The Claire Marie Foundation was established in 2014 following the death of Claire Marie Wagonhurst, a sparkling 17 year old who lost a long battle with adolescent melanoma as a result of changes her body went through during puberty.
Our Latest News/Press:
Ninety percent of pediatric melanoma cases occur in patients aged 10-19.
Adolescent melanoma is not always related to sun exposure or tanning booths – it can be caused by hormonal changes in puberty.
Malignancy in girls is often found in the lower extremities, in the trunk area for boys.
Adolescent melanoma is slightly more common in girls than boys – about 55% for girls.