Living with cancer blog

Events to raise awareness of melanoma

By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. April 6, 2013

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. is planning two great events in May dedicated to education and raising awareness of melanoma — a deadly form of skin cancer.

On Friday, May 17, join us for a run/walk beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5455 50th Avenue NW in Rochester. This is the eighth year of the event with money raised donated for research and education on melanoma at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.

For more information, visit the Stay Out of the Sun Run website or phone (507) 282-4576.

On Saturday, May 18, the Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Program and Stay Out of the Sun Foundation in collaboration with the Melanoma Research Foundation will offer a patient and family education program focused on melanoma.

The program will be held in Geffen Auditorium in the Gonda Building on the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester. The event will be 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Join us to learn more about the latest research and treatment updates for patients with melanoma.

Topics include:

  • Individualized care — genomics in cancer treatment
  • Cutting edge treatment updates
  • Research updates
  • Wellness and prevention strategies for melanoma

Registration is $15 per person or $25/for two (prior to May 10). For more information and to register, call (507) 538-6001 or e-mail

We hope you can join us. Feel free to share your experience if you've attended in the past. Do you have an event related to melanoma awareness in your community? Please share.


Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

April 06, 2013