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Washington University Partnership Update July 2016

A letter from Dr. Lynn Cornelius, MD Dear Aneta and Blackout Melanoma team- We have had a very productive period in our melanoma work. Recently, Shivani did a podium presentation at one of our national conferences (Society of Investigative Dermatology) in mid-May 2016. She received recognition for the talk and was given the Resident &…

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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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Press Release January 2015

For Immediate Release: January 9, 2015 For More Information, Contact: Aneta Campos Founder and President Blackout Melanoma (636) 579-0640 LOCAL NONPROFIT GIVES SECOND $10,000 GRANT TO WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (Chesterfield, MO) – Blackout Melanoma continues their partnership with Washington University School of Medicine and awards their second $10,000 check as part of a…

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Press Release August 2014

MEDIA ALERT: For Immediate Release: August 22, 2014 For More Information, Contact: Aneta Campos Founder and President Blackout Melanoma (636) 579-0640 BLACKOUT MELANOMA WILL BE HOSTING THEIR 5TH ANNUAL BECA’S FIVE AT CREVE COEUR LAKE WHAT: (Chesterfield, MO) Blackout Melanoma will be hosting their 5th annual Beca’s Five (5K) at Creve Coeur Lake. WHO: Blackout Melanoma…

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Press Release May 2014

LOCAL SMALL NONPROFIT BLACKOUT MELANOMA GIVES BACK IN A BIG WAY TO WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (Chesterfield, MO) – Blackout Melanoma recently partnered with Washington University School of Medicine and awarded their first $50,000 research grant  for clinical research projects that explore innovative approaches to understanding melanoma and its treatment and help move closer to finding a cure…

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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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