It is officially melanoma awareness month. As you can imagine my family and I are fully aware of melanoma, but the majority of people are not familiar with the most deadly of all skin cancers. Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in the world and every hour someone dies from the disease. It is the most common form of cancer in my generation, people aged 25-29. But if caught early it is very treatable with over a 90% survival rate. It is important to have screenings and know the risk factors involved.
We will be hosting the 3rd annual MelaNoMo'! fundraiser this year sometime in the fall. The goal here is to raise awareness, funding for the Melanoma Research Foundation, and have a hell of a time at our cabin on the Chattahoochee it will include listening to live music while playing cornhole after UGA just wins downing a cold beer with BBQ on the banks of the Chattahoochee on a fall afternoon. If this sounds like something you would be interested in check out www.firstgiving.com/melanomo (this is not an updated site) and stay tuned for more info.
Everything is great on the home front. Looking forward to a weekend with the new nephew in town and will have scans on Monday to determine my life, jk. Thanks for all of the continued support and inspiration. I am definitely not alone on this journey.