoma. If you would like a DVD copy of our symposium videos, please contact us.

IMPACT Melanoma to Provide Free Sunscreen on Pan-Mass Challenge Ride Weekend through “Practice Safe Skin” Program

BOSTON, MA (August 1, 2017) – IMPACT Melanoma, formerly Melanoma Foundation of New England, a national non-profit organization dedicated to working to reduce the incidence of melanoma, is providing free sunscreen dispensers to the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) for use on ride weekend as part of the nonprofit’s Practice Safe Skin program. “We’re grateful to IMPACT Melanoma […]

Choosing the Right Sunscreen

By: Dr. Michael Leher Playing in the sun, whether at the beach or backyard is a time honored tradition, and everyday sun-exposure is often unavoidable, but getting too much sun can increase your risk of skin cancer and photo-aging (premature skin wrinkles and skin discoloration), not mention those pesky sunburns. Sunlight is composed of ultraviolet […]

Martinis for Melanoma – Providence

Title: Martinis for Melanoma – Providence Location: Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant Link out: Click here Description: Join IMPACT Melanoma at one of their signature events, Martinis for Melanoma. Held in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island throughout the year, Martinis for Melanoma brings people together to raise awareness about melanoma and the dangers of tanning […]

Abby Szabo

I was 25 when I finally went to check out the ever so changing mole that was located on my right leg just above the bend of my knee. I had noticed it was changing a year before but thought it was just a growth. My suspicion got larger when I noticed it would get […]

Staci Hendricks

I found a mole on the back of my left leg a year prior to doing anything about it. I even made the comment “that’s probably cancer.” I work at a nursing facility and I saw the Nurse Practitioner and I asked her what she thought of my mole. Her response was I needed to […]

Qualifying for Social Security Benefits with Melanoma

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with melanoma, you may be worried about keeping your job while you go through treatment. Fortunately, if you’ll be out of work for 12 months, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers monthly financial resources for people with […]

NYC Parks Launches Free Sunscreen Pilot at City Beaches

IMPACT Melanoma and Bright Guard Donate 1,000 Liters of Sunscreen and 100 Dispensers to Promote Sun Safety Summertime is upon us and along with promoting water safety, NYC Parks is ramping up its sun safety efforts, with partners IMPACT Melanoma and Bright Guard, with the launch of a free sunscreen pilot. This summer, for the […]

Initiating the Installation of 50 Sunscreen Dispensers throughout the City of Gainesville, Florida

On Wednesday, May 17th, Impact Melanoma’s Practice Safe Skin Manager, Laurie Seavey will, along with Gigi Simmons, the Interim Development and Partnership Program Coordinator of the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, unveil 50 sunscreen dispensers throughout the City of Gainesville, Florida. Said installation is a preemptive effort to help prevent the […]

Erin Alyce Shannon

As a 19 year old in the summer of 2012 before my sophomore year of college, my biggest concern was if I had saved up enough money working as a camp counselor during the summer to survive the first semester. My four years of working as a camp counselor up to that point meant I […]

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Joseph Joyce

I was diagnosed in December, 2005, with Lymphoscintigraphy. I had 4 surgeries, vaccine trial and a donation of 100 gallons of blood (seems that way anyway!). I am so fortunate that I grew up and live in Houston and had MD Anderson a few miles away. Best cancer hospital on Earth. Happy to be alive.

Hannah Ross

In 2004, on my upper left shoulder on my back, I had stage 1 superficial melanoma removed. The anxiety of it coming back is always lurking. But with God’s help and Faith, I will face tomorrow.

Candice Powell

So this is the first time I’ve ever wrote about my melanoma. I was diagnosed 3 & 1/2 years ago. I was diagnosed with the nodular type and middle of the middle thickness (God knows what that means). It took me a whole year to persuade my doctor that my mole wasn’t right, I had […]

Brandy Coxson

My name is Brandy I was diagnosed with stage 3b at the age of 19, scared I was to death. Without treatment, my survival rate was 6 to 10 months and with treatment 5 to 10 years. My only hope was to do a clinical trial, which I did in 2001 interveron alpha 2b, and […]

Hilary Dillon

I had just turned 25 when I was diagnosed with melanoma, although I probably had it a few years prior. I was always one to indulge in the sun, but never more than ordinary. When I was in high school I used tanning beds sporadically, for proms and dances. I was always in Cape Cod […]

