The Colorado Melanoma Foundation

OUR STORY

The Colorado Melanoma Foundation was incorporated in July, 2013 as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in order to educate the public, support patient networks, encourage early detection and screening, and maintain current information on treatment options, sun protective behaviors, and recent developments in our global understanding on melanoma.

 

We began with the combined efforts of several passionate volunteers in the fields of Melanoma Research, Dermatology, and Law, to name a few. We have gained local recognition as the first and only Colorado local, melanoma-specific non-profit organization. Our community supporters, professional and private corporate partners, and friends/colleagues in Colorado have grown dramatically.

We continue to operate on a volunteer bases; every dollar raised by the foundation goes straight to our operations and outreach. There is no paid governing body, we do all the work ourselves, and maintain the highest levels of non-profit integrity, transparency, and ethics.

OUR MISSION

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The Colorado Melanoma Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to promote melanoma awareness in Colorado by educating residents about melanoma skin cancer & sun-safe behavior, delivering preventative skin screening services, and providing support for current patients.

Skin Cancer in Colorado

An Increased Risk

The Colorado Melanoma Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to promote melanoma awareness in Colorado by educating residents about melanoma skin cancer & sun-safe behavior, delivering preventative skin screening services, and providing support for current patients.  

​The Sun's harmful Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation damages skin cells, causing cancer. Coloradans are exposed to an excessive amount of UV due to our elevation, +300 days of sunshine, and love for the outdoors. As a result, we rank among the highest in the nation for skin cancer incidence and mortality rates 

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Sun protection and catching suspicious moles before they get worse is the best way to prevent melanoma. The CMF attends schools, community events, and corporate health fairs to spread this message

Educating the public on the warning signs of skin cancer and sun safe behavior

Yearly skin checks by your dermatologist are recommended, but not everyone can do that. The Sun Bus is a mobile education and skin screening clinic that travels across Colorado to provide free screenings and education to the community.  CLICK HERE to view The Sun Bus Calendar of Events.

Free skin screenings and referrals to Colorado residents

Sometimes prevention is not an option. With the help of the Colorado Cancer Coalition and faculty at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, we have created patient support materials and a stage-specific treatment guide to help new patients understand their options. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Patient Support

 

ANNUAL EVENTS

CORPORATE SPONSOR PARTNERSHIP

The proceeds from this Partnership Program will enable us to grow our programs and increase our ability to meet our mission, to reduce risk of melanoma & support those who are struggling with this disease.

SUN BUS PARTNERSHIP

The Sun Bus is a community project developed by the Colorado Melanoma Foundation that provides FREE skin screenings, skin cancer awareness, and sun safety education to Coloradans at community events and public schools throughout the year. CLICK HERE or visit our website at http://thesunbus.org to learn more.

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PARTNERSHIPS