Blood Test Could Help Determine the Best Treatment for Melanoma
Eastern LI Hospital
Participation in Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation’s Annual Golf Classic Raises $134K in Honor of Health Care Heroes

Mollie’s Fund News

Mollie’s Fund shines the limelight on melanoma. See where the spotlight takes us!

SBU Hospital Will Screen All Entering Patients

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SBU Hospital Screening Article

FDNY Fire Academy and Mollie’s Fund Work Together for Skin Cancer Prevention

The Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation and the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Fire Academy announce a partnership to promote skin cancer prevention among “NYC’s Bravest.” Running into burning buildings and battling out of control fires isn’t the only risk for fire fighters.


Shady Shakedown 2 Was a Big Success!

Thanks to all who donated and contributed to make Shady Shakedown 2 a big success! Here is a nice entry from the Garden City News:

Biggane Family at Shady Shakedown 2

Making a Difference – News12 Long Island Airs Segment on Mollie’s Fund with Cara Biggane

For more than 20 years, a Garden City family has been committed to sun safety and skin cancer prevention.
For Cara Biggane, losing her sister Mollie to melanoma, started a mission that turned her grief into action. She’s this month’s 12 Making a Difference.

Cara Biggane on News12 Long Island

Melanoma News

Every day brings greater understanding and exciting advancements. We’re helping you stay informed.

Doctor filling a syringe

LAG-3 Approved by FDA

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London examined how melanoma cells create tumors at secondary sites in the body. What they found could help in the development of treatments to stop the spread of melanoma.

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Melanoma Risk Not As Obvious As Some Think

Researchers from QIMR Berghofer research in Queensland, Australia found that nearly 25% of people underestimate their risk for deadly melanomas, and those are the very people with the highest risk factors.

Study Reveals Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with Melanoma Have Higher Mortality Rates

Highlighting the importance of melanoma awareness, this study reveals that API are typically diagnosed when the cancer has progressed to its deadliest stages.


Eastern LI Hospital Foundation’s annual Golf Classic raises $134K, honors health care heroes

As the seriousness of the pandemic began to set in locally back in March, Jack and Maggie Biggane began to reconsider accepting a recent honor bestowed on their foundation.

The part-time Southold residents had been selected as the honorees for the 28th annual Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation’s Golf Classic. Through the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation — which the couple started in memory of their daughter, who died at the age of 20 in 2000 — they had worked in recent years to bring awareness and skin cancer prevention programs to Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital and across the North Fork…