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06/03/2020

President’s Update June | 2020

June|2020 Greetings to the AIM at Melanoma community, Thank you for so many thoughtful acknowledgments and heartfelt tributes for my mother. All of us at AIM...

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03/26/2020

COVID-19 Update

Supporting the melanoma community with research, education, and advocacy is AIM’s mission, and we continue our work with even more dedication while our nat...

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01/23/2020

How Melanoma Cured Dylan Slattery

by Vallerie A. Malkin In March of 2014, a month before his 23rd birthday, Dylan Slattery, like many other 20-somethings, found himself dogged by the question...

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01/23/2020

Melanoma By The State: Colorado

  In 1876, one hundred years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Colorado became the 38th state of the United States, hence its nickname: T...

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01/23/2020

Tonia Sylvester: Why She Fights

  By Vallerie A. Malkin “I do not wish melanoma on anyone,” says Tonia Sylvester, a 56-year-old retired school teacher who has lived with the disease for...

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11/14/2019

Melanoma by the State: Montana

  Dubbed “Big Sky Country,” Montana is the fourth largest state in total landmass, comprising vast rolling prairie land in the east and rugged Rocky Moun...

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09/19/2019

Melanoma By The State: Tennessee

  The state of Tennessee is famous for the Grand Ole Opry, Graceland, and the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s also known for its famous sons and daughters, suc...

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09/19/2019

Julie Frampton: Part of the Solution

Julie Frampton was 34 years old when her daughter spotted a bloody mole on Julie’s back, right between her shoulder blades. That bloody mole would turn out...

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03/19/2019

Melanoma By The State: Arizona

Arizona touts itself as being home to three of the sunniest cities in the United States—Yuma, Phoenix, and Tucson—and for having more than 300 sunny days...

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01/14/2019

Melanoma By The State: Nevada

The seventh largest state in land area in the United States, Nevada boasts a rugged landscape filled with desert valleys and majestic mountains. The state is...

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11/13/2018

Melanoma Legislation: Progress Report

The facts are straightforward: Indoor tanning before 18 years of age increases one’s risk of melanoma by 85%,1 and the risk increases with each use.2 Despi...

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11/13/2018

Global Advocacy: Progress Report

Melanoma is a global disease. In the United States, one person dies every 54 minutes from melanoma. Australia and New Zealand have the highest melanoma rates...

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08/30/2018

Melanoma By The State: Vermont

Vermont is a state known for national and state forests, majestic snow-covered mountains, delicious maple syrup, and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.  But what ...

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07/03/2018

Melanoma By The State: Minnesota

  Minnesota tops Midwest in melanoma incidences Minnesota has the third highest incidence rate of melanoma in the United States, tied with New Hampshire a...

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04/27/2018

Melanoma by the State: Utah

  Utah has the unfortunate distinction of having the highest rate of melanoma in the nation—a rate more than double the national average. Despite increas...

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04/26/2018

Even America’s Heroes Get Melanoma

  Meet Army Reserve veteran Erin Ball, who served eight years, including a tour in Iraq in 2004.  She was diagnosed with melanoma in 2010, while she was 2...

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03/06/2018

Melanoma By The State: Florida

  Your Skin in the Sunshine State While living in Florida has its many benefits ranging from mild winters to an abundance of outdoor opportunities, it also...

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