July 10, 2015 the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation became incorporated and by September of 2015 we were granted non-profit status. Since that time, we have grown and evolved into a foundation that I am... Read More
Skin cancer survivor and Miss Greenville 2018 Macken’z Smith actually knows quite a bit about skin cancer. She first learned about skin cancer from her family – her father, grandmother, and grandfather all had it.... Read More
Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation and the American Academy of Dermatology have partnered to offer free SpotMe screenings for skin cancer at locations around North Carolina. All screenings are performed by dermatologists. Take a look at what happens behind the curtain.
For the past few weeks, we’ve shared the #WhyICare stories that recently moved the room to tears at our Taste for a Cure Gala. Today, in honor of Father’s Day, we hear from Raymond Callahan,... Read More
You might ask #WhyICare? I am 17 years old and I am worried about getting skin cancer. In 2015, after having a suspicious mole checked, my grandmother received her first melanoma diagnosis. She underwent surgery... Read More
#WhyICare: ‘I Never Imagined a World Without His Smile’ In honor of Melanoma Awareness Month, we’re sharing some #WhyICare stories that recently moved the room to tears at our Taste for a Cure Gala. First... Read More
After her third melanoma diagnosis, Tracy Callahan couldn't sit still any longer. Inspired by the nickname "Polka Dot Mama," given to her by her two boys, she started this blog and began to network with survivors and skin cancer organizations across the country.