The White Aisle Foundation was established to honor the life of Rebecca Garrison-Sokoloff, founder and owner of The White Aisle, who died of melanoma on November 13, 2011. The foundation raises funds for melanoma research and patient support, as well as for other charities that Rebecca supported during her life.
Move against Melanoma
It's time for our second annual Move against Melanoma campaign! Join an event or plan an event of your own! Help us make melanoma a curable disease.
Malas to Cure Melanoma
Saturday, May 30
noon - 7 p.m.
Hill House, Ruscombe Community Health Center
Registration is now open for our second annual Malas to Cure Melanoma, a day of Yoga to raise awareness and money for melanoma research, on Saturday, May 30th. Sign up to do a whole or partial mala of 108 sun salutations and ask your friends to sponsor you, or just come support our participants and enjoy:
Second Annual Black Ribbon Run
Sunday, May 31
New Orleans, LA
Join Shaun Young and friends for this 5K run,
or support Shaun with your donation.
Miles for Melanoma Research
throughout the month of May
Wayne Garrison is riding his stationary bike the distance from Baltimore to Boston once again this year.
Join his team and do you own bike ride, or become one of his sponsors.
Many thanks to the Princeton Center for Dermatology for helping us kick off this year's campaign by including us in their fourth annual Sun Safety Awareness Walk on April 11. People of all ages--and some pets as well--showed up to support sun safety awareness and melanoma research. We all enjoyed a walk in the park on a beautiful spring day, lots of great sun safety samples and information, great raffle prizes, and delicious treats from our favorite restaurant, Acacia.
Our donations at work
The White Aisle Foundation is mentioned prominently in the most recent issue of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center publication Giving Matters. An interview with Dr. David McDermott, whose work we support, quotes him as saying:
The White Aisle Foundation was created by the family of a young woman who was treated for metastatic melanoma with a drug that resulted in a dramatic, but unfortunately short-lived response. When this drug failed, she was too sick to receive the newer forms of immune therapy. The grant given in her memory was enough to collect and publish data and develop a clinical trial to compare her treatment with immune therapy. The research that was spurred by her unfortunate outcome and supported by her family and friends will help change the treatment for patients like her around the world.
We have contributed more than $50,000 thus far to Dr. McDermott's work, and continue our support through the Rebecca Garrison-Sokoloff Melanoma Research Endowment. Thank you for helping us make that happen.
Read the complete interview with Dr. McDermott on page 7 of the Fall/Winter 2014/2015 edition of Giving Matters.
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