Mollie’s Fund News
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.
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:
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.
Solar distancing PSA social media campaign is scheduled to begin March 8th capturing spring breakers. See attached press release. Second wave scheduled for a May release, melanoma awareness month.
The Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation was awarded the top score of 100 out of a possible 100 with Charity Navigator.
As part of the Historical Society’s 150th anniversary, the Bigganes were celebrated for bringing an awareness and better level of skin cancer health to all residents of Garden City, the region, and across the United States.
Although the rates of ocular melanoma are much lower than those of other types of melanoma this cancer of the eye is often fatal in 50% of cases. Download our free brochure to learn the risk factors, symptoms, and how you can protect yourself.
We joined forces with NYU Langone, NYU Winthrop and Academic Center, and NYC Health and Hospitals to present three seminars on skin cancer risk factors, the latest in melanoma surgery and treatment options, and personal stories of survival.
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.
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.
Highlighting the importance of melanoma awareness, this study reveals that API are typically diagnosed when the cancer has progressed to its deadliest stages.
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…