Krysta Mochi

I was diagnosed with melanoma when I was 14 years old. My parents received a phone call with my diagnosis on September 30, 2008, just a few days after my first visit to the dermatologist. There was nothing prompting my visit. I hadn’t noticed any peculiar moles I thought I should get checked out, nor […]

Mikala Zylinski

My cancer scare changed my life. I’m grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It all started in June 2013, my best friend noticed I kept itching a mole on my back. She took a look at it and immediately told me I NEED to get that checked out ASAP. She kept saying “it […]

Lauren Douglas

I had a freckle on my arm for years, as long as I could remember it was there. Throughout my 20’s I enjoy the beach, sports and outdoor activity. However, I was not the most diligent about remembering sunscreen. I’d attend a weekend rugby tournament and apply it a few times but always ending with […]

Tammi Lotter

I was born in Durban, South Africa in 1977 and moved to London in 2001 and was having the time of my life! I was living in an exciting city, traveling the world and meeting new people – I couldn’t have been happier. I had noticed a new small black mole on my right arm […]

Allison Smith

So, this has been a rough year and a half. Never thought this would happen to me and never questioned why me, it’s just life. The hardest part really, has been how my parents and family members have worried about me through the whole experience. My Story is: Last March 2015, I had a planter […]

Jennifer Tressler

I am blue eyed, blonde, and raised in California. I knew that skin cancer existed, but was a vague and distant non threat. When I realized that I had a “freckle” on my upper left arm that had maybe grown and darkened, I went and had it looked at. I was told that it was […]

Christina Rinderle

I recall that my family members mentioned the unusual mole several times, but I didn’t pay much attention to it. It wasn’t until my daughter insisted I have it tested that I began to be concerned. Being concerned and acting are two different things; I did not act until the mole began giving me the […]

Sandy Webb

My name is Sandy, I’ve been married since 1979, I have 2 daughters and 3 grandsons. I’m 54 years old and a first grade teacher. I had melanoma on my leg in 1997. That mole followed all the ABCD’s that we’ve always been told about. It was less than 1 mm deep. I had a […]

Diana Keuilian

No one thinks they’re going to get cancer, not really. Sure, you know one or two poor souls who faced it. The diagnosis; the surgeries; the chemo. Some made it through and came out on the other side grateful and enlightened. And some didn’t make it through at all. You frown and shake your head […]

Sara McHugh

I was the light skinned, freckly girl, growing up in a family of Irish Italians. I would always burn before I eventually got my “tan.” I grew up in the small town of Waterbury, VT. I was a very active kid, playing soccer, baseball, golf, swimming and skiing. In May ‘09, I graduated from the […]

Effective Sunscreen Tips: An Essential Foundation for Healthy Skin

Everyone needs sunscreen to protect their skin from damage caused by excessive exposure to the sun, but not everyone understands how to use sunscreen effectively. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), there are three things to look for in a sunscreen: • Sun Protection Factor no less than 30 • Broad-spectrum (for UVA […]


Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus Initiative Aims to Reduce College Students’ Skin Cancer Risk

WASHINGTON (Aug. 31, 2016) — Indoor tanning before age 35 increases one’s risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 59 percent, and that risk increases with each use. Despite the danger, however, nearly 60 percent of college students have used an indoor tanning bed — and some of them never had to leave […]

The Peggy Foundation Margarita March

Robin Travers, MD

I’m Dr. Robin Travers. I attended Mount Holyoke College, attended the Boston University School of Medicine and after completing an Internship in Internal Medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, I trained in dermatology in the Boston University/Tufts-New England Medical Center Combined Residency in Dermatology. I am a dermatologist at SkinCare Physicians in the Boston area. […]

May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Today is officially to kick off to Melanoma Awareness Month, a national effort to increase awareness about the deadliest form of skin cancer. IMPACT Melanoma is launching it’s third national program of the year, The Skinny On Skin. As some of the only professionals to closely examine skin on a regular basis, stylists, estheticians, nail […]

FDA Hopes to Ban the Tan

The FDA recently announced it has proposed important new regulations for the indoor tanning industry. Most significantly, the agency seeks to restrict indoor tanning to adults 18 years old and over. The new rules also aim to improve the safety of tanning beds, as well as force tanning booth manufacturers and operators to openly disclose […]

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Hey my name is Gavin!  I am 17 and a senior in high school. I play lacrosse and am the captain of the swim team at my school. Over the summer I work as a lifeguard at an outdoor facility so I get a lot of sun exposureI I use sunscreen frequently throughout the year […]


