Melanoma Research Foundation

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is leading the melanoma community to transform melanoma from one of the deadliest cancers to one of the most treatable through research, education and advocacy.Read More

Melanoma Research Foundation

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is leading the melanoma community to transform melanoma from one of the deadliest cancers to one of the most treatable through research, education and advocacy.

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MRF Peer-to-Peer Volunteer Buddy Course

The MRF’s Buddy Program is a peer-to-peer support program designed to connect melanoma patients or caregivers with survivors or family members who have “been there”. Volunteer Buddies provide non-professional, peer-to-peer emotional support and advice. Volunteer Buddies listen, share experiences and offer support. Matches are made based on stage of diagnosis, type of melanoma, treatment(s), age, gender and primary concerns. The Buddy Program would not exist without dedicated MRF volunteers. These volunteers undergo training to learn about the MRF, the latest trends in melanoma and on available resources so they can provide the most current, accurate information possible to their buddies.


Melanoma Research Foundation
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