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MELANOMA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/03/2013: MELANOMA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: MELANOMA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

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Glenmoore, PA
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MELANOMA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/03/2013: MELANOMA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: MELANOMA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

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Physical Address: Glenmoore, PA 19343 
EIN: 14-1886698
Web URL: www.melanomainternational.org 
Blog URL: www.melanomaforum.org 
NTEE Category: G Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
G30 Cancer
G Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
G30 Cancer
Year Founded: 2003 
Ruling Year: 2003 


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Mission Statement

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 .

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2010

Total Revenue $301,110
Total Expenses $265,442

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Lisa Newcomb

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Programs

Program: Patient Services (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

1. Patient Outreach: helpline, forum, email assistance to over 5000 patients a year 2. Send out our book and other educational materials to thousands. 3. Educate: k-8, Save Your Skin Pledge for tanning salon prevention, lunch and learn webinars for early detection to many corporate entities.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

MIF educates the general population, melanoma patients and families, and those at risk for melanoma about the importance of early detection. We provide free screenings by dermatologists for the early detection of melanoma and raise awareness about a disease many do not know to be a deadly cancer.   MIF provides consultation to melanoma patients to help them understand their pathology, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options. Our staff takes as much time as needed for each patient and/or family member to feel comfortable with this new, often overwhelming, knowledge.  MIF supports the accrual of patients to clinical trials by breaking down the barriers to participation for patients. Educating patients about trials as well as providing funds for patient travel and lodging for clinical trials and second opinions lessens the obstacles. Less than 4% of melanoma patients choose clinical trials and without patient participation, new discoveries cannot be made.  MIF specializes in programs that think outside the box to meet the needs of patients, families and caregivers. MIF’s programs, from moderated patient forums to educational webinars, fully embrace current technology to ensure a far-reaching impact.
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