Mission Statement
What is Melanoma?
Risk Factors
How to Prevent
How to Detect
How to Cure
Now I know. So now I do.
Donations will help us:
The Melanoma Research Fund
Miles Over Melanoma
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Our M.O.M. Inc.

  • Our M.O.M., Inc. is taking a year off in 2018 from Miles Over Melanoma and looks forward to seeing everyone on May 11, 2019! Remember to be skin safe this spring and summer, doing everything you can to prevent skin cancer and getting anything suspicious looked at by a doctor right away.

  • Our M.O.M., Inc. is the winner of the 2012 Exceptional Donor Award from the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. This honor would not be possible without our supporters. Thank you for continuing the fight against this terrible disease.

Donations can be made in honor or in memory of melanoma fighters, survivors, and angels.

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Or mail your donation to:

"OUR M.O.M., INC."
c/o Elizabeth Shocklee
1816 Springdale Acres Lane
St. Louis, MO 63131

Donations to Our M.O.M., Inc. are tax deductible, less the value of goods received, as described by the Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).

Federal Tax ID/EIN: 26-0432050

Where will your donation go?

The goals of Our M.O.M., Inc. include raising money to help prevent, detect, and cure this deadly form of skin cancer. With that being said, your donation will directly help our extensive education campaign.

Prevent - Our goal is to educate people on the importance of protecting their skin. Our message includes wearing sunscreen at all times in the sun. We have provided free sunscreen to schools, construction workers, swimming pools, and to St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fans! We also give educational presentations on skin cancer prevention to schools and companies in the area. We also hope to educate people on the negative effects of using tanning beds. Our message for prevention is clear - BE SMART AND PROTECT YOUR SKIN.

Detect - It is imperative to know your skin by doing a self-skin exam every month and visiting a doctor once a year. If you see something abnormal during your self-skin exam, see a doctor immediately. Early detection is the key to saving lives. We launched our "Scan Your Skin" campaign and send calendar magnets to help remind people to check their own skin on the 21st of every month and to make a doctor's appointment by June 21st, the first day of summer and the day our mom passed away in 2007. We also teach how to do a self-skin exam in our educational presentations.

Cure - Our M.O.M., Inc. has donated $210,000 to aid research for an effective treatment and hopefully a cure of melanoma. As our foundation grows, Our M.O.M., Inc. is dedicated to increase funding for research every year. Our donations support research through Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Melanoma Research Foundation.

Letter of Acknowledgement from the Melanoma Research Foundation