MRF Stewardship Report Volume 5 FINAL

25th Anniversary

Diana started the Melanoma Research Foundation to give hope to others in a time when there was very little hope for melanoma patients. She was inspired by her own journey, of course, and the absence of treatments that were available to her, but in the end it totally turned to others. It was pretty remarkable. — Jeff Ashby, Diana’s husband “ ”

I first became involved with the MRF like so many others, as a newly diagnosed patient looking for answers. The educational information, support and sense of community that I found at the MRF were invaluable to me during the most challenging time of my life. I’m honored to have the opportunity to give back to an organization that is unmatched in its commitment to melanoma patients and caregivers,

Diana and Jeff Ashby

while supporting the cutting-edge research advances that will lead us to a cure.

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) was founded in 1996 by Diana Ashby, a melanoma patient who was frustrated by the lack of treatment options and support resources available at the time. Diana’s vision was to give melanoma patients and caregivers a reason for hope. Twenty-five years later, her legacy lives on as the MRF has grown into the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma, funding more than $20 million in life-saving research and offering a powerful voice for the 1.3 million Americans living with melanoma.

Douglas Brodman, MRF Board Chair

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