Melanoma Know More (MKM) is approaching its 7th year of striving for a world free from the threat of melanoma. We are committed to educating the people of Greater Cincinnati about the devastating impact of melanoma.
Melanoma is currently the fastest growing form of cancer. It is the most aggressive and potentially life-threatening type of skin cancer. The incidence of melanoma is increasing at an alarming rate. Currently, 1 in 53 people will have an invasive melanoma and this is expected to increase to 1 in 50 in the year 2015. While only 3% of all skin cancers are melanoma, approximately 80% of all skin cancer-related deaths are due to melanoma. It is the most common cancer in young adults aged 25 to 29 years. And anyone, regardless of skin color, can develop melanoma.
By the end of 2013, we will have screened for free over 800 people and made over 250 referrals to local dermatologists for follow up. We have successfully distributed materials and sunscreen to thousands of people at events such as Melanoma Awareness Day on Fountain Square on May 9, 2013, at a Reds game, and at various community and corporate health fairs and events throughout the city. We started a pilot project to provide education and awareness at local schools, which includes encouraging students to sign Melanoma Know More's "No Tanning Pledge". We will award our annual research grant of $10,000 to a very deserving recipient at our Annual Meeting on December 2nd. We hosted the 7th annual Blues Event on August 1st at Kenwood Country Club and raised over $73,000. Finally, over 100 participants joined Team Melanoma Know More for the 2013 Flying Pig Marathon weekend and raised over $27,000.
We are proud of our current 2013 successes and want to move towards 2014 in a strong position. However, our work is not done. It is urgent that we continue to reach those who may not know the risks of melanoma and to support those with a melanoma diagnosis. MKM is passionate about making a difference by:
We can only accomplish these goals with your help. Please support Melanoma Know More with an annual gift today.
Every contribution is meaningful. Give generously so Melanoma Know More can give the citizens of our community a fighting chance against the world’s fastest growing form of cancer.
MKM Board President
To Make an "offline donation," please mail your donation to:
Melanoma Know More
Attn: Annual Fund Campaign
10945 Reed Hartman Hwy, Suite 323
Cincinnati, OH 45242
If you have any questions, please contact Leanne Blair at 513.364.6653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.