Our Programs

Melanoma Awareness and Education Campaign

Because a disease can’t be prevented until it is understood, CMF is dedicated to sharing all we can about adolescent and young adult melanoma; it’s nuances, risks and the fact that it is not only due to UV sun exposure. Through video storytelling and awareness campaigns, we have been able to reach an estimated 45 million households globally through broadcast, print, digital and social media promoting prevention and sun safe behaviors.

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Free Skin Screening Program

Since 2016, the Claire Marie Foundation has partnered with dermatologists in private practice and at leading hospitals in the Mid Atlantic and Southeast regions of the U.S. to provide access to free skin screenings for adolescents and young adults ages 13-29. Thus far, more than 1,400 young people have undergone full-body dermatoscope – based skin screenings. 16% have been found in need of biopsy or further evaluation for suspicion of melanoma. CMF partners include Johns Hopkins Dermatology, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake, Mercy Medical Center of Baltimore, Belcara Health, SCSPhysicians, Maryland Pediatric Group, Maryland Laser Skin and Vein, Current Dermatology and Germain Dermatology.

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Collegiate Ambassador Program

Want to reach a college or high school student? Talk to their friends. Peer-to-peer advocacy is the focus of CMF’s Collegiate and High school Ambassadors. Over 100 students on 42 campuses nationwide host melanoma awareness campaigns and offer melanoma prevention education to their fellow students. Through engagement with athletes, greek organizations and campus-wide events CMF Ambassadors have a direct reach of an estimated 3,500 – 4,200 young adults annually. In addition, through social media platforms they promote CMF melanoma awareness campaigns to their followers and friends.

Sun Safe Sports Program

Because competitive athletes spend at least 1,200 hours a year baking in the sun, the Claire Marie Foundation has developed a strategic partnership with USA Lacrosse to help athletes stay sun safe while on the field. By traveling to lacrosse tournaments and conventions, we bring melanoma awareness and prevention education to players, coaches, trainers, parents and their families. Our hope is to expand our messaging beyond lacrosse and into other competitive sports that engage so many young people.

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