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.

Risk Factors

Every person, no matter their gender, race, or age can develop melanoma, but there are certain factors that increase the chance of melanoma developing:
  • Sunlight and Tanning Beds (UV Rays)
  • Bad sunburns as a child or an adult
  • Moles on the skin
  • Freckles
  • Fair skin (there is less melanin to protect the skin)
  • Blonde, red, or light brown hair
  • Blue eyes
  • Family history of any skin cancer