May is Melanoma Awareness Month

  By Alicia Rowell, Vice President May is Melanoma Awareness Month, as most anyone reading this article is probably aware. Each year, AIM readies for May with sun safety tips, prevention reminders, and additional awareness information. Other melanoma and skin cancer organizations do the same. And all of this information is good for the general public, because we know that … Read More

Spinning For Melanoma

By Alicia Rowell, Vice President In 2010, Valerie Guild and Susan Steel were introduced. They were two determined women who had founded non-profits to advance the battle against melanoma and accelerate the quest for the cure. Val’s drive came from her daughter Charlie’s death from melanoma at 26 years old. Susan’s came from her own battle with melanoma—one she lost … Read More

Survivor Spotlight: Brian Halvorson

Melanoma and The Sun By Mara Klecker   More than 11,000 students have heard Brian Halvorson tell the story of his melanoma diagnosis and treatment. He grew up in a small town in North Dakota where the favorite summer pastime was hanging out at the pool. By the time he was a teenager, Brian got a job as a lifeguard … Read More