Hey, I am Milan. I am a senior in high school. I grew up in a small suburb outside of Boston, where I loved to play outside and go to the beach. Since I have dark skin I never thought I would have to worry about getting skin cancer until I learned about melanoma in my […]


Hello, my name is Kara and I am a senior in high school.  I grew up always outdoors whether it was playing sports or going to the beach with family and friends.  As a child my mom always embarrassed me about putting on sunscreen and now I am thankful she did.  I first got involved with […]


Hi, I’m Lilly, a senior in high school. I play soccer and run track during the school year and vacation in Nantucket during the summers. That adds up to a lot of sun time! My mom used to always remind me to wear sunscreen when I would forget it or chose not to use it […]


Hi, I’m Nicole and I’m a sophomore in college. I first got involved with IMPACT Melanoma in middle school when my friend’s mom started working there. Over the years, I volunteered at many of their events and was involved with their educational programs. In high school, I even participated in bringing the “Your Skin Is […]


Hey!  I’m Matt, a freshman in college.  I grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts where I played lots of sports and visited the beach often, especially in the summers at Cape Cod. I would spend about a month at the Cape every summer out in the sun all day at the beach. But I consider myself […]

Georgetown investigates myths and facts of indoor tanning

It’s a well-known and documented fact that excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays has adverse effects on your health. Despite knowledge of these risks, indoor tanning studios haven’t gone out of business. Nursing@Georgetown, Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies’ Online Master of Science degree in Nursing program, developed an interactive graphic, to illustrate […]

Why Sun-Protective Clothing Isn’t Just For Summer

Hopefully you remember to put on high quality sunscreen and wear sun-protective clothing during the summer. But what about the rest of the year? If you think you’re safe from the sun just because it’s cold or cloudy, think again. Today I’ll reveal the truth about the importance of sun protection throughout the year. I’ll […]

Mike Trombley’s Experience with Basal Cell Carcinoma

Ever since I was a kid, I loved playing outside. Almost every day you could find me throwing a baseball or football or hitting a golf ball. I was lucky enough to be able to do that for a living for almost 20 years. I played professional baseball from 1989-2002 with the Minnesota Twins, Baltimore […]

IMPACT Melanoma’s Day at the Hill

While we like to keep our feet on the ground at home with regional support groups and community events for anyone who has been affected by melanoma, we also know how important it is to never lose sight of the big picture: advocating for nationwide – and worldwide – improvements in melanoma research, prevention, and […]

Mount Alvernia High School

As a healthcare professional, I am truly grateful for all the work done by IMPACT Melanoma. It was a very powerful presentation and education is the key to any cure! Our students were fully engaged and I feel the information that was imparted WILL make a difference in their decision making regarding tanning. We plan on […]

Constant Contact InnoLoft Program

IMPACT Melanoma chosen for small business residency program in Waltham Constant Contact’s Small Business Innovation Program is a residency designed to help startups drive new business with whole-spectrum marketing solutions. At IMPACT Melanoma, we’ll reap the benefits of this opportunity for a four-month residency at the Innovation Loft (InnoLoft). We look forward to the substantial […]

Wall of Hope Tribute

Marla Serwin

Marla Serwin was 55 years old when she passed away from melanoma in November, 2012. She fought long and hard, but with determination, hope and action that inspired her countless friends and colleagues. She never stopped living her life to the fullest, despite the increasingly difficult treatments her diagnosis required. In doing so, she reminded all those around […]

John McEwan

Our cancer journey has been a shared experience.  One person receives the cancer diagnosis but the caretaker also lives with the fear, the despair, the hope and the faith that if you have the best available medical care, you choose the right attitude and you have faith that God will guide you in your path, […]

Jean Holbrook

Jean, along with three other melanoma patients, shared her personal story as part of our Shades of Hope video. You can watch her story below. Sadly, Jean lost her battle on June 27, 2012.

