Melanoma Research Foundation leverages online tools to reach consumers during Melanoma Awareness Month
"Melanoma Awareness Month exists because this disease is not sufficiently in the public's mind. If we are going to stop melanoma, we need to extend our reach to include young people, who have the fastest rising incidence rates." said
Created as a grassroots, volunteer program, the MRF Melanoma Messengers toolkit will enable individuals to join a national network dedicated to supporting medical research, educating patients and physicians, and acting as an advocate for the melanoma community. The additional social networking sites, including Facebook and Twitter, will enable volunteers to stay connected, share tips and offer support to others.
"Our Facebook, Twitter and MRF Melanoma Messengers programs give people the tools and resources they need to raise awareness in their local and online communities," continued Turnham. "Whether you are a fan, a tweeter or a volunteer, it's now easier than ever before to show your support for those affected by this deadly disease."
"This month, the MRF's Messengers will be involved in nearly 30 different fundraising events and activities across the country to raise money to find a cure, including our first 'Melanoma Tweetments' fundraiser," said
Melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer, claims the life of approximately one American every hour and is the fastest growing cancer in
The Melanoma Research Foundation invites you to join its online community at:
- MRF's Twitter Page: http://www.twitter.com/curemelanoma
- MRF's Facebook Page: http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/Melanoma-Research-Foundation/93112915588
- MRF's Facebook Cause: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/269407?m=91e6b129
- MRF Melanoma Messengers Group on Facebook: http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=75885841149
About the MRF's Social Media Resources
Social media users can stay up-to-date on what's going on at the MRF and in the melanoma community by following @curemelanoma on Twitter and becoming a fan of the Melanoma Research Foundation and inviting friends to support the cause on Facebook. To learn more about becoming involved with the MRF Melanoma Messengers program, visit www.melanoma.org.
Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, is one of the fastest growing cancers in
About Melanoma Research Foundation
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent, national organization devoted to melanoma in
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