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We are a 501(c)3 Organization 82-4933802
Join Stage Free for a 5k Run/Walk! Join us at Kit Carson Park in Escondido, CA on Saturday, August 19 at 9am
This walk is in honor of Eric Martin, the founder of Stage Free Melanoma - a true Melanoma Warrior who gained his wings on July 30, 2020.
Photo or video yourself and your friends and family on your walk - hashtag us on Social Media #livestagefree
Stage Free Melanoma is 501(c)3 Organization (Tax ID: 82-4933802). Proceeds from this event will be used to benefit Melanoma research and education.
Our primary mission is to raise funds to support clinical trials in Southern California conducting cutting edge research. There are many well funded programs that have amazing success with Melanoma patients. Sometimes patients are in need of the latest research and trials. SFM works with this niche Doctor population and strives to provide funding.
Increase awareness amongst youth and young adults of the pervasiveness and growth of Melanoma among their associated age group, while underscoring the importance of detection and treatment. By targeting high schools and universities with events, and appealing to them by utilizing social media as a form of communication, SFM hopes to reduce the skyrocketing growth of this form of cancer in Southern California.
SFM does not wish to influence its community by instilling fear, but rather educate people on how preventable this form of cancer can be with effective detection techniques as part of their health care regiment. Our detection campaigns will not only promote annual screenings, but also provide guidance on ongoing self-detection techniques.