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The Melanoma Education Foundation is a 501(c ) (3) non-profit organization. Contributions are deductible from Federal income taxes to the maximum extent consistent with IRS regulations and individual taxpayer cicumstances.

Your financial support provides life-saving service to high school and middle school students. MEF has no administrative salaries. There are several ways to contribute.

Direct Contributions

1. Online contribution with credit card or debit card

2. By check or money order
mailed to MEF, P.O. Box 2023, Peabody, MA 01960.

3. By credit card or debit card mailed, secure-faxed, or by phone.

Phone contributions: 978-535-3080.
Fax contributions: 978-535-5602
To download a contribution form please click here.


2015 Annual Calendar Raffle


July 1 - B. Rodriguez (Holyoke)
July 2 - M. Quinn (Reading)
July 3 - D. McLellan (Danvers)
July 4 - M. Barnes (Billerica)
July 5 - E. Erlandson (Billerica)
July 6 - J. Grammer (Topsfield)
July 7 - J.D. (Peabody)
July 8 - D. Shafer (Salem)
July 9 - J. Karakaedos (Lynn)
July 10 - C. Kelley (Malden)
July 11 - A. Pagano (Lynnfield)
July 12 - T. McGlaughlin (Stoneham)
July 13 - P. Scurlock (Natick)
July 14 - M. Kowalski (Danvers)
July 15 - J. Frattaroli (Roslindale)
July 16 - S. Erbafina (Gloucester)
July 17 - I. Conroy (Lynnfield)
July 18 - Deleina (Greenland, NH)
July 19 - C. Grohe (Marblehead)
July 20 - Rosendale (Ware)
July 21 - G. Letellier (Chicopee)
July 22 - L. Powell (Danvers)
July 23 - E. Snow (Wayland)
July 24 - K. McCauley (Peabody)
July 25 - P. Carr (Beverly)
July 26 - B. Pierce (Peabody)
July 27 - C. Kelley (Malden)
July 28 - F. Pecci (location unknown)
July 29 - D. Dracopoulos (Malden)
July 30 - T. Theodore (Canton)
July 31 - F. Kaminski (Beverly)

August 23, 2015 - 4th Annual Check for Change - Melanoma Awareness Triathlon

Chicopee State Park, 570 Burnett Road, Chicopee, MA

Sprint Triathlon Distance
1/3 mile swim
15 mile bike
3.5 mile run

Event Start Time: 8:00am
Race Day Registration & Pre-Registered Athlete Check-In: 6:15am-7:30am
Transition Closes: 7:45am

Swim Waves:
8:00am: Males (age 44 & under)
8:01am: Males (age 45 & older)
8:02am: Females & Relay swimmers

Entry Fees:
Individual Registration: $55 (before 6/20) | $65 (before 7/20) | $75 (on or before 8/20) | $85 (race day)
Team Relay Registration: $100 (before 6/20) | $110 (before 7/20) | $120 (on or before 8/20) | $130 (race day)
** $10 Discount for Multi-Sport Club Members (Coupon Code: multi10)

Online Registration

Email if you have questions or would like more information.

November 6, 2016 - TCS New York City Marathon

The New York City Marathon is the world's most prestigious marathon
and one of the most difficult
to enter. Running it is the experience of a lifetime!

Enrollment of runners for the 2015 marathon is complete.
We are now accepting applications to run in the 2016 marathon.
If you would like to enroll by raising funds for the Melanoma Education Foundation
contact Debi Facchetti at or 718-775-7297.


Federal Employees CFC


The Melanoma Education Foundation is an approved Combined Federal Campaign charity
Our ID Code Number is 71824.

Workplace payroll deduction via America's Charities

The Melanoma Education Foundation is designated to receive workplace payroll deductions if your company is enrolled in America's Charities. Click here for more information.

Contributions in lieu of special occasion gifts

If you are planning a wedding or other celebration and would like your guests to contribute to a life-saving charity in lieu of gifts please consider designating the Melanoma Education Foundation. Children who ask their friends to contribute in lieu of birthday gifts will receive certificates of appreciation and personal thank you letters from the MEF president.

Donate Car. Truck, or Boat


If you are thinking of selling or trading your car, truck, RV, or boat, consider donating it the Melanoma Education Foundation instead. Car donations are tax deductible, and proceeds from the sale of your vehicles help support our life-saving programs. Our agent, Cars Helping America, handles all arrangements from free pick up, to issuance of receipts, to transfer of title. To donate click on an underlined link or call 886-949-3668 (toll-free), and earmark your donation to Melanoma Education Foundation.

Melanoma Education Foundation Bracelets

Expandable bracelet, custom - handcrafted for MEF by Lamore Allure. Matching earrings are also available.
Price includes black gift box with white pad and free first class shipping. Click here to order online.

Finding N-E-D
No Evidence of Disease
by Michael W. Brown

Finding NED: No Evidence of Disease is a heartfelt true story of love, loss, and hope. Diagnosed with malignant melanoma, Amanda Faye Brown started on a long, difficult journey through the disease, and had the wisdom and foresight to gather her thoughts into a journal. Compiling these journal entries and interspersing them with his own thoughts, telling their story from first meeting through marriage to tearful days at the hospital, Michael Brown shares the struggles and sorrows that came with his wife's cancer. Their beautiful, poignant story is a treasure.

Ordering information.

Thank you for your support!


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