OUR MISSION

The Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation funds research, raises awareness and educates the community about melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer.

OUR STORY

Meet Tracy Callahan, our foundation’s namesake, and learn how the three-time melanoma survivor turned a simple blog into a nonprofit organization that raised over $70,000 for research and awareness in its first year.

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About Melanoma

Over 75,000 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States this year.

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Prevention

Studies have shown that 86% of melanomas are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

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Early Detection

 In the United States, the survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early is about 98%.

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GET INVOLVED

Be part of the solution.

VOLUNTEER

There are amazing volunteer opportunities at PDMMF – no matter the skill set.

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EVENTS

Browse our upcoming events and join us out and about in the community.

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$40,000
DONATED TO RESEARCH
400
TUBES OF DONATED SUNSCREEN
$32,000
DONATED TO EDUCATION

Awareness. Prevention. Early Detection.

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IN THE NEWS

 

Chili Contest Raises Skin Cancer Awareness

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Keeping Melanoma Away Begins With Prevention

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McCallie to Speak at “Taste for a Cure Chef’s Gala”

Duke women’s basketball head coach Joanne P. McCallie will be the keynote speaker…
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Polka Dota Mama – Skin Cancer Sucks

We started working with Polka Dot Mama, a melanoma advocacy organization, with the idea of an event fund...
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