Meredith's Mission for Melanoma is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with a MISSION to raise funds for donations to M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, as well as The University of Texas Dell Medical School in Austin, in support of their research in melanoma medical oncology. It is also our mission to RAISE AWARENESS of this deadly disease, as well as provide guidance on prevention and support others in their fight.
MEREDITH EILEEN MORTON KLUCK
October 1, 1980 – October 6, 2015
For the month of October, to honor Meredith’s 40th birthday and the 5th year of her passing, we are asking for your donations to Meredith’s Mission for Melanoma specifically in honor of her and her mission.
As you know, due to COVID-19, we’ve been unable to have a dedicated fundraiser this year. While not nearly as much fun as a Gala or Tailgate, please consider donating as if you were attending one of these functions. All donations are tax deductible, and we’d be happy to provide a receipt, if you'd like one.
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Another Sister's Story
Recently Robin Spear Bartone’s sisters, Jodie Goldberg and Sona Nast, conducted a Facebook fundraiser to raise awareness of Robin’s melanoma journey and honor her memory. Their fundraiser raised over $4,000 and designated Meredith’s Mission for Melanoma as the recipient. Jodie stated, “We are grateful to Meredith’s Mission for Melanoma for the work they are doing to educate the public and support melanoma research, and proudly chose them as the recipient of our fundraiser to honor our sister's memory on her 60th birthday and 20th anniversary of her passing”.
Thank you, Jodie and Sona, for your kind generosity which will help Meredith’s Mission (and Robin's) to move forward.
Learn more about Robin's melanoma journey
2019 Donations Distributed
Meredith's Mission is thrilled to announce that we donated a total of $65,000 to M.D. Anderson and the University of Texas Dell Medical School in support of their melanoma oncology research and treatment efforts.
This brings total donations given by Meredith's Mission for Melanoma over the past four years to $180,000! Obviously, this is thanks to your overwhelming generosity!
The Dell Medical School - Benefitting Lives with Our Donations!
Because of our combined $50,000 donation from 2017 and 2018, The Dell Medical School procured a FotoFinder*, which allows patients to have their entire body mapped to analzye and more efficiently track any changes to moles and other skin issues using high resolution photography and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Ade Adamson had this to say about the FotoFinder: "We are putting the FotoFinder to good use; I have already found melanoma with the device! I am so appreciative of Meredith’s Mission helping us get the Fotofinder so that the clinic can be state of the art and improve the lives of patients."
With our 2019 donation, Dr. Adamson said, "In the next phase of building out the clinic, I am going to get a few dermatoscopes for the clinic to help residents and other trainees learn how to better detect skin cancer. Funds will also be used to support new research, collaborative tumor boards, care coordination, and patient navigation at Dell Medical school, including at UT Health Austin's high risk pigmented lesion clinic and new multidisciplinary melanoma clinic."
* Find out more about the device here.
2019 - 4th Annual Fundraiser Gala
We had our biggest year yet! From all the generous donations and proceeds from the Gala, we raised over $165,000!
Photos from the 2019 Gala
Thank you, Thrivent
We are blessed to have received a $2500 gift from Thrivent Financial to put towards our 2019 donations. Our thanks to Lockie Ealy for recommending Meredith's Mission for Melanoma for this wonderful grant!
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Find out what's happening with new advancements in melanoma treatments and research here: Resources