Miles for Melanoma fitnationmag April 12, 2016 172 Florida Skin Center and The Melanoma Research Foundation invite you to participate in The Miles for Melanoma Fort Myers 5k event. Major strides are being made in melanoma research. With your support, the Melanoma Research Foundation can fund research that will unlock the mysteries of this devastating disease, and lead to better treatment options, and eventually, a cure. Melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer, yet receives less research funding. The incidence of melanoma is increasing faster than any other cancer, and an American’s lifetime risk of developing melanoma is one in 50. By fundraising for our event, you can help us give more research grant money to doctors who are helping us find new and better treatments. In 2011 the FDA approved two new melanoma drugs – it had been 13 years since we have seen a new treatment on the market. Those drugs exist thanks, in part, to the research done by our grantees. We can’t make that kind of progress without your support. We hope to have over 500 attendees and raise $20,000. We know you can help us reach this goal and make the Miles for Melanoma walk one of the MRF’s largest events.