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The DCMF was established to fulfil David’s goal of saving lives from melanoma and raising awareness. Please watch “Dear 16 Year Old Me” at www.dcmf.ca
To reduce the incidence, via prevention and early self-detection of melanoma as well as, improve the prognosis of melanoma via education and research into the disease
1.Promote awareness of melanoma and the importance of prevention and early self-detection
2.Provide funding and support for education and research into the causes, controls, and cure of melanoma and melanoma related disease
3.Support melanoma patients and their families during their battle with melanoma by providing access to information and other resources
Melanoma is a common and serious skin cancer which, if not treated early, is usually fatal. The good news is that the risk of melanoma can be significantly decreased by reducing exposure to UV radiation, and that the prognosis for melanoma patients can be improved by early detection. The bad news is that despite increasing public awareness of the dangers of UV radiation, many people still do not understand the seriousness of the damage caused by exposure to UV radiation, particularly damage caused during early years. Further, not enough people are aware of the early signs of melanoma, or the importance of self detection. As a result, melanoma is often ignored until it’s too late. However, we believe that through David's story, we can bring change.
|Founded||The David Cornfield Melanoma Fund was established in 2007 and is devoted to saving lives from melanoma by promoting awareness of this potentially deadly disease.|