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The Melanoma Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are deductible from Federal income taxes to the maximum extent consistent with IRS regulations and individual taxpayer circumstances.

Your financial support provides free life-saving services to high school and middle school students and adults.
MEF has no fundraising salaries. There are several ways to contribute.

Direct Contributions

1. Online contribution with credit card or debit card

Venmo users may contribute by scanning the QR Code below. If the code is not displaying correctly
request it as an email attachment by sending a message to

vnmo qr

2. By check or money order
mailed to MEF, 7 Jones Road, Peabody, MA 01960.

3. By credit card or debit card mailed or by phone.

Phone contributions: 978-535-3080.

Download a contribution form

Sunday, November 3, 2024 - TCS New York City Marathon

2019 Starting Line
2019 Marathon Starting Line ©NY Times

The Melanoma Education Foundation has been a NYRR official charity partner for the past 13 years

For information about who we are and how we save lives
visit our website and watch our video at

Our allocated spots for the 2024 NYC Marathon have been filled and
we have begun enlisting runners for the 2025 marathon.

If you would like to run the 2025 NYC Marathon, with your deposit fully refunded
if you later gain entry through the NYRR lottery,
send an email message to
or call him at 978-535-3080 for more information.
Thrre is zero obligation or pressure.

If you decide to run in 2025 our fundraising requirement will be the minimum
mandated by NYRR ($3000 in 2024).
Runner 10% deposits count toward their fundraising goals;
matching corporate contributions from runners and contributors also count toward the goals.

We reimburse NYRR runner registration fees ($315 in 2024) for all of our runners.
We pay for NYRR-endorsed online custom training programs for first-time marathoners, provide
free fundraisng pages where runner's supporters can contribute, and complimentary pro-running shirts.


Workplace payroll deduction via America's Charities

The Melanoma Education Foundation is designated to receive workplace payroll deductions
if your company is enrolled in America's Charities. Click here for more information.

Benevity Causes also provides services for corporate and employee giving.

Corporate Matching Contributions

Many companies have matching gift programs that double the support received from employees.
MEF has received matching contributions from these corporations among others:

American Express

Bank of America


Goldman Sachs


Facebook members are invited to post birthdays and other fundraising events to support MEF

Thank you for your support!