Suzanne Donahue

Suzanne was a committed volunteer, supporter and friend of IMPACT Melanoma. She was passionate about sharing her story and joined our Your Skin Is In Speaker’s Bureau to warn high school and college students about the dangers of tanning and importance of sun safety. She was only 40 years old when she lost her battle with […]

Tanning Bed Regulations: How States Are Taking Action

You might consider a tanning bed as your ticket to a perfect winter body, but overexposure to any form of ultraviolet (UV) light during your teens and in young adulthood can greatly increase your chances of getting skin cancer later in life. In fact, the increased risk of melanoma associated with tanning bed use is […]

Jason Farley

Jason “Jay” Farley was the loving son of Gary and Brenda and was a best friend and big brother to Matt Farley.  Jay had several relatives and friends that he loved all so dearly.  Jay was raised in Methuen, MA and attended Central Catholic High School with the class of 2001 and Salve Regina University […]

Connor Cockerham

     My beautiful Ginger kid was diagnosed with melanoma the first time in Feb, 2012. 4 months later, after 2 surgeries and 100s of stitches, he was declared “cancer free”. This was his senior year of high school. He was working about 25 hours a week and going to school full time. He was looking forward to a […]

Jessica Vaillancourt

My daughter saved my life. I went for a skin check and my dermatologist removed a mole off of my left upper arm. I thought nothing about it. A few weeks later I received a call that I had melanoma and that I needed to come into the office immediately for surgery until the margins […]

Katie Nehring

I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma during the summer before my senior year of high school. At the time I had no idea what melanoma was. My mom noticed an irregular mole on my back while, ironically, applying sunscreen. We had it checked out and lo and behind it was cancer. No one really explained […]

Kate Nicoletti

My cancer was conceived the same time as my first child, or at least that’s how I remember it. Fortunately, I became a cancer survivor as she turned one. I was always a freckle-covered child and grew up loving family beach vacations, the soccer field and time playing outside. In high school and college, I […]

Meghan Forrest

Throughout, my entire life there was nothing I loved more than being outside in the sun. Unfortunately, through that entire time I never wore sunblock. It never was a concern in what could happen to me as long as I was having fun. Back then I barely knew what Melanoma was, and never thought that […]

Tasha Bracken

It was the fall of 2000 and I was planning my wedding. I had a couple moles that I decided I wanted to have removed before our special day. For as long a I could remember, I had a mole on my face that I almost considered a beauty mark. I guess it was more […]

Jean Standring

How it all began At 61 years old I am blessed to be a Mother, a Grandmother, have a Twin Sister and a Brother, Nieces and Nephews. Life is indeed good. I sit here today contemplating the need to tell a story. It is a story of how we must live in the present. None […]

Carole Maloney

My melanoma story began with my nightly routine of applying moisturizer to my face with fingers on each side, noticing a small lump past my right cheek very close to my right ear. I had this lump for two weeks so my Primary Care Physician ordered a fine needle biopsy, this was in October 2011. […]

Sharrel Paul

Being an avid tanner as a 20-something (along with quite a few sunburns as a kid) landed me the diagnosis of Stage 3C metastatic melanoma right before my 30th birthday in 2012. Never in my life did I ever think that something as serious as cancer would happen to me. But once it did, I […]

Heather Webb

I was 22, I had just graduated college and was about to start my “dream” job at the world’s top accounting firm. I had my 5-year and 10-year plans strategized and I had just started teaching fitness classes at the health club my family owns. My friends would describe me as an active, healthy person. […]

Ed Cusick

First diagnosed March 2001. Rear upper left leg . Started treatment (surgery) at Mass General, followed by several other surgeries, lymph node involvement, etc. went on High Dose Interferon for a month at Cape Cod Hospital, followed by 11 months of self injection low dose interferon. Recurrence in 2002, more surgeries, Isolated Limb perfusion at […]

Skinny on Skin Program

Training salon professionals to recognize skin cancer Being a salon professional puts you in a unique position to potentially save your client’s lives. Skin cancer manifests in many ways, and with the Skinny on Skin program offered by IMPACT Melanoma, you can learn to recognize the signs and alert your customers to the potential problem […]

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Referral Program

Refer friends for more chances to win! Take the Pledge online to get a unique referral link to send to friends. The more people you get to take the pledge, the more you can win! Refer 5 friends – UV bracelet, 5 additional raffle entries* Refer 10 friends – bumper sticker, 10 additional raffle entries* Refer 15 […]


Kristen (pictured left) is an 18-year-old sophomore at the University of Maine. She heard about Your Skin Is In from one of her teachers through Service Learning Group at the University, an organization which aims to educate the community about health related topics on campus. Knowing the dangers of sunlight and UV rays the group […]

Sabrina & Heather

I remembered Heather (pictured left) from when we were younger growing up, but actually hearing her story through a Your Skin Is In presentation at Norwell High School was really eye opening. I found Heather so inspirational; she made me realize how important protecting my skin was. I shed some tears after, but I’m glad […]


