Community & Partners

Melanoma International Foundation   The Melanoma Research Foundation   The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR)
Established in 2003, the Melanoma International Foundation (MIF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to provide the scientifically sound guidance and support our founder could not find when she was diagnosed with melanoma.

Our Vision: A future where top-notch melanoma treatment is accessible to all patients globally.
Our Mission: To develop personalized strategies with patients so they may live longer, better lives.
The Melanoma Research Foundation is committed to research, education and advocacy in our national battle to find more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for this disease. The Melanoma Research Foundation is committed to advancing a national scientific agenda for melanoma research, coordinating with other leaders and funders, while funding research across the spectrum of melanoma - in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) is a national voluntary health organization based in New York City that was founded in 1999 and is chaired by Robert Wood Johnson IV, a member of the founding family of Johnson & Johnson. By committing millions of dollars to significant lupus research every year and holding nationwide lupus walks to secure additional funding, the ALR is proactively battling lupus.

American VITILIGO Research Foundation   Lupus Foundation of America   The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA)
The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA)
American Vitiligo Research Foundation Inc. (AVRF) provides public awareness about vitiligo through dedicated work, education and counseling. We seek to make a difference worldwide to those afflicted by the disease, focusing on children and their families. The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is a public charity formed in 2007 under the auspices of the Milken Institute, with the generous founding support of Debra and Leon Black. MRA’s mission is to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and its translation in order to eliminate suffering and death due to melanoma. MRA research awards fulfill this core mission by providing an important and unique source of funding that addresses the gap in translational science, which is a critical stage in moving scientific discoveries into tools and treatments for patients.

SunAware   Dr. Lewis Slaten   The Skin Cancer Foundation
skin cancer founcation
SunAWARE is a not-for-profit educational organization. Broadly, it seeks to publicly promulgate critical information on the prevention and detection of skin cancer based upon its exhaustively researched and peer reviewed acronym SunAWARE. Dr. Lewis Slaten is the founder of the IUVTL. Dr. Slaten is an internationally recognized leader of textile and apparel evaluation and testing with over 30 years of textile experience. He is professor emeritus at Auburn University and taught courses in textiles, apparel evaluation and advanced polymer studies. The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only international organization devoted solely to education, prevention, early detection, and prompt treatment of the world’s most common cancer. Take your stand against skin cancer.

The American Cancer Society   Rodan + Fields Dermatologist    
american cancer Rodan Fields  
For nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we’re helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer . At Rodan + Fields® Dermatologists we are committed to connecting you with the products, the knowledge, the resources and the opportunities to change your skin and to change your life.