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The Battle to Win the Race against Melanoma Cancer is on!

by Mack Shults The battle against metastatic melanoma cancer has been tremendously inspired by Rebeca Shults Campos who was only 26 years old when she died from this horrific disease. Hearing the diagnosis “you are dying” was tragic news, mind-boggling and unbelievable to Rebeca and her family. After this tremendous shock, Beca with barely 24 years…

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Rick’s Blog April 2014

I’m very proud of what we accomplished in the past year.  As we move closer to meeting our goals and fulfilling our mission of educating, advocating, and providing resources to secure a generation free of Melanoma, I think it’s important to note the major accomplishments and, again, thank all those who helped us get there! Blackout Melanoma’s 2013…

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Mickie Kohlschreiber – Blog

It was 1986, I was a senior in college, when a news story caught my attention. The picture that was displaying on the TV was something I could identify with, but what was it? As my full attention turned to what the reporter was saying, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing…Skin Cancer. That was…

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Lisa Sola – Blog

So proud that I know her beautiful momma and I get to feel her spirit by knowing you!!!  You are so amazing by everything you do in her honor!  A true inspiration! Truly blessed to know you Aneta, as my new neighbor and also as a sweet friend. It’s wonderful to see all the tremendous…

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Dawn Hayworth – The Bottom Line

My name is Dawn Hayworth I was born in 1954 with Ichthyosis, a congenital skin disorder characterized by dryness and scaling (interesting but a topic for another story).  While my skin disorder is not particularly relevant to skin cancer, exfoliating lotions and fair color makes my skin more vulnerable to sun damage and sun damage…

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Aneta’s Blog March 2014

To our generous friends, family, sponsors, donors, partners and volunteers.  Without your support in 2013, and the previous years, we would not have the privilege of coming this far, spreading Melanoma Awareness through: Let’s Move in Parkway – Health Fair in May, A Day at the Ballpark with Cardinals in July, 4th Beca’s 5Kentucky in November, The…

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Dear Spring Breakers

Spring break is a wonderful time of year.  A week off from school or work is just what we all need after this long and cold winter.  It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to enjoy the sunshine. I know how much being out in the sun can make everything better. And I…

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Sheri Shapiro: Thoughts on Beca

I have been thinking about writing something since Rick mentioned it to me a week or so ago, and my only conclusion is there is no way to narrow this down to a single story or tale about my Becs. So I guess I just need to say how she impacted my life from the…

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Why do I do this?

My life had changed. In the winter of 2010 I was attending Webster University working on my second Bachelors degree. Life was a little complicated for me then. I had gone back to school and basically reverted to being a college kid again. I was still working freelance and contract design jobs if and when…

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