After participating in the Your Skin Is In program, Salem State University discontinued its longstanding relationship with the local tanning salon. For years the university allowed students to use the money placed on their student I.D. cards at a nearby tanning salons. In 2014, the IMPACT Melanoma brought Your Skin Is In to the campus […]


I can say with confidence that IMPACT Melanoma’s Your Skin Is In program saved my life. I was a junior in college, working part time at a tanning salon and rocking a beautiful orange glow in the middle of winter. I had started using indoor tanning beds in high school to tan before prom or get […]

High School Rules

RULES Register your school online. Download and copy our pledge forms or send students to to take the pledge online. Get at least 70% of your grade(s) to sign the pledge. If you are sending by mail, gather all of your signed pledge sheets, attach them to the official cover sheet, and return the […]

College Rules

RULES  Register your school online. Download and copy our pledge forms or send students to to take the pledge online. Get at least 2% of your undergraduate college population to sign the Your Skin Is In Pledge. If sending by mail, gather all of your signed pledge sheets, attach them to the official cover […]

Burberry Party

Please join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres and festive gift preview in celebration of the upcoming holiday season.  A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to IMPACT Melanoma.  All are welcome!

Meet Tammy

Tammy Brown Having Melanoma is definitely something that I never thought would happen to me. I used to skip those articles in the magazines warning young girls about the dangers of too much sun exposure and UV radiation from tanning beds. That didn’t pertain to me, I thought. I wanted to be tan year round, […]

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Greg Fater’s Boston Marathon Fundraising Event

Come out to support IMPACT Melanoma and Running for Cover team member Greg Fater. Greg is participating in the 2014 Boston Marathon to raise funds to support the IMPACT Melanoma’s mission of prevention, education, support and advocacy in the fight against melanoma. $25 AT THE DOOR Includes appetizers, one drink and one raffle ticket Purchase […]

SOS Registration

Social Media

E-mail Utilizing e-mail is a quick and effective way to capture your potential donors. One option is to create an email letter campaign. Another option is to add a line in your e-mail signature about running the Boston Marathon with Running for Cover. ex: I’m running the Boston Marathon with IMPACT Melanoma. To help raise […]

Tips & Tricks

Start Early! The earlier you start, the easier it will be to exceed your personal fundraising goal. As soon as you are accepted to the team, you should begin work on your fundraising plan. Once you begin fundraising, you should set up personal milestones for your fundraising. Below is a sample of milestones based on […]

Fundraising Timeline

The only required fundraising deadline is May 17, 2017 for your personal fundraising commitment. However, we strongly suggest you set up personal milestones for your fundraising. Below is a sample of milestones based on a goal of $10,000. January 1 – $2,500 February 1 – $5,000 March 1 – $7,500 April 1 – $10,000+ These […]

How To Accept Donations

Online The easiest way for people to donate to your fundraising efforts is online. For instructions on setting up your Crowdrise page, please click here. Credit Card If you have someone who would like to make a donation by credit card, but would rather not do it online. You can have them call our office […]


Having your personal fundraising page set-up makes it easy for your donors to contribute quickly and efficiently. Follow the below steps to set up your page and be sure to personalize it as much as possible. How to Set up your Personal Fundraising Page 1. Go to: 2. Click the blue box labeled “Fundraise for […]

Training Plans

Marathon Training Programs We will give you an overview of some of the most popular training programs that are available.  If there is a program that you are interested in, but which we have not touched on, please let us know and we can give you more information about it.  If you remain bewildered by […]

Pre-Training To-Do List

To commit to running any marathon is courageous.  Some might say absurd.  According to New Yorker cartoonist, Tom Toro: “Don’t all human endeavors have a degree of absurdity? Even the most Ancient Greece-y ones? Our time on earth is finite, so why waste it running errands, let alone a marathon? The distance itself—26.2 miles—is only […]

Fitness Form

To register in the Joint Ventures Marathon Training Program with John Furey: Complete a Fitness Form for Joint Ventures Return form to IMPACT Melanoma by: a. Email: b. Fax: 978-371-0109 c. Mail: 490 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 This is a complimentary training program for Running for Cover members who can use it. Registration is not required for […]

Hill Runs

2017 Hill Run Schedule 14 weekly hill runs starting January 4th. Meet at the bottom of the hill in Boston Common. Start time is 5:30pm. Week 1= 3 x full hill Week 2=  4 x full Week 3=  5 x full Week 4=  10 x half hill Week 5=  6 x full Week 6=  12 x half […]

