As we come to the end of yet another wonderful year, we at OMF want to thank our loyal friends for their generous contributions of time and talent that bring us closer to fulfilling our mission.

Highlights of 2012 that your donations have enabled OMF to accomplish:
    Dr. Takami Sato at OMF's
    2012 EANA Patient Retreat 
  • Eye Am Not Alone (EANA) Patient Retreat, held in March, brought together over 100 patients, family members and caregivers to hear from leaders in the OM field such as Takami Sato MD, PhDDavid Eschelman MD, Colleen Cebulla MD, PhD, and Peter Hovland, MD, PhD.  The Hon. Kathleen Blanco, former governor of Louisiana, delivered the retreat's keynote address.
  • The 2011 OMF Research Award with an honorarium of $10,000 was given to Bill Harbour, MD for his work on the BAP1 tumor suppressor gene.
  • Launch of the Travel Assistance Grant (TAG) Program offering up to $15,000 per year for patients and caregivers to visit the cancer experts, regardless of where they are.
  • Joint research funding with Melanoma Know More
  • OMF's leading website continues to be the #1 uveal melanoma destination online with 4,500 global visitors per month. Leveraging the power of the web, we are seeking to aggressively expand our online tools and broaden the educational resources available to patients.
A $23,047 gift in memory of Shirley Stoffa
Make a donation before December 31st to receive a charitable tax deduction on your 2012 taxes.

You can also donate via PayPal.

Matching Gifts: Give your gift a lift!  Many employers match or even double employees' gifts.  Ask your employer for your company's form and submit it to OMF.

Warrior Fundraising: We empower grassroots campaigns with fundraising kits, t-shirts, banners and SEE A CURE pamphlets. Email us!
To learn about planned giving or setting up a Tribute Page for a loved one, contact us.
For 2013, we have an amazing lineup of patient education and advocacy events, webinars and opportunities for doctors in the field to meet and share groundbreaking research.  
We hope that you will consider a gift to OMF.  Thank you for all the support you have given us in 2012 - we couldn't have accomplished all of this without you.
Best wishes to you and your family for a safe and blessed holiday,

Jenny Mottershead
Executive Director

Grant Allen
Co-founder and Chairman
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