Long Runs

Furey Marathon Training Program 2015 Location: Joint Ventures Physical Therapy 654 Beacon Street, Boston Kenmore Sq. Parking: Several lots nearby (next to Fenway) $10-$12 Start Time: Doors open at 7:30 am, runs leave at 8:00 am Program Includes: 17 weekly, Boston Marathon designed and coordinated, long runs with water, Gatorade, and snacks provided starting from Joint […]

Meet the Trainers

Meet Your Coach Robin Travers, MD, is a dermatologist at SkinCare Physicians in the Boston area.  She took up running 12 years ago after the birth of her son, Will. She has run 15 marathons since then, 8 of them as a qualified runner at the Boston Marathon.  She has run with IMPACT Melanoma for 7 years, giving […]

After Gala Dance Party

After Gala Dance Party Friday, November 22, 2013 InterContinental Boston 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston 10:00pm – 12:00am Medical Student Tickets: $50

Fall Melanoma Symposium 2013

Fall Melanoma Symposium Advanced Treatment of Melanoma Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:30pm Jimmy Fund Auditorium Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 35 Binney Street, Boston, MA Program open to all melanoma patients, survivors and their caregivers or supporters. SPEAKER: Dr. Keith Flaherty is the director of the Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at the Mass […]

Harvard Medical School Melanoma Program

With over 1 million new cases diagnosed each year, skin cancers are the most common malignancies in the United States. For primary care providers in the frontlines of patient care, the early recognition and treatment of these cancers, especially cutaneous melanoma, represents an important public health imperative. Unfortunately, medical training in skin cancer detection is often limited […]

Joyce Kulhawik

Joyce Kulhawic, best known as the Emmy Award-Winning Arts and Entertainment Critic for CBS-Boston (WBZ-TV 1981-2008), is currently lending her expertise as an arts advocate, motivational speaker and cancer crusader all over the region. Kulhawik is President of the Boston Theater Critics Association, and a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics. Look for […]

Orange Leaf Fundraiser – East Greenwich, RI

Orange Leaf Fundraiser – Warwick, RI

Skinny on Skin Registration

Spring Symposium 2013

IMPACT Melanoma’s Spring Melanoma Symposium Treatment and Beyond With speakers Donald Lawrence, MD and Rick Boyajian, RN, NP Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:30-9:00pm Jimmy Fund Auditorium Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 35 Binney Street, Boston, MA Program open to all melanoma patients, survivors and their caregivers or supporters. SPEAKERS: Dr. Donald Lawrence is the Clinical Director at […]

Andrew Marsh

  Our son, Andrew Craig Marsh, grew up in Portland, Maine.  He found great joy in spending time with his family and friends, and loved sports, both playing and watching them. His favorite teams were BC, Celtics, Red Sox, and the Patriots.  Andy cherished his education having attended Cheverus High School in Portland, Boston College […]

Joanna Confalone

I’m Joanna, I was a total beach bum spending my summers on Wingaersheek of Gloucester, Massachusetts and also, a tanning bed user throughout my teens and twenties.  Being “tantastic” year-round made me feel healthy and more attractive.  I was diagnosed with stage I melanoma when I was 25 years old.  I was down the beach […]

Lauren DeConte

May 5, 2009 is a day I will never forget. I had recently turned nineteen and was a week away from completing my first year of college. Summer was right around the corner, which made all my friends excited because that meant it was beach season. However, the phone call I received on that Tuesday […]

Liza McAndrews

I was the typical sun-worshipper. I grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the only thing for teenagers to do was going to the beach and the pool. I spent every waking moment, that I wasn’t in school, laying out, jet skiing, or on a boat. Skin cancer, especially the deadliest form melanoma, never crossed […]

Rachel D’Ambrosio

Malignant Melanoma.  A diagnosis you never want to hear.  All too often, when I tell people that I had cancer, they ask me what type.  I reply with melanoma and usually get a response of, “Oh skin cancer.  That’s not a real cancer, all you have to do is cut it out and it will […]

Shades of Hope Live Auction

Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on these amazing packages at our Shades of Hope live auction.  Click the image below for a full size view:  

Melanoma Awareness Project

Tanning is Out. Your Skin Is In. Melanoma Awareness Project Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Memorial Union Ballroom, University of Rhode Island The Melanoma Awareness Project in collaboration with IMPACT Melanoma, University College, URI Health Education, and the URI Cancer Prevention Research Center, will be a high energy and engaging event filled with speakers, […]

Fall Symposium

IMPACT Melanoma Presents Updates in Advanced Treatment of Melanoma With Patrick Ott, MD, PhD and David Fisher, MD, PhD. Wednesday, November 7, 2012 6:30-9:00pm Jimmy Fund Auditorium Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 35 Binney Street, Boston, MA  Patrick Ott, MD, PhD is a physician for the Melanoma Disease Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institue. He is also […]

Melanoma Awareness Event

Melanoma Awareness Event Saturday, November 3, 2012 12pm-3pm Warwick Mall 400 Bald Hill Road Warwick, RI 02886 Be sure to stop by and support IMPACT Melanoma’s mission of education, prevention, support and advocacy. – Free facial scans – Free lip balm – Educational materials

Shades of Hope Sponsorship and Tickets

Martinis for Melanoma – Boston

Please join us for Martinis for Melanoma Boston September 19, 2012 5:30pm Brownstone 111 Dartmouth Street Boston, Ma To sponsor the event or buy tickets visit our FirstGiving page. 100% of the proceeds with benefit IMPACT Melanoma. Tickets are $25  online before the event and $30 at the door. (Tickets includes free apps and one raffle ticket.) […]

Terry’s Walk

Join us for a 2 mile, family friendly walk on the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, MA and celebrate the life of beloved wife and mom, Terry O’Neill.  Now in it’s fifth year, Terry’s Walk supports IMPACT Melanoma and its programs to educate non-dermatologists in the early detection and prevention of melanoma. Saturday, September 15, […]

Mike Donohoe 5K Run/Walk for Melanoma

October 18, 2015 Perley School 51 North Street Georgetown, MA 5K Run: 12:00 pm Free Kids Fun Run: 11:30am (8 yrs and younger)   MAKE A DIFFERENCE, PLEASE JOIN US Thank you in advance for your support of this important event in memory of our dear friend Mike, who lost his courageous battle with cancer in […]

Shades of Hope

  IMPACT Melanoma would like to extend a warm thanks to all of those who attended our Annual Shades of Hope Gala on October 23, 2012. With the help of our sponsors and all of your generosity, we raised over $260,000 to support IMPACT Melanoma’s educational and support programs. Congratulations to the recipients of our first […]

Martinis for Melanoma Newport

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Martinis for Melanoma, Newport! JULY 21, 2012 6:00-9:00 PM O’BRIEN’S PUB 501 THAMES STREET NEWPORT,  RI   *Tickets:* $25 per person To sponsor the event or buy tickets visit our FirstGiving page. For questions, please call IMPACT Melanoma at 978-371-5613 or the event host Tim Fater at 401-559-7722. […]

RACE Friday 5K Summer Series

RUN: Join us on five fantastic Friday evenings this summer for fun & professionally chip-timed 5K races with post-race refreshments from Powerade Zero and b.good!  The races will be held  along the Charles River in Boston at the DCR’s Artesani Park on Soldiers Field Road.  The series, co-produced with Informal Running and the Hyde Square Task Force, will benefit […]

New Balance Falmouth Road Race

IMPACT Melanoma is thrilled to be back in Falmouth with our Running for Cover Team!  We are looking for team members who are committed to our mission of education, support and advocacy in the fight against melanoma. JOIN OUR TEAM: To apply to join our team, please complete our Falmouth Application.  The minimum fundraising requirement […]

Warwick Mall Melanoma Awareness Event

Warwick Mall Melanoma Awareness Event Saturday, May 26, 2012 Noon – 3pm Warwick Mall, Warwick, RI Stop by our Melanoma Awareness Table at the Warwick Mall on Saturday, May 26, from noon – 3. You can learn the facts about melanoma and see if you have any sun damage on your face!

Melanoma Awareness Event and Raffle

Melanoma Awareness Event and Raffle Thursday, May 17, 2012, 12 – 2pm Panera Bread, Cranston, RI Come support IMPACT Melanoma’s mission of Education, Prevention and Support while learning about sun safety.

Spring Skin 101

Title: Spring Skin 101 Location: Skin Catering, 18 West Street, Chicopee, MA 01013 Link out: Click here Description: With the beautiful weather upon us, Spring Skin 101 is an event aimed at bringing attention to your beloved skin! Free to attend, this event is sponsored by IMPACT Melanoma and featuring Meghan Rothschild, Board Member of […]

2nd Annual Wallys Wicked Good 5k

The Second Annual Wally’s Wicked Good 5k Thursday, May 17, 2012 Registration: Opens at 4:00 pm Start: Kid’s Fun Run starts at 5:30 pm 5K race starts at 6:00 pm Location Auburndale Cove Park West Pine Street, Newton, MA Entry You can register online or download a registration form Early registration — $20 (by 5/1/12) […]

5K Leprechaun Leap

First Annual  5K Leprechaun Leap Sunday, March 18, 2012, 10:00 am Location: Stellos Stadium, 7 Riverside Street, Nashua TEAM EARLEY has embarked on a new 5K Run/Walk Road Race fund-raiser to benefit IMPACT Melanoma! Race starts at 10am Professionally Timed Event $20 Pre-registration $25 on race day After party to follow – The Peddlars Daughter, […]

Team Earley Pancake Breakfast

Team Earley Pancake Breakfast Souhegan High School, Amherst, NH February 18, 2012 7:00 – 11:00 am $5 per person

Katie and Colleen McCann Fundraising Party

Katie and Colleen McCann’s Fundraising Party Saturday, February 18, 2012 4 – 8pm Clery’s 113 Dartmouth Street, Boston Boston, MA

Spring Melanoma Symposium

Spring Symposium 2012   Translating Melanoma Research to Improved Patient Care   Following the presentation, a panel of long-term survivors will share their experiences and stories of survivorship. An opportunity for education, discussion & connection for patients, survivors, families & friends   Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 – 9:00 pm   Dana Farber Cancer Institute Jimmy […]

Mingling for Melanoma

Mingling for Melanoma Max and Dylan’s, 1 Chelsea Street, Charlestown, MA Join Boston Marathon Runner Kristen Hoar at Mingling for Melanoma on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 7 – 10pm.   Kristen is running the Boston Marathon on behalf of IMPACT Melanoma and has committed to raising $5,000!  As a melanoma survivor, Kristen knows the importance […]

12th Annual Golf Tournament & Auction

Download our Registration Form or register on-line.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Teens on Tanning Forum NH

Title: Teens on Tanning Forum Location: Concord, NH Start Time: 09:00 Date: 2012-02-18 End Time: 13:30   Register now! [pdf]

The Skinny on Skin Medical Student Training

Title: The Skinny on Skin Medical Student TrainingLocation: Harvard School of Public Health, BostonStart Time: 11:00Date: 2012-01-07End Time: 13:00

Volunteer Orientation

Get involved! Join us for our Volunteer Orientation Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 6:30pm-8:00pm Emerson Hospital, Community Agency Building 111 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Suite 1005, Concord, MA Pizza, drinks and desserts will be served Hear about volunteer opportunities and find out how you can make a difference. Why not… Join our speakers […]

Cox Sports Marathon and Half Marathon

Running for Cover Providence 2012 Join our Running for Cover Team in Providence, Rhode Island the weekend of May 4th – 6th for our fourth year participating in the Cox Rhode Race Series.  Events include a 5k and a kids fun run on Saturday, May 5th and a half or full marathon on Sunday, May […]

Shape UP RI 5k

Running for Cover Providence 2012 Join our Running for Cover Team in Providence, Rhode Island the weekend of May 4th – 6th for our fourth year participating in the Cox Rhode Race Series.  Events include a 5k and a kids fun run on Saturday, May 5th and a half or full marathon on Sunday, May […]

2012 Boston Marathon

April 16. 2012 IMPACT Melanoma’s 2012 Boston Marathon® Team Running for Cover IMPACT Melanoma has been fundraising through the Boston Marathon® for over 7 years. With Bill Rodgers as our honorary team captain, we have raised more than $1,000,000 to support the life-saving work of IMPACT Melanoma.  IMPACT Melanoma has 37 runners participating in the […]

Martinis for Melanoma

Martinis for Melanoma Providence, Monday, March 12, 2012 Special thanks to our organizers Debbie Barshay and Linda Lyons!   Tickets can be purchased in advance here.  See you there! Thank You to our Generous Sponsors: Beauty and the Bath. Wickford, RI Café Fresco. East Greenwich, RI Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Warwick, RI Dunkin’ Donuts. Warwick Mall, Warwick, […]

3rd Annual Brad Pinney Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Join us at The 3rd Annual Brad Pinney Wine Tasting & Silent Auction!        Saturday, February 11th, 2012, 7pm -10pm Elmcrest Country Club, East Longmeadow MA Brad Pinney was a father, husband, firefighter and volunteer, and today he is still an inspiration. In 2008, Brad passed away at age 58 after fighting a six month […]

Test event

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